Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road. Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles. Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions). We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners . We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road. This date has now been brought forward one week. It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00. Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes. This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago. It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed. Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)
The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race and Kart Drifting Exhibition was held on the Clara Road on Sunday evening (July 27th) as the final part of the Millstreet Summer Festival. Below are some photos of the racing which were sent to us by Geralding Dennehy.
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Tom Corbett has a few photos of the racing on a facebook album