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Vintage Run 2010

(L to R) Massey Ferguson 35 (four cylinder), Ford Nan (petrol), Massey Ferguson 35X, David Brown 880 (Sedge) and a Ferguson 20, all owned by John Hogan of Ballyvaughan.

FANORE VINTAGE TRACTOR ROAD RUN ON 5 SEPTEMBER 2010

“Come all ye local heroes wherever you may be
Don’t hire with any master till you know what your work will be
For you must rise up early from the clear daylight till dawn
Or else you won’t be able to plough the Rocks of Bawn”

We have plenty of experience of ploughing rocks in Fanore, but on Sunday 5th September 2010 we will be a little less ambitious as we undertake the first Fanore Vintage Tractor Road Run.

The run will start from O’Donohue’s famous Pub at 12.00 and over a 17 mile course will take in some of the finest scenery in the world before arriving back to O’Donohue’s Pub.

After leaving O’Donohue’s Pub the run will travel North on the Coast Road to Fanore Bridge, turning up the famous Caher Valley to the N67 at Callan. It will then proceed South on the N67 to Kilmoon Cross where it will turn off towards Fanore through Kilmoon village and woods and on to Bóthar na hAillte and its spectacular views of Fanore beach, The Aran Islands and the Hills of Connemara. Good brakes will be essential on this part of the run.

These hills were the setting for part of the 1973 film ‘The Mackintosh Man’ directed by John Huston and starring Paul Newman, James Mason, Noel Purcell and a number of local stars.

At the picnic area near the bottom of the hill we will have a tea stop, weather permitting. An ideal photo opportunity.

The final leg of the run will take us North on the Coast Road to the finish at O’Donohue’s Pub.

The run will be led by one of the first tractors to come to the Fanore area in the 1960s. It is a David Brown 880 Implematic, bought new by Martin “Sedge” Burns and is known locally as “Sedge”.

 
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