Tractor attraction

Published 14/05/2016 | 00:00

Wexford came to a standstill as the Irish/ Welsh National Road Run rolled through the county before converging on Wexford Quay

A total of 342 tractors from Wales and across Ireland came out for the event, which was organised by Bargy Vintage Club. Crowds of people showed their support by lining the roadsides as the eight mile convoy passed by.

The event served as a fundraiser for Friends of Wexford General Hospital's MRI scanner appeal. Though the proceeds have yet to be counted, PRO of Bargy Vintage Club Willie Day expects that a large sum was raised.

'An MRI scanner is now an essential piece of diagnostic equipment, and Wexford needs one urgently,' said Ciaran Sheridan, Chairman of Friends of Wexford General Hospital. 'This commitment from the men and women of Bargy Vintage Club is to be commended, and I thank them sincerely.'

Following the vintage run, approximately 500 people enjoyed a function in the Danby Lodge while 420 had a meal in Clayton Whites Hotel.

On behalf of the club, Willie Day would like to thank everybody who came out to support the event and those that helped in any way.

Wexford People

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