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Thursday 22 August 2019

Ferns hosts county's top vintage rally

FERNS IS STANDING by to witness the biggest gathering of vintage and classic cars ever seen in Wexford, on October 2. And other parts of the county will also have the opportunity to admire the spectacle on the same day as the old motors will take part in a Sunday drive.

The rally in aid of Console has been organised by Paddy Murphy and his team of volunteers in memory of his son Gerard (pictured) who died at the beginning of this year. As a member of the Capri Club of Ireland, he has many friends who share his love of cars from the seventies and earlier.

They will be coming from all over Ireland, with not just with Ford Capris but driving many other makes and marques. Ferns will be geared up to provide entertainment to the public from morning to night. The car run will depart from the village and take in Bunclody, Carnew and Gorey before returning to Ferns. Meanwhile, live music will be played in the church car park, while a range of attractions from children's art and cake stalls to car part sales will continue throughout the day.

And after eight hours of entertainment, the action will switch to The Courtyard and a barbecue with yet more live music. Members of the Murphy family will take part in the motorcade which will travel 57 miles around North Wexford on the day. 'All proceeds will go to Console,' confirmed Paddy Murphy, 'in the hope that it may help or save someone in the future.'

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