Coolgreany vintage on the roads again

By Dan Walsh

There was a vibrant feel of community spirit and a reawakening of the rural countryside as a Road Run comprising a long convoy of vintage cars and tractors participated in the Coolgreany Vintage Club event that covered more than 50 kilometres today.

Highways and byways were once again awakened to the sound of vehicles from the past after 18 months of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a sight to behold and a sign of normal life returning!

The older tractors at the Coolgreany Road Run. (Pic; Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin)

Weather conditions were tolerant as the convoy paraded down Coolgreany’s long Main Street, onwards to Inch, then to Woodenbridge and the historic Meeting of the Waters at Avoca, past Aughrim Holiday Village and Tinahely before sounding the horn at the Gap Pub and Ballyfad Post Office and back safely in Coolgreany.

Founded three years ago Coolgreany Vintage Club are delighted with the response to today’s Road Run. The annual barbecue in aid of Tidy Towns’ Coolgreany also took place and there was a brilliant afternoon music session with singing star from Ferns – Stacey Breen.

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