Mogeely Vintage Club will host their 12th Annual Vintage Festival on Sunday the 17nd July. To date the club has raised over €160,000 for charities including ACT, Marymount Hospice, CASA, Midleton Community Hospital, Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Due to the difficulties in raising funds being experienced by all charities and organisations in the current economic climate Mogeely Vintage Club has decided this year to donate proceeds from the event to three charities, Midleton Community Hospital, Enable Ireland Cork and the Irish Kidney Association.

Mogeely Vintage Festival is good for you - Pic: John Hennessy

Mogeely Vintage Festival is good for you - Pic: John Hennessy

This years festival will take place in Mogeely Community grounds and will commence with the parade of a steam engine lead by a piper through the village of Mogeely to the vintage field at 2pm on Sunday the 17th July followed by the events official opening by the clubs great friends “The Bachelors in Trouble” from Waterford.

Year after year the number and variety of vintage tractors, cars, motor bikes and engines goes from strength to strength with in excess of 500 exhibits expected this year. One of the striking aspects of this years festival is the list of varied attractions that the committee have lined up yet again. The Old Time Threshing will take pride of place where we will be able to reminisce to bygone days. Live music throughout the day will be provided by the ever popular Pa Daly with a specially prepared dancing stage available for those who wish to dance the day away. Other attractions on the day will include baby show, dog show, best dressed lady, slow tractor race and barrel race. Also this year the committee are introducing sheave throwing, tractor balancing, trailer reversing & speed car wheel changing. For kids there will be bouncy castles, amusements and  pony rides with the highlight being the kids sports for all ages.

This year the festival committee have also  introduced events on the Saturday night (16th July) which include a Vintage Car and Tractor run which departs Mogeely at 7pm and travels through the local villages of Castlemartyr and Killeagh before returning to Mogeely. This is then followed by an interpub 5 a-side tug-of-war in the local Community grounds at 8pm. There is great interest in this event and it should not be missed!!

As the festival approaches it is a big well done to the local committee for making this event possible. Judging by the professional and dedicated attitude of this terrific group of people, the Mogeely Vintage Festival looks set to be another great success this year. The committee would like to pay special tribute to their many sponsors and the local community for its overwhelming support and like to extend a warm welcome to you all to the weekends events.

The officers and committee are: Denis Hennessy (Chairman), Tom Hickey (Vice Chairman), John Kelleher (Secretary), Will Leahy (Treasurer), Pat Doherty (Safety Officer),  Trevor Fleming, Moss Fleming, Denny John Scanlon, T.J Carew, John Sheehan, Tony Cashel, Peter Lawton, Tom Crotty, Pat Shanahan, Dominic Cashman, Hugh Keane, Michael Butler, Keith Walsh, Tom Walsh, Stephen Butler, Jim Scannell, Billy Walsh, Denis Mulcahy, Jim Behan, Dan Costigan, James Cashman, Tadhg O’Loughlin, Jim McCarthy, Sheila Hennessy

So come along and see for yourself – lets make this years festival the best yet!

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