Charity tractor run from Dublin to Mayo seeks to raise thousands for three worthy causes
Having raised just under €100,000 in 2018, a group of tractor enthusiasts have embarked on a cross-country journey again this year.
A group of Mayo-based tractor enthusiasts will once again take part in a novel tractor run from Dublin to their home county to raise money for a number of worthy causes.
The group set off from Dublin Port on Good Friday and plan to stop in Longford on Friday night, before hitting the road towards Kilkelly in Mayo on Saturday.
A welcome home party is planned for the drivers in the Big Red Barn in Kilkelly on Saturday night, with entertainment provided by Ritchie Remo, The Kilkennys and Re-Jig, while this Sunday night, a raffle will be held followed by music from Atlantic Rhythm, Pamela Gilmartin and Robert Mizzell & The Country Kings.
All money raised will be used to buy equipment for this year’s chosen charities: The National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, the Castlebar Paediatrics Special Care Unit and the Mullingar Paediatrics Special Care Unit.
Last year, the Dublin2Mayo Charity Tractor Run raised €96,424 for Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin and the Special Care Baby Unit in Mayo General Hospital, a feat that was recognised at the Mayo People of the Year awards in 2018.
Before arriving in Kilkelly on Saturday, the tractor convoy will be passing through Roscommon, Creggs, Glenamaddy, Clonbern, Dunmore, Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis, Claremorris, Balla, Kiltimagh, Bohola, Swinford and Charlestown and members of the public are encouraged to show their support along the route.
Main image via Facebook/Dublin2Mayo Charity Tractor Run