A new addition to our show this year is a round of the ITPC championship. There will be 15 purpose built tractors taking part in this which is a fantastic competition to watch. As well as this we will also be running a Farm Stock Pull. These tractors will be defined by weight as follows:
5.5 Ton class
7.5 Ton class
9.5 Ton class
11.5 Ton class
Anyone interested in competing should download a copy of the ITPC farm class rules from the link below and note that the adoption of the European hitch height of 500mm is measured from the ground & the maximum distance forward for front weights of 1100mm is measured from the front grill of the tractor.
Go to http://www.tractorpulling.net for full ITPC details.
Council CEO and young inventor launch big show
THE South Kerry Ploughing Championships and Harvest Show, a hugely popular charity event that turns back the clock and looks to the future on the same day, will take place on Sunday, September 3.
Organised by KillarneyValley Classic and Vintage and now in its fourth year, the day-long event will take place on Fleming’s Farm at Grenagh, Fossa, Killarney.
This year’s show was officially launched at a reception in the Innisfallen Hotel at the weekend by Kerry County Council Chief Executive Moira Murrell and teenage entrepreneur Jack Nagle, a prizewinner at the Young Scientists exhibition with his invention of a safety lock for tractors that engages the handbrake automatically.
Also in attendance were Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan and Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher.
Speaking at the launch, Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Chairman, Tom Leslie, said since it was started in 2014, the event has generated tens of thousands of euro for local charities and, at this stage, the club has contributed close on €100,000 to worthy causes.
This year’s beneficiaries will be the Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association, Down Syndrome Kerry, the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus.
“A massive attraction this year is that the event will incorporate the National Rally of the Irish Vintage Society, showcasing Ireland’s great heritage, and this year’s show will also feature a round of the Irish Tractor Pulling Championships which is always a great spectacle,” Tom said.
The latter involves heavily modified tractors pulling massive weights along a pre-determined track and it is billed as the most powerful motor sport in the world.
The big day will feature numerous trade stands, traditional and modern method ploughing demonstrations, sheep shearing competitions, harvesting demos, machinery showcases and traditional farm practice exhibitions.
Two fun zones and a popular maze in the maize will be on site to keep children amused and novelty sideshow events will include an all-breed dog show, baking competitions and live music to create a real party atmosphere.
Several food zones will be on site at this year’s South Kerry Ploughing Championships and Harvest Show and there will be terrific prizes on offer to the best-dressed man and woman and the winner of the always popular bonny baby contest
A major trade stand marquee will be located on the grounds with competitively priced exhibition space available to local businesses, community groups and clubs who might wish to get their message across to thousands of visitors. For information on exhibition space availability contact event secretary Ann Marie O’Sullivan on 087-9726200 or email email@example.com.
A major traffic management plan will be enforced in Killarney on the day while the South Kerry Ploughing Championships and Harvest Show will take place on 60 acres of land owned by the Fleming family.
Everyone is invited to the launch of the South Kerry Ploughing this Saturday (29/07/2017) at 6.30pm in the Innisfallen Hotel, Fossa.
Even if you are not a member, please come along to this great event!
Membership to the club is only €10 if you wish to join on the night.
Come along to the South Kerry Ploughing Championships & Harvest Show on Sunday the 3rd September for a great family day out with over 150 trade stands & exhibitors, Classic & Vintage car show, food tents & stalls, family funfair & kids amusements.
There will be two fashion shows on the day and a cooking demo by Kenmare Food Blogger, Karen Coakley in the Events Marquee, Radio Kerry will be broadcasting live from 11-2, along with dog competitions, children’s baking competitions (u11 & u14 years), Adult Christmas Baking Competition, a baby bonny competition & much much more – all in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kerry Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus & Down Syndrome Kerry.
Gates open at 11am – Admission €10 for adults & €5 for OAP’s & €5 for students over 14 years – Under 14’s are free.
If you are a business or trader and wish to have a trade stand at the South Kerry Ploughing Championships please contact;
AnneMarie O’Sullivan, Trade Stand Secretary, Mob: 087-9726200
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A great turn out for our 1st Classic Car Run. Pictures taken as the cars travelled over Borlin to Ballylickey & onto Glengarriff. Proceeds from the Car Run will be donated to the Kerry Hospice.
A big Thank You to all who participated in our run out on Sunday, 9th April in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. A very enjoyable day was had by all with the weather in our favour.
See the pictures on our News Page & check out the Tractor Video link below
Please support our Charity Classic Car & Tractor run taking place on Sunday 9th April, leaving from the Gleneagle Hotel, in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Registration times as per poster.
We will be participating in the Kerry Expo @ INEC, call to us at our stand & see the beautifully restored Massey Ferguson 135. #kerryhospice #inec #kerryexpo