The annual Mid-Roscommon Vintage Club Tractor and Car Drive will take place on Sunday, October 23rd from Church Street, Strokestown. The Drive is in aid of the Kilglass-based Sick Children’s Fund. Entry fee is €20 per vehicle and registration will take place from 10.30 am.
The classic/vintage car run will take the following route: depart from Church Street at 12 noon, and proceed to Longford bypass, and take the N4 westbound towards Newtownforbes, continue to Rooskey and take the R371 for Strokestown via Scramogue.
The tractor run, which will leave immediately after the cars, will take the following route: proceed to the R368 to Sharkey’s Cross, take L1424 to Lismehy and L1425 to Tuam Cross, take left at Tuam on New Line to N63 via Kilnalosset Cross. On the N63 it will proceed to Lanesboro and take right on Rathclyne road. The route will then take a circle to Ballymahon road via Newtowncashel road and return to Lanesboro. It will return to Strokestown via Curraghroe and Scramogue Cross.
Vintage tractors are welcome to take part and their route is a shorter distance; proceed to Ballybeg via Sharkey’s Cross and Lismehy. After a short rest they will return on same route. Marshals will be on duty at all junctions to direct the tractors. Refreshments will be served in the morning and a raffle will take place later that night in Compton’s Central Bar where generous prizes are to be won. Please support this very worthy cause.
As Strokestown is in the county senior football final which takes place at 3 pm we would ask participants in the drive to be in position on time as the run will depart at 12 noon sharp.