Carrick-on-Suir to come alive with major parade of tractors


Will you be there? There will be close to 100,000 lights and 10,000 Horsepower on the streets!

Carrick-on-Suir to come alive with major parade of tractors

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Will you be there? There will be close to 100,000 lights and 10,000 Horsepower on the streets!

A stream of forty-five entries will roll into Carrick-on-Suir tomorrow (Saturday, December 16th), as the annual parade of tractors is set to draw people from all corners of the island.

The GRASSMEN cohort will join the proceedings once again this year, with drivers from counties Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford and Limerick.

Top attractions

One of Ireland’s top Christmas attractions hosted by the Crop Cruisers will dominate the street, with a parade of lights, amusements and a festival from 5 pm to 9 pm. Forty children on pedal tractors will lead the parade, which is one of the main attractions of this year’s event.

Stuart Downie is the organiser of the event, which is now running for four consecutive years. Last year’s attendance peaked 10,000, with an entry of twenty-three tractors, a silage harvester, a lorry and a loader.

Speaking to That’s Farming, Stuart Downie said:

“We were the first in Ireland to do this and it just keeps growing every year.”

“There will be nearly 10,000 Horsepower( hp) on the street and nearly 100,000 lights. You will never see anything like this anywhere else.” He added.

Charity

Donations on the night have been welcomed by the committee, in aid of The Brain Tumour Support Group, Cork and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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