first_imgHUNDREDS are expected to flock to the ninth annual Finn Valley Vintage Rally and Threshing Day which takes place next Sunday, August 7, at Crossroads, Killygordon.There will be a large number of events and attractions on the day including stationary engines, bale rolling, tractor balancing and childrens’ sports including a free bungee jump, a ‘Gladiators’ show, and of course, traditional threshing.A large number of fine examples of vintage farm machinery and cars will also be on display with entrants expected to travel from all over the North West. One unique new event expected to create a lot of interest this Sunday will be the tractor building demonstration.This will include a mens and and a ladies team stripping down a tractor to its nuts and bolts, then completely rebuilding it.Organised by the Finn Valley Vintage Club, the Rally has raised tens of thousands of euro for local charities over the last decade.According to the organisers, the idea of the Rally is to promote agricultural, vintage and other items of heritage and also provide a venue suitable for the enthusiast to show items of yesteryear. Club Chairman, Thomas McKelvey, said they also wanted to allow the public the opportunity to view such rare treasures.He said they are expecting another bumper crowd on Sunday at the Cross.“We have been putting a lot of hard work and time in to organising this event over the past year. The weather is expected to be good on Sunday so hope to get as many people through the gates as possible.This is a very worthy event and more than €10,000 was raised last year alone,” Mr McKelvey said.Gates open at 12 noon and admission will cost just five euro for adults and two euro for teenagers. Younger children will be admitted free of charge. For further details contact 086 3764067.EndsFINN VALLEY SHOW TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS AT KILLYGORDON was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Finn Valley ShowKillygordonlast_img

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