Pics: Tractor event in Co. Down draws some intriguing ‘beasts’

The Co. Down Traction Engine Club played host to a ‘Working Vintage Festival’ on Saturday (August 12); the venue was the picturesque Rosemount Estate in Greyabbey.

The event celebrated 100 years of Ford and Fordson tractors, alongside an appreciation of “miscellaneous harvesting equipment”. Also featuring was a tractor road run, which was held on Friday evening (August 11).

The Irish County Tractor Club was there; its members notably brought four County 1884 tractors – the only ones in Ireland – to the site.

Photographer Ray Mallon (RM Agriphotos) was there too – capturing the sights throughout the day and framing some very eye-catching photographs along the way. In this article, we bring you just a selection of the many pictures taken by Ray.

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Rosemount
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Recently, the Irish County Tractor Club held a previous working day in Ballinaskeagh, Banbridge, Co. Down. The event was the staging post for a silage harvesting spectacle – involving hoards of vintage and classic tractors and harvesters. The silage was cut on the farm of Mark Stewart, a member of the club.

The Irish County Tractor Club was founded last February, and has a tally of more than 40 members at present from around the country.

The club is always open to new members, with people who own or are interested in County tractors welcome to get in touch. The club can be contacted through its Facebook page. Or you can stay tuned to AgriLand for the latest news, developments and updates.