Pics: Cork silage cut by County cavalcade

The Irish County Tractor Club recently had a successful working event in Co. Cork, cutting silage on Saturday, June 24.

According to the chairman of the club, Francis McBride, the event was an enjoyable day out for its members and was the first “working day” for the club – which was only founded earlier this year.

There were 12 tractors at work on the day, including 1124, 1164, 1174, 1184 models – as well a 7600-Four, a 754 and a rare 6610-Four E machine.

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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page

The club was set up so that its members, who often organise big events for the enjoyment of the public, could have smaller, working vintage events.

The first day out in Co. Cork had a good turnout, particularly in light of the fact that many in the vintage club are based in the northern half of the country, particularly around Co. Dublin.

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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page

According to McBride, the members had a good day in Co. Cork, on the farm of Jack Hyland, followed by a barn dance that night.

Following the success of the recent silage day, the club is hoping to have another day out in the near future in Banbridge, Co. Down, followed by a club ploughing event in the Co. Dublin or Co. Meath region.

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

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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page

The president of the club is John Dan O’Hare, in addition to McBride as chair, and Michael Hoey as vice-chair. The club secretary is Martin Everard and the treasurer is Kieran O’Donoghue.

For anyone wishing to join the group, the club’s facebook page is available here.

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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page
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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page
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Source: Irish County Tractor Club facebook page

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