Preparations are well underway for the annual Pat O’Reilly Memorial Tractor Run which is due to start from Kilmurry on Sunday 22nd of October.

Macra na Feirme in the Sixmilebridge and Kilmurry area is very grateful to the O’Reilly family for allowing the event to be named after the late Pat O’Reilly. Proceeds from the day will go to Milford Hospice who cared for Pat in his final days.

Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry Macra members will be calling to local shops and businesses for their support with sponsorship cards and flyers over the coming weeks.

A former Macra member, Pat was a very progressive farmer who regularly held farm walks. He was also chairman of the local mart and highly respected in the local community and beyond.

Full details of the event can be found on the Sixmilebridge Kilmurry Macra Facebook page. A large crowd is expected to turn out on the day and for the monster raffle planned that night.

Launching the event were Michael Cotter, Patrick McNamara, Martin Hannon, Padraic Ryan, Jim Corbett, Thomas O’Reilly (4), Melissa Purcell, Milford Hospice, Mary O’Reilly and Aidan O’Reilly. Photo by Arthur Ellis.