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By Sean Moriarty

You have heard of Cars n Coffee but how about Tractors n Tea?

UP IN SMOKE: John Michael Howard, pulling up at the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club 'Tractor n Tea' event, at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday afternoon in aid of Critical Emergency Medical Response. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

EX-TRACTOR FAN: Vintage tractor fan Michael Flanagan Co Meath at the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club 'Tractor n Tea' event. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

FUN TIME: Jack Kelly sitting on a vintage tractor at the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club 'Tractor n Tea' event in aid of Critical Medical Response. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

BANTER: Tony Wharton taking down a poster as vintage tractor enthusiasts from left: Bernard Carolan Michael Flanagan and Tony Wharton enjoy the banter at the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club 'Tractor n Tea' event. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

PRESENTER: Tom Leslie addressing the audience at the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club 'Tractor n Tea' event at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday afternoon in aid of Critical Medical Response. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage put an unusual twist on the popular car gatherings by running a tractor-only event at the racecourse on Sunday last.

Over 90 tractors from Kerry, Cork and Limerick were on show – from the very old to the latest in tractor technology.

Nobber Vintage Club from County Meath, has a long-standing friendship with the Killarney club and they displayed some of the rare vintage machinery at the show.

“We were delighted with the support from the public and their generous donations to the event charity, Critical Emergency Response,” said Tom Leslie, Club Chairman. “The whole day was a huge success and with all the positive comments we received, there is no doubt that we will make it an annual event."

There were plenty of other side-shows alongside the Tractor Show. Highlights included a huge display of model farm machinery.

A Q&A session in the form of ‘Couch Chats’ was also a massive hit on the day.

Guest speakers included Michael Hoey of Country Crest and owner of one of the largest tractor collections in Ireland, Aeneas Horan of New Holland dealers Buckley Agri, Aine Sweeney of Glen South robotic farm, Donie Lucey of Critical Emergency Response, and Tommy Moynihan who spoke about life after a farm accident.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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