Dunmore Vintage Club’s Cannonball: MalinVMizen is a Charity Tractor Run that will travel through 11 counties on an epic race the length of Ireland.
Two teams of vintage pre ‘92 Tractors take to the roads on August 5th and 6th. One team starting from Malin Head in County Donegal, the other team starting at Mizen Head in County Cork. Both Teams go head-to-head in a dramatic race to the Finish Line in The Square, Dunmore, County Galway where Dunmore Annual Festival will hold a Finish Line Finale Party in the Square. Dunmore Vintage Club are generously raising money for Autism Ireland. Donations can be made on gofund.me/81a165ba
The two teams of tractors will hit the diff and pray that they get all the way to achieve their 330km journeys back to Dunmore. They won’t exactly be flat to the mat as each team must travel behind a 25kmph pace tractor, but we will have the party hats on as we watch their progress throughout the day from the big screen in The Square in Dunmore.
Team Malin will travel through counties Donegal, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo into Dunmore in County Galway.
Team Mizen will travel from Cork though Limerick, Clare and into Galway to Dunmore.
The clock will be counting down the minutes to see which team Malin or Mizen will cross the Finish Line first.
Keeping crowds entertained in Dunmore will be Rachel Mae Hannon who will take to the stage at 7pm, fresh from Independence Festival. She will be followed by the band Sum Craic who will be on stage at 8pm with some knee slapping tunes to keep us partying into the night.
You can place your bets at the tote as to which team will be the first to see the checkered flag waved. All proceeds raised will go to Autism Ireland.
If you cannot make it to Dunmore please come out and support both teams as they pass through the towns and villages en route.
You can see the route by clicking here.
For all the updates on what is happening check out Dunmore Vintage Club’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreVintage
Dunmore Annual Festival on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreAnnualFestival