A man who lost a lung to cancer in 1999, over his addiction to cigarette smoking, has survived to tell the tale and is fighting back by organising a growing and popular ‘Vintage Run’ for the past few years.
Noel O’Connor of Dulague is now setting about organising his fourth Castleisland Vintage Run.
The run will take place at 1pm on this Sunday, June 7th from The Halfway House Bar in Ballymacelligott.
Up to now it was mainly a tractor and car zone only. However, Noel and his advisors have now opened up the run to all types of road worthy, vintage vehicles – with motorbikes the latest addition to the colourful cavalcade.
Last year they also introduced a ‘Best Restored’ category to the run and it brought a competitive element to the event.
“Noel and his advisors have now opened up the run to all types of road-worthy,
vintage vehicles – with motorbikes the latest addition to the colourful cavalcade.”
“We’ll be leaving from The Halfway Bar in Ballymac at 1pm on Sunday. We’re hoping to get as many vintage tractors, cars or motorbikes as we can to join us and raise funds for Breakthrough Cancer Research at the Cork Cancer Research Centre. We’ll be traveling through: Farranfore, Currow, Scartaglin and Castleisland and finishing back at The Halfway again.
We’ve an entry fee of €20 per vehicle and we’ll be collecting along the run as well,” said Noel. The contact number for Noel O’Connor is: 087 33 01 079 or Lo Call: 1890 998 998