Almost €8,000 Raised in Eamonn Carey Memorial Run

Members of the Eamonn Carey Memorial Tractor Run Committee in Currow for the presentation of a €7,990 cheque to Pieta House representative, Con O’Connor. Included are: Mary B. Carey making the presentation to Mr. O’Connor. Back from left: Annette O’Shea, Cáitríona Horan, Eileen McDonnell, Stacey Horan, Alec Noonan and Joan Marie O’Shea. ©Photograph: John Reidy
An elevated view of the gathering point at Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard for the Eamonn Carey Memorial Tractor/Truck Run last October. ©Photograph: John Reidy 8-10-2017

Without being fully certain of the final amount pledged and raised at the time of last October’s Eamonn Carey Memorial Tractor/Truck Run, the organisers knew they were talking about a significant amount of money.

The event was organised and run as a memorial for the late Mr. Carey and as a fundraiser for Pieta House.

Biggest Gathering

The Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard, from which the run began, was covered with the biggest gathering of vehicles the area had ever seen.

One little boy surveying the scene before him declared it ‘awesome’ with his hands cupping his face.

A man who’d know said that the turn out of machinery was ‘a terror – you wouldn’t see it at the ploughing.’

Pledges Honoured

Now, those pledges have been honoured and the final count came up as a hugely impressive €7,990

“We don’t know yet if it will become an annual event and that will be decided as time goes on.

“But we’re delighted at the amount of money raised on the day for the charity. Due to circumstances beyond our control we could hold the presentation of the cheque any sooner,” said Joan Marie O’Shea of the organising committee.

Thanks for the Effort 

“We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to take part on the day and all who helped out in any way.

We’d like to thank the mart in Castleisland for the use of the yard and to the Gardai for their help and to Cuniffe’s Bar here in Currow,” said Ms. O’Shea.


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