Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Run is Back on the Road

Castleisland St. Patrick's Day Parade 17-3-2011
The late Paudie Fitzmaurice and his son Pádraig with neighbour and friend, Jimmy Horan at the 2011 Castleisland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. ©Photograph: John Reidy 17-3-2011

The 10th. Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vehicle Run will be held on Sunday, September 5th 2021.

Vintage cars and motor-bikes and non-vintage vehicle welcome. If it has wheels bring it along.

The run will start at 12 noon on the yard of the Castleisland Co-Op Mart.

New Route for 2021

The route is via Tralee Road the N21 onto the N22 Tralee to Farranfore Road and then onto the N23 Farranfore to Castleisland Road and fininsh. There’s an entry fee of E20 per vehicle.

There will be a commemorative token for all participants.

The proceeds will be in aid of Muire Gan Smál National School ASD Unit and Sensory Garden.

Event will be held strictly in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

No Post Run Events

The traditional post-run knees-up, sing-song and finger food session will not be happening this year because of Covid-19 regulations.

The route has also been chosen with this in mind and as one least likely to encounter or encourage members of the public to congregate.

Glad to Be Back

Permission to hold this open-air event was denied several times last year and the organisers, while still operating under certain restrictions, are please to be able to get back on the road with the run which has been raising vital funds for local charities since it was founded in 2012.

The Late Paudie Fitzmaurice

The late Paudie Fitzmaurice was a well known, local taxi operator and a native of Brosna. He was taken tragically in a road traffic accident a couple of miles outside Castleisland on the Scartaglin Road in the early hours of Sunday morning of May 27-2012.

In October of that year, a group of his many friends got together under the chairmanship of Charlie Farrelly – who has since added the pre-fix Cllr. to his name  – and they organised the first of these runs.

Charitable organisations and worthy causes have been the winners down through the years since.

For further information please contact Charlie on: 087 2056150 or Joe on: 087 9755766.

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