Dunmore Vintage Club's Cannonball: Malin V Mizen is a charity Tractor Run that will travel through 11 Counties on an epic 330km race the length of Ireland, taking place today and tomorrow. Two teams of vintage pre ‘92 Tractors take to the roads this afternoon.
One team will start from Malin Head in County Donegal and the other team will start at Mizen Head in County Cork - both in the next hour (2pm).
Both Teams go head-to-head in a dramatic race to the Finish Line in The Square, Dunmore, County Galway where the Dunmore Annual Festival will hold a Finish Line Finale Party in the Square tomorrow evening (Sat).
Dunmore Vintage Club is raising money for Autism Ireland during the race.
Both teams must travel behind a 25kmph pace tractor, Team Malin will travel through counties Donegal, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo into Dunmore.
While 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.
Everyone is urged to come out and support both teams as they pass through the towns and villages en route.
Kevin Kilgarriff is the PRO of Dunmore Vintage Tractor Club and he’s been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the event…
All donations in aid of Autism Ireland can be made be through Dunmore Vintage Club’s Facebook, together with updates on the actual race and locations along the routes.