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Moment in Time: Stradbally Vintage Rally in 2009

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MIck Brennan's 1971 Morris Minor van attracted plenty of attention at the Stradbally Parish Vintage Rally on the Lawn, Stradbally. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Just like the weather at the moment, the Stradbally Vintage Rally June of 2009 was blessed with glorious sunshine.

Photographer Alf Harvey captured these fantastic photographs from the event which attracted large crowds of exhibitors, families and local vintage enthusiasts.

After that disappointment of holding the previous year’s rally in the centre of Stradbally, the organisers were delighted to be back in Cosby Hall.

Over 400 exhibitors arrived on the day, displaying a wide variety of tractors, trucks, vintage cars, motorbikes, lorries, stationary engines and vintage tools.

It was reported that the day went off without a hitch and the organisers were thrilled with the response of the patrons who came along.

For children, there were plenty of activities on offer to keep them amused including a pets corner, bouncing castle, face painting and quads.

The adults were not ignored either with much to entertain including a dog show, a model car display, in addition to tractors and cars on show in the arena.

Such was the attraction of the event, visitors came from forty miles away and the rally also showcased many local vintage enthusiasts on the day.

The organisers thanked everybody who helped to make the day such a success, especially the exhibitors and customers of Stradbally Vintage Rally.

Willie O’Neill, Stradbally with Paddy and Ann Murray, Mountmellick and the Murray’s 1962 Fordson Super Major at the Stradbally Parish Vintage Rally on the Lawn, Stradbally.
Photos Alf Harvey.
Philip Greene, Laura Black and Adam Greene with Philip’s 1977 David Brown 885
Martin, Siobhan, Dean and Eleanor Cahill, Timahoe
Bertie Devoy (left) Athy with his 1957 Ferguson 20 with tractor admirers John Lowry and Paddy Lowry
Michelle and Leanne Wall, Abbeyleix
Enjoying the sunshine were, from left: Shelly, Debbie, Jenny and June Whelan; Joe Wiseley and Ger Whelan
MIck Brennan’s 1971 Morris Minor van attracted plenty of attention at the Stradbally Parish Vintage Rally on the Lawn, Stradbally.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Fergus Lalor, Stradbally has a lift for this young engine driver Declan Fingleton, Stradbally
Frank Dunne, Ballyfin with his 1928 Ruston Hornsby Stationary Engine

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