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Tractor Run 2011

The Annual Cross-Border Tractor Run was held on Saturday, April 9th 2011. This event is growing in prestige and the numbers this year topped 120, which was great for all except the organisers who had the difficult task of doing all the paper work in a short space of time.

The Gathering Point was on the Main Street in Aughnacloy and the cavalcade moved off at 11.30pm. heading for Caledon. From there the long line of colourful and purring tractors of all makes and models, turned right to cross into county Monaghan via the new Bridge at Annaghroe. It was on then to Glaslough village and a stop for refreshments and a chat. Owners moved around examining the machinery of others and, in some cases, casting a yearning eye on a coveted tractor.

Watering complete, the tractor train left Glaslough station and meandered its way over Drumbanagher Hill to Glennan and another right turn to take the tractors over the second recently rebuilt cross-border bridge at Knockaginny(the final former border crossing to be reopened as a result of the Good Friday agreement), out to the Caledon Road again and back to base at Aughnacloy.

This was another great success and it is claimed that in its seven year history this Tractor Run never had a wet day. The organisers – Damien Douglas, Jim Crummie, Sammy Little, and Stephen Moffett – were delighted with the turnout and will have the pleasure of presenting a sizeable sum to the designated Charity this year – North Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support group. We will bring you the total raised when it comes to hand.

Here we bring you photos of tractors and drivers - hope you see yourself