Pieta House representative, Pat Duffy (seated left) accepting a cheque for €1,100 (proceeds of a tractor/motorbike run) from event co-ordinator, John Browne Sr. and Jeremiah O'Brien, chairman of Araglin Carnival committee, who organised the event. Back, l-r: Sheila Teahan (carnival committee) Jo Browne (carnival committee), Avryl O'Hara (carnival joint treasurer), Fiona Browne (carnival committee), John Allen (motorbike run route manager) and John O'Donovan (carnival committee). The presentation took place in The Swallow Inn, Araglin last Saturday night. Missing from photo is P.J. Kenneally, carnival joint treasurer. (John Ahern)

Conditions for the Araglin Carnival Tractor/Motorbike Run which took place on Sunday, April 1 were testing.

Nevertheless, participants pressed ahead and completed the run and in so doing, raised funds for the long running carnival (founded in 1957) and for Pieta House (a support group for individuals and families affected by suicide).

The Pieta House presentation took place on Saturday evening last in Christy’s Bar, Araglin with Pat Duffy in attendance to accept a cheque for €1,100.

Pat acknowledged the commitment and dedication of everyone involved in the run, adding that the money would be put to good and productive use.

Pat was especially pleased that a rural community like Araglin was helping to highlight the work of Pieta House.