Even though Sunday last brought with it some of the worst weather of the year so far, the Classic Autojumble and Vintage Car Show in Kilbehenny was a huge success, with over a thousand people coming through the village on the day.
More than 150 cars registered for the event and 27 traders and people travelled from near and far. There were some very impressive cars at the show, while the trade shows had everything from wheels and car parts to branded clothing and diecast models.
The event raised €4,100 which was divided between Glenbrohane Community Centre, the Burns Unit, Glenbrohane Parent and Toddler Group and Kilbehenny Tidy Village Group.
Thanks were extended to the Analog Devices ERT team, made up of Tara Murphy, Elaine Egan, Anne-Marie O’Dwyer and Marian Gorey, who collected the money throughout the day.
The event organiser Gary Gallagher, who is originally from Donegal but now living in Glenbrohane, put an awful lot of work into running the event and it all paid off on Sunday.
On the day, two prize cars for the Gerard Murphy Memorial Show in October were also unveiled.
The Murphy family also kindly donated some prizes to the raffle, which was a big hit on the day.
Sean Carroll, the owner of Plasticbags.ie and Dan Dooley’s Ford Centre were the two main sponsors and six trophies were given out on Sunday, with Blue Spillane from Galbally winning the car of the day with his immaculate Ford Escord MK 2.
Due to the success of the event, Kilbehenny Tidy Villages are now going to start putting plans in place for their 1916-2016 Remembrance Garden, which will be completed in time for the commemoration on April 24 which takes place after Sunday Mass.
The Kilbehenny Tidy Village Group would also like to thank Gary Gallagher and his team, community volunteers and everyone who supported the event. All support was much appreciated.