Castledermot Vintage Club

Hosts of Castledermot Vintage Day, Sunday 25th September 2016

Great Day and €15,000 raised for Charity!

Castledermot’s 4th Annual Vintage Day took place last Sunday, 26th September 2010 and was another great success for Castledermot Vintage Club.  With an even bigger attendance than last year, Castledermot Vintage Day has quickly become one of the most popular vintage days around, with exhibitors and steam engines travelling down to the event from all parts of the country.

Castledermot Vintage Day 2010 also raised €15,000 for charity, bringing the club’s donations to charity to date to €89,000.  Proceeds this year will be split evenly between St Vincent de Paul, the Irish Wheelchair Association and Castledermot Youth Café. 

The event kicked off in style on Saturday evening with a parade through Castledermot town, followed by live music and free barbecue at The Castle Inn, Castledermot. 

On a gloriously sunny Sunday, 26th September, the Corcoran farm at Ballyvannon, Tullow Road, Castledermot quickly filled up with exhibitors and spectators.  There were a large number of steam engines there on the day, and Castledermot’s first Queen of the Steam races were held.  Congratulations to Rathvilly lady, Amy McCarthy who took home the cup for Castledermot Queen of the Steam 2010.

The show had its largest vintage working and display area to date. Of particular interest to spectators was the traditional horse ploughing, threshing mills, cutting and binding of corn, and steam powered saw.  There was also a great display of tractor power with two tractor pulling sleighs, and some speed skills with the tractor building team.

The funfairs and pony rides provided much entertainment to children, as did the clowns, goldfish, bouncing castles and slides, face painting, pet farm and rodeo bull.  

There was something to interest everyone with a dog show on the day, mice betting games, sheaf pitching competition, pig on a spit, mini-digger competition, bric-a-brac sale, plant stall, cake sales, craft displays with butter making and weaving, and lots more.

Castledermot Vintage Club would like to thank all those who supported the event, and in particular wish to thank the sponsors and volunteers who help make this event happen each year.  It is a great annual affair for the community of Castledermot, and the club hope to continue to grow from strength to strength.