MODEL MANIA SHOW ATTRACTS 3,500 PEOPLE TO MITCHELSTOWN
There were hundreds of tractors, trucks, cranes and even trains in Mitchelstown last weekend for the Model Mania show, writes Brian Moore. Over 3500 people attended the two day event at the Coolnanave Business Park.
“We are delighted with the turnout for our first show. It was amazing to see so many people who travelled from as far away as the UK and, of course, from right around the country,” Model Mania organizer, Kevin O’Brien told The Avondhu.
There was over 80 model displays and trade stands on show with a special appearance of the St Fanahan’s College model F1 car.
“It was great to see so many local enthusiasts at the show and I want to thank everybody who took part or came to support the event. We couldn’t have put on the show without all the hard work from the model owners and of course our sponsors and I want to thank them all for their support,” Kevin continued.
One of the models on display, which drew a lot of interest from the people attending the show, was a scale model of the once very busy Mitchelstown Railway Station, which was lovingly created by Billy Piggott from St Fanahan’s Place. The two day show will also feature on RTE’s programme Nationwide in the coming weeks.
“The Model Mania show was a great success and we are looking forward to next year and hopefully an even bigger event,” Kevin O’Brien concluded.
Thursday 28th October 9:00pm