OLD-TIME STEAM ENGINES A BIG ATTRACTION IN MITCHELSTOWN
The people of Mitchelstown were delighted to see the arrival of a collection of vintage steam engines on Wednesday of this week as they passed through on their way to the Upton Steam Rally.
The 22 steam engines have been making this run to Inishannon for the past ten years and will be collecting funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital along the way. “Along with the 22 steam engines we will also have a steam powered fairground organ,” Christine Glynn told The Avondhu.
“All of the engines will be on display at the car park of Reidy’s SuperValu as we will be overnighting in Mitchelstown and then making our way through Fermoy on this Thursday, June 3,” Christine continued.
“We are delighted to welcome the steam engines to Mitchelstown and is a great start to our summer festival,” Eamonn O’Brien, chairman of the Mitchelstown Business Association (MBA) told The Avondhu.
A large crowd gathered to see the colourful steam engines as they were on display in Reidy’s SuperValu car park.
“We would like to thank Mitchelstown Community Council and Mitchelstown Lions Club for all their support and help. I hope the people of the town enjoyed seeing our steam engines and I want to thank everybody for supporting Crumlin Children’s Hospital,” Christine concluded.
Thursday 3rd June 6:30pm