Wheeling into Christmas 2023

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Pictured L-R: Darragh Sheahan, Dylan O’ Connor, Patrick Scanlon, Pauric Scanlon, Laura Scanlon, Pat Sheahan, Caroline Murphy and Bridget Mulvihill

Did you enjoy witnessing the Estuary Rollers spectacle in the dark of night, when the massive tractor run took place last year? Well, good news!
They’re gearing up once again to roll through North Kerry and West Limerick and all for very worthy charities. This is a fun event that brings wonderful colour and fantastic goodwill. This year the committee at Estuary Rollers have selected Nano Nagle Listowel and Milford Hospice Limerick as their chosen charities.
Vintage tractors are going to get a huge welcome this year for the first time and there is a prize for the best dressed vintage tractor. In our modern section we have prizes for the best dressed tractor, best dressed fleet and best dressed tractor combo.

This is the fourth year when this amazing tractor run happens and it’s just in time to get the seasonal spirit up and running for everyone in North Kerry and West Limerick. Setting out in 2019, the Estuary Rollers committee wanted to raise funds for worthy charities and this year will be no different.
The beneficiaries of Nano Nagle and Milford Hospice will be delighted to receive the funds and will be able to use it for the benefit for all concerned.
If you wish to contribute to this fundraising drive, the details are below. All donations, no matter how small, are hugely appreciated by the organising committee.
On Sunday afternoon, December 3, 2023, beginning at 4pm at the Listowel Mart, the parade of tractors, bedecked in Christmas lights and tinsel, will begin the journey. They will travel then through the town of Listowel and continue to Knockanure. Then the cavalcade of tractors will proceed to the village of Moyvane. From there the wonderful entourage will head for the village of Tarbert and then onwards to the village of Glin. The bedecked and beautifully prepared tractors will then move to the Knockdown Arms where the event concludes.

To date, this event has raised €32,915 and last year the committee raised €14,200 for the Kerry Hospice and the Neonatal Unit, Limerick Maternity Hospital.
In 2021 one hundred and eighty-seven tractors took part and in 2022 two hundred and two tractors participated. Who knows how many there will be this year!
To participate, each tractor pays €25. D & N Catering will be on hand at Listowel Mart and each participant tractor driver will be treated to a burger, chip and drink to get them off to a good start on their charity journey.

Guess who will lead the tractor cavalcade? You guessed right! It is the man in the red coat – Santa Claus himself. What child will not be thrilled to see Santa on a brightly lit sleigh and tractor? Make sure that the little ones and the children in your life don’t miss this amazing sight as the tractor run drives through the towns and villages of North Kerry and West Limerick.

So put the date in your diary – Sunday December 3rd 2023.
You’re guaranteed to see amazing displays. Drivers and their families decorate the tractors and don’t ever spare the work, resources or effort. Every inch of the tractor is bright and glistening.
In advance, the committee want to say a really big thank you to all the tractor drivers who have made such an effort to make this Christmas tractor run such a success for Estuary Rollers.
Thank you to the hundreds and hundreds of people in all the villages, towns, crossroads and doorways who come out to great us and who contribute to our collectors all along the route.’
Don’t miss what promises to be a dazzling pageant.
So make sure you check us out on social media platforms: Estuary Rollers
GoFundMe: http://gofund.me/5d390135