Breaking: Thurles Lions Club Vintage and Classic Car Show proves a massive success

Noel Dundon


Noel Dundon


St Patricks College, Thurles

St Patrick's College, Thurles which hosted the Thurles Lions Club fund day this afternoon.

St Patrick's College, Thurles was a abuzz with atmosphere as hundreds turn out in the sunshine

Thurles Lions Clubs third annual Vintage and Classic Car Show proved an outstanding success this afternoon in St Patrick's College as hundreds of people turned out for an event which featured something for everyone in the family.

For vintage car, tractors and machinery enthusiasts there was loads to see and there was plenty to keep the kids entertained too with bouncy castles, water sports, fun and loads of games situated right around the spacious campus. The emergency services were present in force also with kids having the opportunity to sit into fire engines, army personnel carriers, squad cars and coast guard rescue boats and equipment. Mo Chara animal rescue also hosted a dog show which was very well received indeed.

There was also an abundance of food and beverages available all day long and with live music, song and dance a real feature of this event which has become a must for all the family, there was a magnificent atmosphere which helped put everyone in a good mood.

There were many magnificent vintage cars on display.

Book stalls, food and craft fair and sale of many other items throughout the thirteen and a half acre campus made for plenty of business being conducted as well. Thurles Lions Club has fundraised for many local organisations down through the years in The Cathedral Town and this event was no different with local youth musical theatre group Phoenix Productions benefiting from the proceeds of the day.

Of course, the weather made the event and the general view amongst the majority of those who attended is that the organisers have a direct line to the weather Gods - they have enjoyed great weather for each of their vintage shows, which continue to grow and grow each year. 

Congratulations to the many organisers and helpers who created a fantastic day out for all the family in Thurles.