Following the success of the inaugural Connacht Truck Show held in conjunction with the 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show 2018, the event organiser Fleet Transport magazine has teamed up with the Claremorris Equestrian Centre to host the 2022 Connacht Truck Show to be held on Sunday, 5 June, (on the public holiday weekend).
Claremorris Equestrian Centre, located just off the N17, 1km from Claremorris town centre is the perfect location for the Connacht Truck Show 2022, offering ample display areas for the trucks, visitor parking and trade stands plus plenty of space for kiddies activities.
For the 2022 staging of the event, My Canine Companion has been nominated as the dedicated fund raising charity and there will be a number of interesting elements involved, such as Haulage Trucks Displays; a Vintage Trucks Jamboree; and special tributes to three decades of the Renault Magnum and fifty years of Volvo Trucks in Ireland.
‘My Canine Companion (MCC) is an Irish national charity which provides accredited service dogs to people with disabilities, predominantly autism. In addition, MCC provides a range of therapy dog services and autism awareness programmes’
The Connacht Truck Show 2022 will feature trucks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Not only will it feature vehicles from road transport operators from all around the province, but many exhibitors will be travelling from further afield, with a number of hauliers crossing the Irish Sea to come to the ‘Heart of the West’ to exhibit their everyday working trucks. The big prize ‘Top Truck of the Show’ – selected by show visitors, will once again be dedicated to local truck driving legend, the late Paddy Kelly.
To make it a truly family day out, the Hanley family which owns and operates the Claremorris Equestrian Centre has organised pony rides, bouncy castles and a range of food stalls on site. Parking for campervans and caravans is also available on site.
As well as shining modern day trucks, proud owners of vintage and classic trucks are also keen to attend according to Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Transport, who mentioned that these categories will also reflect on the recent 50th anniversary of the Scania V8, the thirty year evolution of the Renault Magnum and mark 50th anniversary of Volvo Trucks in Ireland.
“Interested parties are urged to register in advance of the event in order to assure entry, which is open to tractor-units and rigids only. Trade stands are also welcome to register,” added Jarlath.
Pictured at the launch are Christopher Murphy, Western Truck & Trailer; Charles Hanley, Claremorris Equestrian Centre; Jarlath Sweeney, Fleet Transport Magazine; Aoife Conroy, My Canine Companion and Danny Larkin, Daniel Larkin Transport.