*Mayo Roscommon Hospice Charity Fundraiser on Saturday 3 June, Claremorris
Horse power of a different nature returns to the Claremorris Showgrounds at Claremount, the venue for the annual Agricultural Show for over one hundred years. On Saturday 3 June, the Connacht Truck Show, a fundraising event for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice, will have a large number of gleaming show and working trucks on display among many other attractions, including trade exhibitions, food stands, live music, childrens’ amusements, competitions, prize draws and health clinics – “something for everyone, all for a good cause” according to the show organisers, Fleet Transport magazine.
Showcase trucks such as an American Navistar International Eagle 6×4 with 6-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine and double drive, the local Fire Service Scania, and a classic Airport Fire Tender, plus a whole variety of new and vintage trucks will take up most space around the Athletic Track at the site.
There is a chance to win a brand new Hyundai Kona car in the Hospice Prize Draw, and visitors can win prize packs by nominating their favourite truck of the show, with the proud owner presented with the Paddy Kelly Memorial Cup. The drivers of the display trucks are in contention for brand themed prizes also.
During the free-to-attend event, live music, performed by local band, The Outsiders, will entertain attendees while enjoying some food and refreshments, while children and teenagers can have some great fun in the Water Walking Zorbs (without getting wet!) or by taking a spin on the Pirates Cove Bungee Trampoline.
Truck and Van dealers in the region will be there to demonstrate their latest models, and display new fleet sales, while the indoor exhibition area will facilitate various trade and merchandise stands.
Proceedings will get underway for visitors from 11.30 am, as the trucks will be all parked up in their allotments, from 7.30am to 10am. There is no admission charge, but visitors are welcome to donate to the designated charity at their stand if they wish.
Entry forms for truck displays and trade stands are available online at www.fleet.ie or phone Mary on 087 2178495.
“With Claremorris being centrally located in the ‘Heart of the West’, we expect to see a large representation from the road transport sector in and around Connacht and beyond. Our aim is to firmly establish this show as an annual event in the Truck Show calendar, building on the success from 2018 and last year, while supporting a local charity in the process,” explained Jarlath Sweeney, on behalf of the organising committee.
“We are grateful for the support of Joyce Oil/Sweeney Oil, Capital Flow Finance, Robe Training, Western Truck & Trailer and Larkin Transport towards the running costs of the event and to the truck displays and trade stands that have booked in to date. There is plenty of room for more, but once the venue is full, it’s full, so sign up quickly is the advice,” he added.