Picture of the Week: Gleaming trucks will once again light up Joyce Country on Saturday 9 December

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The third annual Joyce Country Truck Run & Light Show in aid of Galway Hospice & First Light was officially launched in the lead up to the big convoy event on Saturday next, the 9th of December 2023.

The 2023 Joyce Country Truck Run will commence that evening at 5pm from Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross, County Galway. The brightly illuminated festive convoy will travel to Maam Village down through Maam Valley, over to Cornamona and on to Clonbur Village via ECC TEO Timber Mill. When the trucks reach Clonbur Village the annual turning on of the Christmas Tree and village lights will commence. There will be cameras set up along the route to capture each cab and help the judges vote for the top three decorated cabs with the prize announced at the finish.

“Last year’s event, which returned after the pandemic outbreak was most memorable with a huge convoy of brightly lit and greatly decorated trucks from all over the country. And this year promises to be even more spectacular than ever, with a few surprises in store,” commented Paddy Rock, on behalf of the organisers.

All of the trucks involved will compete for the much coveted Men’s Shed Trophy, introduced for the first time, by the Cornamona Branch.

Contact Michelle by text on 085 1649193 for an entry form and sponsorship card, with email address and truck registration. Entry fee is €50 and each participant receiving a goodie bag.