Limerick harvest fair to bale hay while, hopefully, sun shines

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Meanus harvest fairPic / Tony Grehan Photography
Greybridge Classic Club has taken a break this year from their incredible tractor formations but they promise no less of a spectacle at their annual family harvest day in Meanus this Sunday, August 2.

Greybridge Classic Club has taken a break this year from their incredible tractor formations but they promise no less of a spectacle at their annual family harvest day in Meanus this Sunday, August 2.

All funds go to their selected charities - Cliona’s Foundation and their local community defibrillator campaign. Last year Greybridge raised over €26,000 for good causes.

A sight to behold will be a large round and square baling showcase with many makes, models and ages of balers competing. And, of course, there will be a fantastic collection of vintage tractors and cars, off-road jeeps and commercial displays.

Emergency services - gardaí, fire brigade and ambulance crews - will give demonstrations focusing on farm safety. John Harty, of Greybridge, says their local defibrillator group will give basic first aid training and information on how to use the life saving equipment on the hour from 1pm.

“If any parish wants to set up a defibrillator group they are welcome to come along and get some advice about how to go about it,” said John.

There will be plenty to keep the whole family busy with lots of entertainment including free bouncy castles, face painting, mechanical bull, guess the weight, penalty shoot-out and a cycle from Malin to Mizen Head on stationary bikes. The top prize in the monster raffle is €500. On behalf of the club, Maurice Histon thanks Kieran and Tom Lillis for the use of their lands and welcomes everyone to Meanus on Sunday for fun day for all the family