Christmas begins in earnest as the vintage club lights up the night

Vintage cars, vintage tractors and an old hearse are just a few of the 235 vehicles that took part in the Oylegate Vintage Club’s Night Race to Pieta House this weekend. After exiting the Oylegate GAA grounds, the entourage of colorful and exotic vehicles, some of which sported reindeer and festive nativity scenes, made their way to Enniscorthy. Along the way, he stopped at Oylegate National School and the village before parking on Enniscorthy promenade for spectators to take in the spectacle.

Although the Covid-19 restrictions meant there were no indoor mass gatherings allowed, organizers ensured that those who came to see the procession were taken care of. “It was fantastic,” said Willie Hayden, “it was really the start of Christmas, we had a big turnout from people from all over the county. Obviously we made sure we followed directions, we couldn’t bring back. no one at the community center this year, so we served refreshments at the booth, gave them tea and coffee and bread rolls in bags.

While continuing to stack donations and with more money to come, Willie and the team confirmed that they have so far raised over € 13,000 for Pieta House and hope that number will continue to grow.

With special thanks to Wexford County Council, the local gardaí and all the stewards and supporters, the group congratulated all who made this event so unforgettable.

“What a participation last night, it was a spectacular show. Big credit to all the drivers who decorated their vehicles, ”the club said. “We would like to thank everyone who helped us organize this event, without your help it could not have been done. It is not possible to thank everyone individually but once again a big thank you which has helped and supported us all. “

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