Last Sunday saw 15 crews take part in the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club-organised Treasure Hunt. They started from Faha Court and covered a 45-mile route that took them around the Killarney area, including Aghadoe, Glenflesk, Barraduff, Kilcummin and Ballyhar.

Winners of the Vintage Class category were Brendan and Angela Lynch in a 1967 Morris Minor. John and Hazel Coffey placed second in a 1990 BMW 320 with Vincent and Gobnait Carmody coming third in a 1976 MGB Roadster. Winners of the Modern Class were the Wharton family from Farranfore in a Nissan, Diane Healy and Jason Russell finished second in a Honda and the O’Sullivan family from Gortbee in Beaufort finished third in a Subaru. An enjoyable day was had by all with perfect conditions weather-wise.

Just over 20 tractors took part in the run which started from the same venue and both vintage and modern machines took part. The route took them through the Rockfield, Listry and Beaufort area with a stop at the recently opened Listry Creamery Experience to take in a tour of the workings of the old creamery, which has been converted to a museum and tea rooms.

Both the Treasure Hunt and Tractor Run finished back at Faha Court for refreshments and prizegiving.

The club would like to thank Paul Garfield and team at the Creamery Experience and Seán, Aoife and Julie and everyone at Faha Court for the hospitality shown to all the participants and competitors in both events. The club would also like to thank all members, participants and competitors for supporting both events and are looking forward to the next outing.

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