Change of date for Cloughmills Rally

Michael McCarroll, of McCarroll Plant Hire, one of the sponsors with members of Cloughmills Vintage  club as they get ready for their vintage rally on Saturday June the 20th. Back row (from left) Hugh McCormick, Sam Knowles, John Fleming, Dan McToal, Henry Shannon and Robert Baird. Front row (from left) Michael McCarroll, James McCollum, George McAuley and Seamus Cassley.
Michael McCarroll, of McCarroll Plant Hire, one of the sponsors with members of Cloughmills Vintage club as they get ready for their vintage rally on Saturday June the 20th. Back row (from left) Hugh McCormick, Sam Knowles, John Fleming, Dan McToal, Henry Shannon and Robert Baird. Front row (from left) Michael McCarroll, James McCollum, George McAuley and Seamus Cassley.
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The Cloughmills Vintage Club will be staging its annual vintage rally a bit earlier this year, more than a month earlier to be exact, on Saturday, June 20th.

In previous years that event always took place on the last Saturday in July, but as the Armoy motorbike races now also run on that day, this year the Cloughmills vintage folk have decided to move their rally forward to make it easier for people wishing to attend both events.

As in other years the rally will be be staged in a field belonging to Cyril Orr at the rear of Patton’s Bar in the village of Cloughmills, and as well as welcoming all sorts of vintage machinery.

The rally this time around will have special emphasis on tractors and implements, the more unusual the better.

There will also be a repeat performance of the donkey derby which appeared for the first time last year and turned out to be very popular, and there will be stall holders, marketing all kinds of everything, canteen facilities in place, and a bit of music going along with amusements to create a special carnival atmosphere.

As in previous years the rally will have as it’s main sponsor, McCarroll Plant Hire of Kilmandil Road, outside Cloughmills.