Kilkenny tractor run 'Light up the Night' launched by Marty Mone

Plans in place for North Kilkenny event which starts in Ballyragget on New Year's Eve

Brian Keyes

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Brian Keyes

Light up the Night launch

L-R Donal Mooney, Cllr. Maurice Shortall, Paul Cleere, Declan Downey, Martin Kenny, Dinny Delaney, Tom Phelan, James Farrell, Padraig Downey, Sean Stone, Freddie Farrell, John Farrell

Internet sensation Marty Mone took time off his busy schedule to launch "Light up the Night 2" which for the second successive year will illuminate the skies on New Year’s Eve.

The popular Castleblayney man, is currently enjoying huge success with his second hit single ‘Slip the Clutch’, a follow-up to the phenomenally successful ‘Hit the Diff’ which has over 3.5 million views on You Tube.

Last year a record number of tractors and lorries participated in the novel event with over €11K being raised for Suicide Awareness.

Ballyragget will once again be the starting point for the North Kilkenny Truck & Tractor Run, Light up the Night 2.

Pictured with Marty Mone launching from the the steering wheel are L-R Donal Mooney, Cllr. Maurice Shortall, Paul Cleere, Declan Downey, Martin Kenny, Dinny Delaney, Tom Phelan, James Farrell, Padraig Downey, Sean Stone, Freddie Farrell, John Farrell and their little helpers. Picture: Michael Brophy.