Inistioge vintage festival makes history

HISTORY was made at the Inistioge vintage festival when for the first time ever the wellie throw ended in dead heat. After much adjudication and a sudden death round saw Larry Holden crowned champion.

HISTORY was made at the Inistioge vintage festival when for the first time ever the wellie throw ended in dead heat. After much adjudication and a sudden death round saw Larry Holden crowned champion.

Wellie throwing feats weren’t the only pieces of history on display at the vintage festival in Inistioge. All though the early rain had put some punters off the 300 historical displays of tractors, trucks and even tanks still drew a large crowd to the village.

Cllr Sean Treacy who was on the organising committee for the festival said it had been quite a good success.

Festivities on the day included a duck race, tug of war and wellie throwing.

The Tug of War was a local grudge match that saw Inistioge facing off against Thomastown. Robbie Hennessy was leading the Inistioge team with Ned Tennyson leading Thomastown men.

Despite a valiant effort by the Inistioge men Thomastown managed to drag Inistioge over the line.

There were three teams thrashing using belt powered thrashers to be witnessed as well. Paddy Knox fromInistioge, John Fogarty from Ballyhale and the O’Briens from Mullinahone were all using traditional methods to loosened the chaff from the grain.

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