Charity tractor run for RNLI on Sunday

Charity tractor run for RNLI on Sunday


Farmers in west Clare have spent the past few weeks getting their tractors, polished, fuelled and oiled for their annual Tractor Run.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday 21st May, 2017. Trucks are also welcome to take part in the event.

The run will set off from Tír na nÓg in Cranny at 1pm Sign-in will commence at 11.30am.

Proceeds from this year’s Tractor Run will go to the RNLI whom the organisers say “carry out tremendous work on a voluntary basis and any support we can give is greatly appreciated.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.