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Celebrating the wheel at Loughgall Festival

Dan Winter's Cottage at the Diamond, Loughgall, celebrating the Giro d'Italia. Visitors welcome tomorrow and Saturday, proceeds in aid of CLIC Sargent. INPT19-019

Dan Winter's Cottage at the Diamond, Loughgall, celebrating the Giro d'Italia. Visitors welcome tomorrow and Saturday, proceeds in aid of CLIC Sargent. INPT19-019

Wheeled vehicles will take centre stage in a weekend of activity lined up for Loughgall.

Tonight (Friday), there will be a special event to mark the golden jubilee of two Minis winning both sections of the Circuit of Ireland. They were driven by local men Mervyn Johnston and the late Ronnie McCartney.

The theme continues the following day (Saturday) at Loughgall Festival. Held in Loughgall Country Park, the full-day event will host a classic car display of more than 300 cars; a rally experince, open to anyone who would like to have a go in the co-driver seat; off-road driving; and a parade of 50 classic Minis - one for every year since that iconic double win.

And Loughgall’s most senior resident, who has lived in the village all his life, will be making a very special appearance alongside a vintage car which is exactly the same age as himself.

The events have been organised by a team of seven volunteers and there will be a number of Pink Ladies on hand to help visitors

Said a spokesperson, “With Loughgall village and its surrounding fields and orchards decked out in its traditional pink apple blossom, Armagh is ready to welcome Giro and its followers.”

 

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