Following the success of the inaugural Connacht Truck Show, held in conjunction with the 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show 2018, the event organiser Fleet Transport magazine has teamed up with the Claremorris Equestrian Centre to host the 2022 Connacht Truck Show, to be held on Sunday, June 5, during the public holiday weekend.
Claremorris Equestrian Centre, located just off the N17, 1km from Claremorris town centre, is the perfect location for the Connacht Truck Show 2022, offering ample display areas for the trucks, visitor parking and trade stands plus plenty of space for children's activities.
For the 2022 staging of the event, My Canine Companion has been nominated as the dedicated fundraising charity and there will be a number of interesting elements involved, such as haulage trucks displays, a vintage trucks jamboree, and special tributes to three decades of the Renault Magnum, 50 years of Volvo trucks in Ireland, and a tribute to the famed Scania V8 powertrain.
My Canine Companion (MCC ) is an Irish national charity which provides accredited service dogs to people with disabilities, predominantly autism. In addition, MCC provides a range of therapy dog services and autism awareness programmes.
The Connacht Truck Show 2022 will feature trucks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Not only will it feature vehicles from road transport operators from all around the province, but many exhibitors will be travelling from further afield, with a number of hauliers crossing the Irish Sea to come to the west to exhibit their everyday working trucks. The big prize ‘Top Truck of the Show’ – selected by show visitors, will once again be dedicated to local truck driving legend, the late Paddy Kelly.
To make it a true family day out, the Hanley family who own and operate the Claremorris Equestrian Centre have organised pony rides, bouncy castles and a range of food stalls on site. Parking for campervans and caravans is also available on site.
As well as shining modern day trucks, owners of vintage and classic trucks are also keen to attend according to Jarlath Sweeney, group editor, Fleet Transport, who mentioned that these categories will also reflect on the recent 50th anniversary of the Scania V8, the 30 year evolution of the Renault Magnum, and mark 50th anniversary of Volvo Trucks in Ireland. There will also be some new truck launch premieres to bring even more excitement to the event.
"Interested parties are urged to register in advance of the event in order to assure entry, which is open to tractor-units and rigid trucks only. Trade stands are also welcome to register," he added.
Entry forms regarding truck displays can be downloaded on www.fleet.ie