All-Ireland Vintage Rally in Inistioge
In 2009, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, the Inistioge Vintage Rally hosted the Irish Vintage Society’s (IVS) All-Ireland Vintage Rally. Every year, the IVS selects a host venue, and for the second time Inistioge is proud to have been selected to host such a special event. Inistioge first hosted the IVS national rally in 2002. Inistioge Vintage Rally is well known as one of the top rallies in the country and this is in no small part due to the generosity of our sponsors (made up of local business and friends).
The rally attracted exhibitors from throughout Ireland and beyond plus the honor of hosting the All Ireland Rally brought additional attractions adding to our ever growing displays. The day included: in excess of 300 vintage cars, tractors and stationary displays; displays of local and national crafts and trades; the Slievenamon Vintage Road Run from Mullinahone to Inistioge; old time threshing; military display by the Munster Re-enactment Group and Irish Mercenaries; vintage tractor beer barrel racing; and lots of fun events for all the family.
Inistioge Vintage Rally is run on a voluntary basis, with proceeds passed on to charitable causes in our community. To-date, we have contributed in excess of €75,000 to St. Vincent de Paul, Alzheimer’s Day Care, Guide Dogs, and cancer-screening units, along with local clubs and causes.