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When - Event takes places over weekend of 19th - 21st July 2013
Where - Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Route - Convoy Route (21st - 2pm Start)
Cost - Drivers pay a £40 registration fee and are asked to get sponsorship if possible
This is the 13th anniversary of Irvinestown Truck Convoy, part of the Lady of the Lake Festival. The Convoy raises money in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. To date the event has raised in excess of £456,000 for Marie Curie Nurses. Following a week end of fun and craic, the lorries drive in Convoy for 60 miles around the lakes of Fermanagh. This spectacular sight navigates the windy roads, weaving through the Fermanagh lakes and calls in at all the picturesque villages en route.
This year’s event starts on Friday July 19th with a late night Festival of Lights, and a truck pull competition. On Saturday 20st July, drivers can register from 12 noon, and start to park up at the lorry park in Irvinestown, and then spend the afternoon enjoying the craic in Irvinestown, including a hole digging contest. As night falls, its time to hit the Delaney suite at Mahon’s hotel don the dancing shoes, and dance the night away to the country sounds of Hugo Duncan and Guests, until the wee small hours. Admission is free to all drivers registered for the truck convoy. On Sunday 21st July, following the presentations of prizes, a bit of music and a final clean and polish, all the engines reeve up for take off at 2.00pm. You can contact Marie Curie directly for a registration form and sponsor pack on 02882 249888.
If you have ever thought about coming to this event and never got around to doing it, this is the year to sign up and come along. You do not have to be a lorry driver to enjoy all that is on offer. Come and join in the fun and help us raise much needed funds to continue to provide this vital service. The funds raised from the event will ensure Marie Curie Cancer Care can provide high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. There are over 200 Marie Curie Nurse working throughout Northern Ireland, providing care 365 days of the year.