For the ninth consecutive year Kilkenny College held it’s very own tractor run this week.

Given the global pandemic, for the second year the tractor run had to be virtual.  The students in senior years video recorded themselves at home over the previous weekend.  The run was launched online on its traditional day, which is  the Thursday evening prior to the May bank-holiday weekend.

In previous years the girls and boys gathered in JVW Transport in Gowran and drove the 16km in to the College on the Castlecomer Road.  The original tractor run had 16 tractors while the last real event had almost 60.Those original founding students George Coyle, Wesley Byrne ,Ben Tompkins,Stpehen Agar and Dara Bulfin continue to take part.

Last Thursday the usual excitement of 450 boarder students welcoming the drivers on campus was missing, however the  girls and boys watched it online in evening study. As well as shots of students driving a number of past pupils sent good wishes, which are included in the ten minute video.

The organising Committee had nominated The Good Shepherd Centre as their charity for this year. Donations welcome.