Carrigans prepares to set Ferguson world records    

There's been 'an overwhelming response from near and far,' Derek Long, chairman, said.

Carrigans prepares to set Ferguson world records    
Carolyn Farrareditorial@donegaldemocrat.com@dgldemocrat

Carrigans will welcome vintage Ferguson tractors from across Ireland and beyond this weekend, when the Whitecross Vintage Association seeks to break three world records, including their own.

The Ferguson World Record Rematch is the centrepiece of a weekend of family fun and music set for Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th in Carrigans.

“There’s been an overwhelming response from near and far,” Derek Long, chairman of the Whitecross Vintage Association, said.

Two years ago, Whitecross set a Guinness world record when 726 vintage Fergusons tilled the ground at the same time in Burt. This year they are confident about setting three: the most pre-1986 Fergusons working the soil at once; the biggest parade of Ferguson tractors; and the most pre-1986 Fergusons forming a Massey Ferguson logo.

The weekend’s events include one of the biggest dog shows in the north west on Sunday for all types of dogs; a fun fair; and a jiving competition and music and dancing, with Jimmy Buckley on Friday, Jim Devine on Saturday and Whistlin Donkeys on Sunday.

The weekend benefits eight charities, including the Sean O’Hare unit/ Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar; and Foyle and Donegal hospices. More at the Ferguson world record re-match Facebook page.