North Mayo Old Engine & Tractor Club, Crossmolina

A meeting was held on 15th November 1999 to set up a club solely devoted to the restoration and preservation of old internal combustion engines and agricultural machinery.

Twenty-two people attended this inaugural meeting and the first officers elected were:

Chairman: Cecil Jackson

Vice-Chairman: Michael Mullen

Secretary: Frank Davidson

Treasurer: Charlie Bourke

P.R.O.: Cedric Greer

It was decided that meetings would be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 9pm and these are held in the tea rooms at Enniscoe Heritage Centre, Crossmolina.

The club is a focal group for people interested in old machinery of all types, and the preservation of bygone skills. Practically every type of motor vehicle is represented, from motorcycles to lorries. There is plenty of agricultural equipment, from small stationary engines to threshing machines, and there is also a plentiful array of tractors. Smaller sundry items from bygone days - such as toy steam engines and collections of 78rpm records - can also be found at the annual July rally of the club.

The Annual Vintage Field Day is a great day out for all the family with a multitude of attractions. There are lots of vintage tractors, threshing machines, cars and motorbikes on show as well as side shows such as shoeing the wheel, poteen making, market stalls etc.

As well as being a central meeting place for vintage machinery devotees, another purpose of the Club is charity fundraising. Donations from the proceeds of annual rallies and other events are continually being made to various charities such as the Mayo Roscommon Hospice, the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre, the ISPCA and the Irish Cancer Society.