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De Courcey Harvest and Ploughing 2014

De Courcey Harvest and Ploughing 2014

Encouraged by John & Mary O’Neill, members from Cork attended at Barrel’s Cross, Kinsale, on the Monday of the August week end 2014 to see and admire a collection of Ford agricultural tractors demonstrate the art of harvesting followed by ploughing, ranging from the primitive workings going back to the year 1917 right up to the super machines of 2014.




We assembled at Bandon motors for the now accustomed Clarke hospitality and left in convoy to arrive on site by 1:00 pm, having taken the scenic coast route, fabled for West Cork.


Leaving Bandon

Arrival at the Farm yard

At first glance the field was a hive of activity.  Pictures speak for themselves.

Pair of Fordsons

Pair of Fordsons

Fordsons at work

Fordsons at work

Fordson ploughing

Original Cork Fordson at work


Magnificent ploughing horses at work

Horse ploughing

Horse ploughing

Horse corn cutting

Horse corn cutting

Tractor cron cutting

Tractor corn cutting

The show was of interest to all generations.  John Hayes and Grandson Jack enjoyed the occasion.

John & Grandson

John Hayes & Grandson Jack.

There were line up of tractors of all sorts.

Ford line up

The Majors were there in force.


There was a nice line up of  Model T Fords too.


Model T Ford cars and commercials on display.  Note that our flag is flying so it must be an official Club event!




for your further enjoyment…


T admirers at Barrel’s Cross, Kinsale


Club President Michael Rigney at Barrel’s Cross, Kinsale



Aerial view of Ts taken from the deck of a New Holland Combine Harvester – 2014 model.


Fordson Majors in great shape.


1927 Model T Ford TT One Ton Truck


1911 Model T Ford Runabout


1927 Model T Ford TT Roadster


1922 Model T Ford Touring Car

Ford line up

Fordson Majors lined up.

Fordsons at work

Cork built Fordson at work beautifully turned out.


Our thanks to the De Courcey Vintage Club for inviting us and extending such a warm welcome.


John & Mary O’Neill.   John is Chairman of De Courcey Classic & Vintage Club based at Ballinadee, Co. Cork.

Thank you too to John and Mary.   We look forward to being with you next year.

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