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The Sunday of this year’s May bank holiday weekend is the day set for the next attempt at the world record for having as many tractors gathered in one field as possible, writes Justin Roberts. Last year the final figure counted only just fell short of the current record of 1231, which was set in Canada in July 2010.

This year the committee is determined to not only improve on that figure but is also hoping to double it and has set the target of attracting 2500 tractors to Cantwell Farm, Thurles, North Tipperary, on May 3.

Chairman of the committee, Michael Fahey, has appealed for all those with atractor to come along and join in the day when there will be many other attractions to complement the vast collection of machines. These include a carnival, stalls and, new for this year, a food fair where Irish companies can showcase their products to the large crowd of owners and their families who are expected to attend. In 2014 over €30,000 was raised for charity and it is hoped to do at least the same this year, with various cancer organisations being the beneficiaries of money raised on the day.

The organising committee would like to welcome along all tractor owners, enthusiasts and their families from Ireland, the UK and further afield who wish to be part of tractor history and help set the record that is there to be taken. Further details are available from Michael Fahey on 00353 (0)862439746 or visit the Facebook page.