Lismore Castle -(Ammoland.com)- Blackwater Carriage Driving Club are preparing for their fifth annual charity drive which will take place on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 in aid of ‘Friends of Leukaemia Patients’, County Cork.
The club was established in 2011 by a group of carriage driving enthusiasts from West Waterford and East Cork who enjoy carriage driving for recreation and pleasure. Members of the club meet up most weekends and drive one of the many beautiful routes around the Blackwater valley.
The drives are taken at a leisurely pace with a stop for refreshments at the halfway point. A variety of carriage types are used, from modern to antique, and the use of sulkies is prohibited. Non-members, with properly trained horses and safe equipment, are welcome to drive with the group at any time.
Every year on the first Sunday in May, the club hold a carriage drive for charity and to date they have raised almost 15,000 Euro for worthwhile causes. The charity drives have been very successful, attracting crowds of up to 50 drivers each year.
Lismore castle kindly allow the drive to assemble and start from the beautiful castle grounds and the halfway stop is the stunning Camphire house on the banks of the Blackwater. When the group return to Lismore castle, refreshments are served to all.
Blackwater carriage driving club are very conscious of safety and are always well prepared on the day to ensure that the event takes place without incident.
The club are hoping this year’s event will be their most successful fundraiser to date. Entry into the drive is 20 Euro per carriage and all proceeds go to Friends of Leukaemia Patients, Cork.
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