VIDEO: Monster tractor trek causes first ever traffic jam in Killeeshil and Galbally

Tons of vintage agricultural vehicles chugging through the rolling hills of South Tyrone made the first ever traffic jam in Killeeshil on Sunday, but it was all for a good cause.

Tractor fans and onlookers watched as almost 100 enthusiasts drove their trusty vehicles along an eighteen mile route through the parish.

Tractors of all vintages, shapes and sizes took part, with the huge convoy trundling through Aughnagar, Cranlome, Killeeshil, Ackinduff, and Tullyalllen.

The run even had updates via Facebook to keep people young and old in the loop on the procession’s progress.

Oliver McElvogue from Killeeshil Community Centre paid tribute to the tractor drivers, the sponsors and the people who helped out on the day.

“We had every range of tractor from the ancient grey Ferguson’s of the 1940s to brand new tractors worth £140,000”, he said.

“It was a great day for the community, with onlookers gathering on the local roads and in front gardens to watch the convoy.

“We also catered for more than 160 people at the community centre afterwards.”

The event was organised to raise funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke, in association with Killeeshil Community Centre.

It was sponsored by Pat Traynor, butcher, Dogherty and Gray, meat processors, and F. Fox and Sons.

Killeeshil community centre will also be organising a spectacular firework display and Halloween Trail on Friday October 30.