Inishowen Vintage Show

Now in its 13th year the Inishowen vintage show is proving to be one of the most popular shows in the country with exhibitors travelling from as far away as Cork and indeed Scotland.

It started off in 2002 when a group of local enthusiast came together with an idea evolving from the very successful vintage car rally, and approached local farmer and land owner Patsy Gillen about hosting a vintage show.

Patsy a keen collector himself was more than happy to accommodate the show and on a glorious Sunday afternoon the Carrick field in Moville became home to the Inishowen Vintage Show.


With dedication and determination of those involved plans got underway for a second year and the rest they say is history.

As the show grew it became apparent that there was an opportunity to create some entertainment on the Saturday night and in 2010 the Humble Earth Worms and Lightning Strikes drew a large crowd to the Marquee.

This has proven to be a much sought after event and this year we are pleased to announce a second gig on Friday night. The show itself has grown so big that they have had to move to a field twice the size of last year’s so there will be plenty to see and do for everyone.

Friday Night
Proceedings get underway on Friday night with Richie Remo and his big band, and if you haven’t heard of this young man from Claudy, then you are in for a musical treat. Hailed as a fiddlin’ sensation, Richie Remo is one of Ireland’s top attractions. With his fiddle and his bow he has brought the house down wherever he plays with his energetic performances.

Now performing with his big band, Richie Remo is guaranteed to give you a night you won’t forget.

Tickets are on sale for €10, with a chance of winning a weekend for two in the fabulous Manor House Hotel in Enniskillen or you can pay at the door. If you don’t go then you will be guaranteed to be told the next day that you missed a great night.

Doors open at 9pm with Richie on stage at 11pm.

Saturday Evening
Saturday evening in the town square, Trial-Star Sports will be giving a demonstration of their fantastic new show with even more daring stunts and maybe a couple of volunteer participation.

There will also be some steam engines parked up for a while before they lead the way to the Carrick field because, Saturday night is The Yetis. They, I’m sure, need no introduction in Inishowen.

James Mc Ivor, Paul Bredin and Stephen Mc Daid have been filling pubs, clubs and now marquees with their infectious brand of music all over the North West in the last few years.

The lads just can’t help drawing crowds to every gig they play and they are really looking forward to playing in the Carrick Field.

“This is going to be fantastic. We love playing festivals and particularly this one. We have been getting so much feedback on Facebook that we reckon this could be our biggest gig yet”, says Paul Bredin.

Doors open at 9pm with Derek Burns setting the tempo for the night and the Yetis coming on stage at 11pm. There is a fully licensed bar on both nights.

Sunday Show
Sunday is the main event with the 13th vintage show getting underway and this year is bigger than ever.

“The show has become so big now that we’ve had to move to a field twice the size of last year” explains committee member, Noel Doherty. “It’s great to see, especially in the economic times we are in that our show is still going from strength to strength”.

As well as being able to host more cars and tractors, this year sees the return of the hilarious comedy duo, The Poteen Makers and the fantastic Trialstar sports with their all new dare devil routine.

As well as Starfare Amusements there will be a free children’s play area with lots to do including a puppet show, face painting, sand pit, juggling and lots more.

You can also get your photo taken on the PINK TRACTOR. Also for the first time in Inishowen, is a working model farm, an attraction not to be missed as it is one of the most impressive displays in the country.

There is something for all the family and you can be guaranteed a great day out. Admission is €7 with children free. For more information or booking, contact Noel on 0866062038 or Sammy 0862574554. Traders are advised to book in advance and be on site before 11am.