A CONVOY of classic cars is to make its way from Pembrokeshire to southern Ireland next month when the 3rd annual Celtic Classic Tour takes to the road.

Over 40 vehicles are expected to take part in the tour, which raises money for CRY (Dean Mason Memorial Fund) and Meningitis Now.

Over £8,500 was raised for the charities by the event in the first two years alone.

The four-day tour will start from the Snooty Fox Inn, Martletwy, at noon on Thursday April 21 and the convoy will travel through Narberth en route to Fishguard and the Stena Line ferry to Rosslare.

The tour will then head to its base at the Gold Coast Resort in Dungarvan, County Waterford.

Highlights of the event promise to be a 60-mile drive with historic stops on the Saturday and a display of vehicles in the ground of Kilkenny Castle (once home to the Earl of Pembroke) where the Celtic Tour entrants will be joined by classics from local Irish clubs.

“There are a lovely variety of entries already received, which include cars and motorbikes representing many decades of motoring from the 1930s up to the modern classics,” said one of the organisers, Norman Mason “Anyone with a bike or car which is something different will be very welcome to join us for a fun-filled Irish weekend.”

The hospitality received by the Irish classic car clubs will be reciprocated on the weekend of June 4 and 5, when a contingent from Ireland crosses the water to take part in The Celtic Classic North Pembrokeshire Run, being organised in conjunction with Classics in the Manor on the Sunday, run by the Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club at Scolton Manor.

For details of the tour, contact Norman Mason on 07969 313892 or classiccarrallies@yahoo.co.uk