The Cahir Social and Historical Society (CSHS) and Clonmel Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS) have come together to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first “Bianconi Car” journey between Clonmel and Cahir in early July 1815 on the “old” Clonmel-Cahir road. At its peak, Charles Bianconi’s nationwide service carried passengers over 4,000 miles every day throughout Ireland.
9.00a.m.: Horse-drawn vehicles (from Rearcross Carriage and Driving Club etc.) will leave Hearns Hotel, Parnell Street, Clonmel, with CSHS and Clonmel A&HS members aboard in period costume. Safety cars will be in front and behind vehicles. The Mayor of Clonmel Borough District has been invited to attend.
11.00a.m.: Vehicles will arrive at “Inch Field” in Cahir(beside Cahir Castle). A commemorative leaflet will be distributed.
12.00p.m.: Return trip to Clonmel on horse-drawn vehicles.
2.00p.m.: Arrive at Hearns Hotel for talk by Dr. Michael Ahern on Bianconi’s “Transport Revolution”.
Route: Hearns Hotel, Marlfield Lake, Loughtally, Garrintemple, Nicholastown, Cuckoohill, Loughloher, Cahir.