Safe Tractor Driving Skills Courses…A Big Thank You!

Safe Tractor Driving Courses for 14-16 year olds has been an annual NEWKD event for over 10 years. The Safe Tractor Skills Courses are delivered through NEWKD partnering with the Farm Relief Services.


2018 saw over 60 boys and girls completing the courses in Listowel, Tralee, Dingle and Castleisland, covering driving theory, driving safely on the farm and first aid.

A word of special thanks to the supporters of the Safe Tractor Driving Courses:

FBD and Lee Strand for their sponsorship. The managers and staff of Listowel, Tralee, Dingle and Castleisland marts.  Kerry Tractors (Don Holland) Tralee, O’Connor’s Tractors Knocknagoshel, Tim McEllistrim Listowel, Mary & Patsy Dillon Listowel, Brendan Walsh Tralee and John O’Sullivan Barrow for the donation of tractors, trailers, spreaders.


Without their support the courses simply would not happen. Appreciation also to the NEWKD Farm Families Committee for being the driving force behind this initiative each year. This year’s Safe Tractor Skills Courses will take place when the Junior Certificate finishes. Contact Ger Brosnan 087 9343469 for further details.


For further information contact:

Ger Brosnan, Development Officer,         Tralee Office:            087 934 34 69

Seamus O Hara, Development Officer, Tralee / Dingle Office: 087 123 24 29


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