THERE could be an odd sight in store for anyone meandering through Carlow town next Saturday.
The classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be coming back to life thanks to the 5th Carlow Town Scout Group and Michael Burrows, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.
The bishop will visit Carlow town on Saturday 22 September as part of his vintage vehicle pilgrimage through every parish in the diocese in aid of ‘Educate for Life’ in Swaziland and Rwanda.
And this is where things get interesting! Bishop Burrows will be taking a spin in a working replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – the famed car which featured in the 1968 hit musical.
The car was built by the 5th Carlow Town Scout Group for their National Scout Show in 2011 and lucky Bishop Burrows will be getting a spin in it!
The bishop arrives in Carlow at noon, and firstly will be presented with a cheque at the plaza outside Carlow Town Hall by members of the Carlow Union of Parishes, St Mary’s Church, Staplestown Church and Urglin Church.
Waiting there for him will be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which will whisk him off to the nearby Carlow Rowing Club, and from there he will be taken on a short trip up-river in a vintage quad.
So, fans of the film, make sure you head down to the town hall plaza on Saturday to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in action.