Ballylickey 2019

Now well established as a mainstay annual event, Ballylickey and the Seaview House Hotel proved as popular as ever this year. Growing in stature with the addition of our friends from IJDC, we had a total of 39 people for dinner on the Saturday night.

We toured the ever scenic routes, that never fail to impress, in particular Sheep’s Head and its meandering road that ends in one of Ireland most impressive view points. We stopped at The Old Creamery for lunch on the route back, a delightful spot who’s owners once worked in Seaview House.

The Ballygarvan Motor Museum was a delightful place to visit, and support this collection of period cars. This is privately run by father and son and is well worth a visit for any car enthusiast.

The weather for the entire weekend was spectacular, bar a misty encounter on the Sunday drive that inhibited some spectacular views. Overall an excellent weekend enjoyed by all who participated. Well organized and very well attended this is an event that everyone looks forward to.

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Coventry Trip 2019

As far as Club events go, our recent trip to Jaguar Heritage in the British Motor Museum in Coventry will be hard to top. We were treated to a bespoke tour of the Jaguar section by Tony Merrygold, who shared his in-depth knowledge of the cars with us. It was exciting to see the cars that we have had in Terenure over the past decade on display and housed in this modern facility.

The afternoon was taken up with a visit to Jaguar Classic, to meet a long time friend of the Club, Tony O Keeffe. We were once again treated to a bespoke tour of this incredible facility, where bringing Jaguars from a bygone era back to life, is the order of the day.

A trip to Coventry would not be complete without meeting our good friends, Roger & Stuart who took the time to share their knowledge of both facilities and navigate the route between both. Chris Atkinson from JLR also joined us on the day in his super F Type and I think I might even owe him a drink next time I see him!

Thank to everyone for making it a memorable day.

Mount Congreve 2019 Trip Report

Some photos of Mount Congreve Gardens from our day trip last Sunday, 9th June. We were lucky the day was very nice and everyone enjoyed it. After a walk through the gardens we went to Kilmacthomas where we had lunch in what was the old Workhouse. It’s on the Waterford Greenway, so there were lots of bikes and walkers. The restaurant is called The Coach House and the food was great. All credit to Michael for finding out about it, and he had pre booked it for us for lunch.

For more photos, connect with Ijec Irish Jaguar Enthusiast Club on Facebook.

 

Irish Highland Fling – May 2019

IMG_1238Four cars represented our club on the organised trip by the Jaguar Enthusiast Club (Fife & Tayside region). Also joining the trip were our friends from the Irish Jaguar & Daimler Club and the Jaguar Drivers Club area 30 N.I. We departed on the P&O ferry from Larne to Cairnryan at 1.30pm on Thursday arriving in less than two hours. Our first stop was in Irvine for an overnight stay, the following morning we headed to Pitlochery in Perthshire, by-passing Glasgow city on route. After checking into the hotel we explored the very pretty town of Pitlochery. At 6.30pm we met for drinks for the official start of the event and dinner followed at 7pm. Following dinner Terry McDougal, our host, outlined our itinerary for the weekend.

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