Ballylickey 2018

Never one to be missed, our annual trip to The Seaview House in Ballylickey once again proved itself to be a case of, keeping the best till last.

Mixed weather didn’t dampen the spirits and in glorious sunshine on Saturday we covered one of Ireland’s most spectacular drivers roads, The Healy Pass. A meandering, spiraling mountain climb that cumulates with spectacular views that are truly breathtaking.

Onwards to Kenmare for Lunch and another road trip back through the rock tunnels. The Caha Mountain pass, through stone-cut tunnels is one of the key roads linking West Cork and Kerry. Kenmare behind us and Glengarriff ahead the tunnels are cut through the mountainous rock and provide a spectacular addition to this incredible drive. Ballylickey and Seaview House for dinner was equally as impressive as the incredible roads and scenery

We were joined by our friends from the IJDC who boosted the number of cars on this trip to 18 in total.

Sunday morning brought the rain and a road trip to the beautiful Gougane Barra. Coffee and cake and a visit to the 19 century built church that sits on a small island. Adorned by a beautiful lake, a truly spectacular place to visit and a great way to end the weekend.

A special thank you to John Sheehan , Michael Mullins and Jonathan Sherwin for organizing this weekend.

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Meeting Report 27-June-18

It was 23 degrees centigrade, with the sun shining down the Lee valley towards us in the Kingsley Hotel on the last Wednesday in June. All the doors were open in the hotel to keep things cool, and there was a lazy, summery atmosphere that suited our mood. I’m just recording all of this now, because chances are in a week we won’t be able to believe that we actually had a summer…

We had a few things to talk about:

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