Ballylickey 2019 (2nd report)

Ballylickey, Co. Cork – September 6th, 7th and 8th 2019.


We had another great weekend in West Cork where 21 cars and over 40 people attended this event. Some of us began the weekend on Friday night and we had 22 for dinner increasing to 38 on the Saturday. This was greatly added to by our friends from the IJDC who brought 10 cars and 20 members of their club to the event.

The event kicked off on Saturday at 11.30am with everyone assembled and we drove off to Sheep’s Head with the invaluable help of Michael Mullins. It was a lovely scenic drive along the coast to the head with glorious sunshine, the weather couldn’t have been better. We stopped for lunch in the Old Creamery in Kilcrohan some making a slight detour to a pub to watch the rugby. Following lunch we drove back via Goat’s path to Bantry arriving in Ballylickey at 4.30pm just in time for some relaxation before dinner.

After dinner I thanked everyone for coming and Paddy Daly representing the IJDC thanked us for arranging the weekend which everyone enjoyed. On Sunday morning after breakfast and check out we drove to the Borlin Mountains and into Borlin valley. Unfortunately heavy cloud around the summit prevented us from seeing the view but as we descended it cleared and we had a very scenic drive from there to Kilgarvan where we had arranged to visit the Motor Museum. John Mitchell and his family opened the museum for us on Sunday and showed us their collection of vintage and classic vehicles. We drove on to Ballyvourney for lunch and then said our goodbyes when we dispersed for our homeward journeys.

Again thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great weekend.