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.

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, spiralling mountain climb that cumulates with spectacular views that are truly breathtaking.

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