Meeting Report 30-November-22

At the Kingsley Hotel, our chairman welcomed us all to the first in-person monthly meeting in several years. 19 members attended, 2 of them via Zoom.

The following items were discussed:

  • Preparation for the AGM
    • The chairman’s, treasurer’s and secretary’s reports will be posted on our website on 19th December, prior to the AGM.
    • Venues are being investigated for the lunch and AGM – with Bunratty Manor and Acton’s Kinsale as options (with requirement of a private room for the AGM). And many thanks to Jackie and John for offering to host the event at their house also.
    • The date earmarked for the AGM is 22nd January 2023
  • The club insurance will be organised through broker SBB Insurances with Chubb, and will be covered out of current club funds.
  • A preference was expressed for in-person monthly meetings, possibly combined with a run.
  • Possible events for consideration at the AGM:
    • A suggestion was made of introducing breakfast runs.
    • Preference expressed for two overnight events, one in April, the other in September as usual.
    • South Eastern Technological University runs a classic car restoration course. They hold a classic car show in July each year. It could be interesting to attend.
    • Rodney mentioned that Johnstown Castle is open again, also recommended staying in Ferrycarrig Hotel for an overnight event.
    • Mary made a few suggestions:
      • Whitford House Hotel as a good accommodation option for an event in that part of the country.
      • Kerry for an event – visiting Tom Crean’s grave and the North Pole Inn, staying in Benner’s Hotel in Dingle.
      • Staying in Leenane Hotel in Connemara, visiting Kylemore.
    • John O’D suggested Swiss Cottage in Cahir as a destination for an event.
    • It appears that the car show in Terenure may happen in 2023, as listed on the IJDC’s website.
    • Paddy suggested attending events as a club. That generated a discussion, and several members expressed a preference for driving events over static shows. The Youghal event is a good example of one that combines both – driving on Saturday, static show on Sunday.
    • There was a request for technical evenings. Larry has done a lot of work recently on his Mk2, and gave us a teaser. He might be persuaded to arrange a talk around February.
    • Suggesting of a trip to Annes Grove Gardens, Castletownroche, which we had attempted unsuccessfully to arrange in 2022.

Monthly Meeting Notice & Agenda – 30th Nov 2022

We are planning to meet in-person this week, at The Kingsley Hotel, at 8pm on Wednesday 30th. Look for us in the lounge – enter the hotel through the main entrance, go straight past the reception desk and up the few steps brings you to the lounge. We’ll probably be down the back, to the right.

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Meeting Report 28-September-22

Notes from our September monthly meeting:

Ballylickey Event Report

Once again we had a marvellous weekend at The Seaview House Hotel, West Cork, on the weekend of 3rd-5th September 2022. Despite the forecast of rain all weekend we enjoyed lovely bright sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

After a brief stop at Gougane Barra for lunch and a visit to the Friday markets in Bantry we arrived in Ballylickey at about 5pm. Most of the group arrived shortly after and we had dinner at 7.30pm which was of the usual high standard.

Saturday morning we started off early and by 10.30am the rest of the group arrived and we set off on a scenic drive as usual arranged by Michael Mullins to Bantry and on to Durrus. At this point the heavens opened and we encountered a cloud burst. I now realised why Anton and Ros had not brought their SS car but took their XF instead. However deluge didn’t last long and the sky became blue again. It stayed like that all day.  We stopped at Crookhaven where I believe some of our members visited the Mizen goldsmith shop and purchases were made (no names). Continuing on our journey, Schull was our next stop for lunch. We spent a couple of hours in the town and this gave me an opportunity to inspect and admire Rodney’s XJS.

Time to leave and off to Ballydehob via Bantry to our hotel for 5pm. Dinner at 7.30pm was again most enjoyable.

As well as Jaguars we also had Sean and Rosemary’s Maserati and Eoin and Cliona in their lovely VW Camper Van. Val and Marian were in their new car. Michael and Mary and Leo and Abby had their E-types, Larry and Bernie and Pat Goggin drove their MK2s. We had a good selection of old and new Jaguars given the weather forecast for the weekend.

Sunday morning we drove to Gougane Barra for lunch and it was then time to say goodbye.

Thanks to everyone for attending, it was great to get back to normal.

Apologies from John Reynolds, Jon and Eirin, Philip and Sally. Best wishes to Sally after her surgery.

John F Sheehan

Meeting Report 31-August-22

Notes from discussions at our August Zoom Monthly meeting:

  • We started with an informal chat about the challenges of using your Jaguar for a wedding – some members have been called to duty by their respective relatives and acquaintances recently.
  • Ballylickey weekend.
    • Wet weather expected is expected over the weekend, but of course the forecast could be wrong. So there are plans and contingency plans to make the most of our time together.
    • Most people are arriving in Ballylickey on Friday and staying two nights. Members arriving on Saturday as requested to be in Seaview House by 10:30am as everyone will be assembling then. The group will leave at 11am sharp for a scenic drive to Schull for lunch, via Goleen, and back by Ballydehob.
    • We’re looking forward to seeing Pat’s car in action after all the work Leo has done on it.
  • We watched a couple of videos:
  • A few of our younger members are waiting for Leaving Certificate results this week. Best of luck to all!

Ballylickey Trip Update

An update on the Ballylickey Trip coming up in early September – the Seaview House Hotel is fully booked now. 13 rooms have been reserved by JEC members. Anybody who has not yet booked and wants to stay will need to contact the hotel directly to have their name added to a waiting list.

Youghal Event Reminder

The Classic Wheels Ireland Vintage 2022 Classic, Bike Run and Show is on May 28th and 29th in Youghal. At our AGM and Zoom meetings some members indicated that they plan to attend. The run is at 2pm on Saturday 28th, from Farrell’s Summerfield Bar. The static show is at 2pm on Sunday 29th, in the same location. JEC members coordinate meeting through the WhatsApp group if you wish.