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.

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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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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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National Jaguar Weekend Event Report 5th and 6th May 2018

IMG_1370On Friday the 4th May we set off on our trip to Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Larry & Bernie in their newly restored XK120 FHC and myself and Miriam in the MK2 stopping at Slane and Newgrange on our way up. We arrived at the Silver Birch Hotel about 5pm. The National Day itself doesn’t officially start until the Saturday but quite a few cars were already in situ. Shortly after arriving I was told of the sad passing of our dear friend Bertie Baird who we have known ever since the first meeting many years ago from when we first established contact with the Jaguar Drivers Club Area 30. His funeral had only taken place the previous day and sadly I was unaware that Bertie had died. Both he and his wife Anne were regular attendees at the National Weekend and at the Terenure Car Show, he will be sadly missed.

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