Ballylickey 2019 (2nd report)

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

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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.

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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.

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Coventry Trip 2019 (2nd Report)

British Motor Museum Trip and Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations

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It was an early start for everyone on Friday 30th August, I was fortunate to be picked up by Jonathan and Adam Sherwin arriving at the airport at 5.30am. We met up with John O’Driscoll, Larry Mohally and Robert Burns. The flight went on time and we landed at 8am and met Rodney who had flown from Dublin. We had a memorable breakfast in Bermingham airport (memorable for all the wrong reasons), an experience not to be repeated. We survived despite the attempt to poison John O’D with raw sausages.

We picked up our hired mini bus which was driven by John O’D and arrived at the museum in time for opening at 10am. We met up with Stuart McEvoy from Jaguar Heritage Trust who is well known to all members in the club and has been to the Terenure Car Show many times with several of the iconic cars from JHT.

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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.

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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.

For more photos, connect with Ijec Irish Jaguar Enthusiast Club on Facebook.

 

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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