We met on a bright, sunny April Sunday at the Garryvoe Hotel for lunch, which was then followed by our AGM. We had an impressive turnout of members, although a significant number of our stalwarts were unable to attend due to Covid illness. Our thoughts are with you, and we hope you make a speedy and full recovery!Continue reading “Lunch and the AGM at Garryvoe”
An event in which some of our members are planning to participate, and others may like to join them, is coming up soon in Youghal, Co. Cork – the Classic Wheels Ireland Classic and Vintage Car and Bike Event. For pre-1990 vehicles only, it takes place over two days, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August. There’s a run on the first day, and a static show on the second. More details on https://www.classicwheelsireland.com/
On Saturday 26th June, our first outing took place at Doneraile Court, Co Cork. Located off the M20 between Cork and Limerick, Doneraile Court estate, parkland, gardens and house was an ideal location to meet up for our get-together and picnic with Covid-19 restrictions in place.Continue reading “Report and Photos from Doneraile Trip”
Ballylickey September 2020
I’m delighted to be able to report that our only overnight event took place on Saturday and Sunday the 5th & 6th September at our club’s favourite location, Ballylickey, Co. Cork.Continue reading “Report and Photos from Ballylickey Event”
Our first event of the season took place on Saturday 8th August at Gougane Barra. Barra it is said built a Monastery on an island in a lake nearby in the 16th century. The present ruins date from around 1700. The words Gougane Barra came from St. Finbarr who it is believed built the monastery.Continue reading “Report and Photos from Gougane Barra Trip”
Our annual post-Christmas lunch was held in the Garryvoe hotel on Sunday, 19th January. The staff made us feel very welcome, and the option of a 2 or 3-course lunch met everyone’s requirements. No sooner than the teas and coffees were served was the raffle in progress, bringing us efficiently to the business of the AGM.
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.
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.
British Motor Museum Trip and Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
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.
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.