Wexford 2017 Trip Report

The last overnight event of the year took place on the 2nd and 3rd September, how quickly the year has passed. This time we returned to Wexford for a very enjoyable weekend arranged by Rodney. We met at the Dunbrody Visitors Centre in New Ross at noon on Saturday and drove to Johnstown Castle and Gardens. Whilst the castle is not open to the public at present it provided a magnificent backdrop for our cars. The present castle dates from the 19th century and is now the responsibility of the Agriculture and Food Development Authority.


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Terenure Car Show 2017 Report


26th Classic & Vintage Motor Show Terenure July 2017

Once again our club took a stand at the Terenure Show and as in many years in the past we were fortunate in getting a car over from the Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust in the U.K. This year the car we chose was the XJ6C 5.3 Broadspeed, with 550BHP it proved to be a great success and as in the past the two volunteers Stuart McEvoy and Rodger Atkinson accompanied the car. This year Spirit Motor Company (our friendly Jaguar dealer) is in the process of a major re-furbishment at their Arena Road showroom and, although this was going on, the Broadspeed was at the showrooms on the Friday and Saturday before the show.

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Visit to Camden Fort Meagher

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On Saturday the 10th June a small but enthusiastic group assembled at The Kingsley Hotel for our visit to Fort Camden in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, the event having been arranged by our PR Officer John O’Driscoll who was unfortunately unable to attend on the day. John was missed – not least because it meant the rest of us didn’t have the luxury of sitting back and doing what we were told!

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Ballylickey Trip Report

It may have been described as Groundhog Day, but it is still a firm favourite for our members and the weekend of 22/23 April was no exception. I’m referring of course to Ballylickey and The Seaview House Hotel event. For those travelling on the Friday we stopped in Gougane Barra, this is a great location for taking some fantastic photos of your car as the backdrop of the mountains, lake and church are ideal. Leaving Gougane Barra we drove over the gap of Keimaneigh to Bantry where we stopped to see the town market, finally arriving at the hotel at 4pm where we met up with Christie & Mary who had travelled from Galway, dinner that evening followed by an early night.

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