Breffni Vintage Club held our Annual Memorial Run on Sunday the 27th May 2018.
The run began at Treacys Hotel in Monaghan where the cars all arrived early on Sunday morning to register and collect their entry packs. The cars then departed for a scenic drive which brought them to their midway break at Ballinode Community Centre in Ballinode, County Monaghan.
We were very grateful to all those at McAree Engineering for allowing us to park on the grounds of their facility.
Breffni Vintage Club held our opening run for 2018 on Sunday the 22nd of April. The members assembled in Belturbet before we headed for Teemore and Derrylin to our mid-run stop in Blacklion Co. Cavan.
We were very kindly hosted by McNean Antique and Salvage in the Blacklion Enterprise Centre who provided delicious refreshments that went down a treat with all. We had the opportunity to view the wide range of antiques and collectibles that McNean’s have on offer.
We departed from Blacklion for the final leg of our run which brought us on some very scenic roads with views for miles as we made our way towards Glangevlin and on to our final stop at the Keepers Arms in Bawnboy Co. Cavan where we enjoyed a lovely Sunday dinner.
Thank you to all who partook in the run and a special thank you to all who helped organise and run it. We would also like to thank everyone at McNean’s Antique and Salvage for their very kind and genourous hospitality.
You can find more information on McNean Antique and Salvage on Facebook here or you can contact them by phone on +44 7776 220670.
All club members enthusiastically supported the effort but the following were to the forefront with their assistance, Patrick Mc Govern who organised a motley gang of workers, who built a chariot, and bases for the roman columns. Denis Wright and Stephen Brunton worked wonders on the ice cream van. Garry Mc Guigan made “Gold” instead of money for a change which drew many comments, the ambassador wanted it returned to Italy. Norman Whyte proved a “dab” hand at the painting. Rob Steinke wowed everybody with his artwork and portrayal of a mafia man on the stand. Alan D’Arcy managed to make air con pipes look like Roman columns. Richard Mee ploughed his way through snow drifts to make sure our Centurion arrived for the event.