Closing Run 2018

On the 21st of October 2018 Breffni Vintage Club held our closing run for the 2018 vintage season. The damp start to the morning didn’t deter anyone and a large number of cars assembled at MacSeains Pub for the beginning of the run.The cars departed for the first half of the run which brought them to their mid way stopping point at Glenview House and Folk Museum in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim where they were treated to some very welcome refreshments and snacks by the Kennedy family followed by a guided tour of the Folk Museum.

Teresa Kennedy ensured nobody went thirsty or hungry

Glenview Folk Museum is home to over 7,000 unique artefacts carefully collected and preserved by the Kennedy family ensuring that old traditions are never forgotten. Brian’s guided tour went down a treat and gave everyone an appreciation for the importance of preserving these artefacts for future generations.

The museum contains a number of static shop displays which help to convey how life was like in the past.

The collection is constantly expanding and the museum is well worth a visit as it’s guaranteed to delight both young and old.

The latest addition to the museum is Ann O’Hara’s extensive and unique egg cup collection.

The cars reluctantly departed for the final part of the run after a very enjoyable visit to Glenview House and Folk Museum.

The run finished where it began with an excellent meal at MacSeains Pub in Cornafean, Co. Cavan.

Our chairman Liam D’Arcy gives the closing run a thumbs up!

We’d like to say a special thank you to the Breffni Vintage Club members who organised the run, MacSeains Pub for hosting us and the Kennedy family at Glenview House and Folk Museum for their kind hospitality and opportunity to tour the museum.

As the 2018 season comes to an end we’d be remiss to not mention the tireless work of the Breffni Vintage Club committee who are constantly working behind the scenes ensuring the club’s success and making it an enjoyable experience for all it’s members. The club continues to grow year on year and it’s the hard work of the committee, sub committees and volunteers that is directly responsible for it’s continued success.

Closing Run 2015

Breffni Vintage Club held their closing run for 2015 on Sunday the 4th of October 2015.
The run began with refreshments at Belturbet Marina and then departed for the first stop of the day at the workhouse in Bawnboy, Co. Cavan.
Everyone was treated to a number of guided tours around the various buildings of the workhouse which highlighted the work being done to preserve and protect the historical site.
A special thanks to the committee of the Templeport Development Association and the tour guides who made the visit very enjoyable. More information on the Bawnboy Workhouse and the ongoing efforts to preserve and protect it is available at
The next stop brought the run to Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim to visit the newly extended Glenview Folk Museum where refreshments were kindly provided. Everyone got the opportunity to view the large collection of exhibits in the newly extended museum which included a unique street display, restored farm machinery, a garage display and many more preserved and restored items.
A special thanks to Brian, Teresa and Alan and everyone at Glenview Folk Museum for their kind hospitality on the day. More information on Glenview Folk Museum is available at
The run finished in Belturbet, Co. Cavan at the Seven Horseshoes Hotel for a sit down meal. Breffni Vintage Club would like to thank all those who helped out on the day including the various stewards who kept everything running smoothly and those who helped to plan and organise the enjoyable run.

Closing Run 2013

On Sunday 13th October Breffni Vintage Club had our closing run for 2013. The run began in Derrylin in glorious sunshine at St. Ninnidhs hall where refreshments were served. We made our first stop on the top of Doon where we learned about some of the history of the area.


The next stop was at a monument in tribute to the border busters 1 mile outside of Swanlinbar.



The run then went through Swanlinbar and headed towards Kinawley passing by Mullen mart. Our next stop was at Aughakillymaude Community and Mummers Centre where we had some refreshments and a talk about the centre.



Four Wolseley 1500’s and a Riley 1.5 attended the run so a photo was taken of all 5 together.


Our final portion of the run took us back to Derrylin where we finished the day with a meal in Blake’s restaurant.

Some more photos from the run can be seen below: