Memorial Run 2018 – Photos

Breffni Vintage Club held our Annual Memorial Run on Sunday the 27th May 2018.

Treacys Hotel – Monaghan

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.

After some light refreshments the participants of the run were treated to a tour of the adjoining museum set up by Vincent McAree.

We were very grateful to all those at McAree Engineering for allowing us to park on the grounds of their facility.

The final part of the run brought the cars back to Treacy’s Hotel for a meal and the presentation of the memorial awards.

Thank you to all those who participated in this years run and a special thank you to the huge amount of work done by all those involved in organising and running this years memorial run.

Opening Run 2018

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 would highly recommend paying a visit to McNean’s and we wish them every success with their new endeavour. Their kind hospitality won’t be forgotten!

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.

Memorial Run 2018 – Full Details & Entry Form

We would like to invite you to join us for our annual run on the 27th of May. This year we have moved the venue to yet another scenic part of the Breffni realm, we have a very exciting base location and run planned for you covering quiet roads with fantastic scenery. If you can join us, please download and fill in the entry form below and return it to me by the 19th May.

Entry Form

Breffni Memorial Run 27th May 2018
Treacys Hotel, Carrickmacross, Monaghan
In memory of all deceased members of our club

Entry fee includes: Morning coffee at registration, and a full evening meal on return to the Treacy’s Hotel. A participating vehicle or motorbike must be registered prior to 1st January 1985 to be eligible for an award. Each entrant will receive a Souvenir Finishers Award.


Saturday 26th May:

8 PM: Registration, Meet & Greet in the Treacy’s Hotel, Cavan

Sunday 27th May:

9 -10.30 AM: Registration, Tea and Coffee compliments of Breffni Vintage Club. Registration closes 10.30AM.

11 AM: Depart for a scenic drive at 11 AM taking in a refreshment stop

3.30 PM: Return back to Treacy’s Hotel for Dinner at 4 PM

Bernie McGauran
Co. Leitrim

Picnic Run – Sunday 25th of June 2017

The club had almost enjoyable picnic run on Sunday 25th June 2017. Twelve vehicles left Belturbet and travelled via Bawnboy and Aughawillan to Garadice Lake. The picnic took place at Kellys Angle at the back of Drumreilly Church.
After a leisurely break the motorcade moved on to Newtowngore and Drumeela and halted at Killegar church to visit the grave of the late Johny Golden. The beautiful church and its connections with Lord Kilbracken proved to be a most entertaining location for all concerned.
Denis Wright then decreed that an “ice cream” stop must take place in Killeshandra before heading back home.
The club is indebted to Garry Mc Guigan for laying out the route and leading the group safely on all those minor roads of Cavan and Leitrim and none got lost. Well done Garry.