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Spring Rally May 20th 2018 UPDATED

A fine day weather wise ensured a pleasant trip to Tinahely Farm Shop and finish in Baltinglass Gold Club.  Pictures have been updated to include participants cars.

The weather seems to have finally picked up just in time for the Spring Rally which is getting close now.  We will gather at Russborough House from 10 am on Sunday morning May 20th with time for a chat and to admire the cars as well as a little something from the tea rooms before we depart at 11 am.  The plan is for a spin around south Wicklow stopping in Tinahely for lunch.  The afternoon route will bring us back towards  Baltinglass for the finish.  Entry fee €25 will include route sheets and attendance award and hopefully we will have a bright and dry day,

Full details will be provided at check in and to help remind everyone of how nice a day it can be here are some pictures of last years start.

Blessington Stand at RIAC Classic Car Show in the RDS

The RIAC show went well despite the heavy snow the week before which made it difficult to retrieve cars from their winter slumber.  A special word of thanks to Pat Denning and Joe Byrne who had to literally dig out the cars we had on the stand and to the committee members who watched over them for two days of the show.


AGM Monday March 12th at 8.30 pm

A reminder to all club members that the club agm will take place this Monday evening in the West Wicklow House in the square Blessington.  All members welcome.

Annual subscription renewals can be paid on the night.

Also note all members welcome at the club stand at the RIAC Classic Car Show in the RDS this weekend March 10-11 2018.


Monthly meetings 2018

Our monthly meetings for 2018 start on Monday January 15th at 8.30pm in the West Wicklow House, Blessington.  All members welcome and 2018 club subscriptions can be accepted on the night.

Here is a snap shot from a previous Terenure Show to help everyone look forward to 2018 summer events.

Mince Pie Run 2017

Our annual festive event the Mince Pie Run took place on Wednesday December 27th.  We assembled at St Kevin’s Hall, Main St. Blessington and had a nice drive through Ballymore Eustace and Naas to visit Jim Boland’s car collection.

After a memorable guided tour by Jim we continued on to Tougher’s for some welcome refreshments.  Our thanks to Jim & Breda for their hospitality.  Happy New Year to all members.

Autumn Run Sunday Sept 17th

We had a very nice run in lovely sunshine and here are some pictures by Pat Foley.  Thank you to all participants.

The last run of the season before the clocks go back.

START; Russborough House 3km south of Blessington (off N81)

ASSEMBLE; 10.30am for 11am departure.

ROUTE: A scenic drive over the Wicklow gap into Ashford village.

LUNCH STOP: Lunch stop in Ashford village.

FINISH; Baltinglass Golf Club.

Entry Fee €25

Club Trip to Galway

We are delighted to join the WVVMC annual 3 day rally which this year celebrates the clubs 40th anniversary.

The event is based in the Salthill Hotel Galway with the static display held at the Spanish Arch on Friday from 12 noon to 5 pm.  The Saturday run will depart from the Hotel at 10.30 am  with route details to be advised in the pack on Friday.

Blessington Club members gathering option at Tuar Ard Community Centre in Moate Co Westmeath at 9.30 am on Friday morning for breakfast.  We will depart from there at 10.30 am to arrive at Spanish Arch at 12.30 pm.  Route options M6 or old main road R446 at drivers discretion.


Spring Rally, Sunday May 21st 10am at Russborough House

Hi everyone

Next Sunday morning we gather for our Spring Rally, starting from the ever splendid Russborough House on the N81 just south of Blessington.    Our plan is to gather at 10am to meet, have a chat and maybe some refreshments in the tea rooms.

We plan to leave at 11am for a drive through Wicklow and Kildare for a lunch stop in Kildare Town where there are a number of options for lunch.  The picnic option is to continue on to the afternoon stop at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park where facilities are available.  Full details are in the members mailshot distributed a few weeks back.

Hope we get dry weather and can see as many members and cars as possible on Sunday morning.



Evening Runs Start April 10th

Hi  Reminder

The 2017 season kicks off in earnest with the first evening run on Monday April 10th and we gather at 7.30pm in the usual location, the industrial estate opposite Avon Ri entrance.

Time to dust off the car and take it out for a short spin which is the norm for the first run of the season.  We will move off at 7.45pm to make best use of the daylight available.  Hope see as many out as possible and if your not a member already please join us this evening as new members are welcome.