CVVMC June Meeting

The June monthly meeting will be held in the Hotel Ballina on Tuesday June 7th at 9.30pm, all are welcome to attend.

Newsletter May 2017

Current Membership:


Dear Members.

 Members 182Attendance   25



Ourmonthly meeting was held in Callaghan,s in Ballygawley on Tuesday 2nd of May,

The Membership fee of €35 is due for 2017, please forward to Val Pitcher, Thanks you to those that have already paid,


Congratulations to the organisers and all those who helped out at the Breaffy house Show, The show was a Hughsuccess. A big tank you to Michael and Fiona Mannion,and there family who organised the show , A tank you to Michael Davitt and Anthony Hennaghan who arranged the security barriers from Martin Forrestal in Newport,

MAIN RUN in Westport

The 33rdcvvmc main run for 2017 will be held in Hotel Westport Co Mayo on the weekend of the 24th-25th of June. There will be a meet and greet and registration on Friday night follow by our main run on Saturday taking in the best side of the west of Ireland, witha dinner dance on Saturday night with music on the night.

Everyone will nowhave receivedan entry form this week and it is important that these forms are completed together with entry fee returned promptlyto Margaret ClarkeBreydon , Carrick, Attymass,Ballina Co Mayo  F26 P9K1 Before 2nd of June,

Also, if you need overnight accommodation please book the hotel now as there is only a few room left, Extra entry forms can be downloaded from

Killala run 21st of May

A run will take place on Sunday May 21st, Meeting at the Merry Monk on the Killalard. outside Ballina at 12.30pm for lunch, and a drive around the north Mayo coast at 2.00pm,


A run will take place for Crumlin Children’sHospital, leaving Manorhamilton @ 1 pm for some beautiful scenery, Contact Seamus Gilligan for more details on 086 3183288


May Sunday 14thivvccpunchestown show

May Sunday 21st run in Killala area meeting at the Merry Monk at 12.30 for lunch and a drive at 2.00

May Sunday 28th Breffni main run in Cavan town

May 28th 29th all Ireland mini car show in Westport

June Saturday 3rd Classic Gordon Bennett

June Saturday10th Gordan Bennett

June Saturday 10th Ulster pre-war run

June Sunday 11th north west vintage run

June Saturday 24thcvvmc annual rally Westport Hotel

June Sunday 25thcvvmc  annual rally Westport Hotel

July Sunday 2ndTerenure show

July Sunday 2ndHollymount show

July Sunday 16 thEnniscoe show

July Sunday 23rd Knock run, more information to follow

July Sunday 30th West run Galway

August Sunday 6thBawnboy show

August sat 19th Enniskillen main run

September Saturday 2nd Beaulieu autojumble

September Sunday 3rd  Beaulieu autojumble

September Saturday 30thivvcc brass brigade rally

October Sunday 1stivvcc brass brigade rally

October Sunday 15th  Connacht pre-war run in  Ballina

November Tuesday 7thcvvmc AGM



Rover ps 1972 2000tc,    triumph stag 1975,     porche 924 1982 

Contact number 087 6687266

Austin A30 good running order Tel Noel on 086 8143207


086 8383355

New mechanical spares to fit various Fiats

Fiat-500-600-650-850-900van toppolino,

124 special,125 special, 128 various parts for 131-132-130-1500- also new chrome bumpers to fit fiat 900 van 124-125-128-1500-1100, also new chrome door locks and handles, exhaust section,discs,

Clutch cables, engineparts, ventpanes, startercables,dynamo:s Lot of parts interchangeable.

Ford consul mk 11

Front and rear windscreen’s fan belts etc.

Lada 1600

Radiator, rearlights, cluster, master cylinder, distributoretc.

1986 Nissan bluebird

Lot of spears

Also, box of Daff 44 spears

TEL MARTIN ON  085 1273360

Next meeting in Hotel Westport at 9.30 pm on 6th of June


Club Secretary 

Newsletter October 2015

President:               Sean Gilligan        0864009070                     Secretary: Colin Clarke,            09629998

Chairman:               Joan Goulden        0876687266                   Breydon, Carrick, Attymass, Ballina, Co Mayo

Vice Chairman:       Paddy Flynn        096 21543                        Assist. Secretary:   Linda Cheetham     0862152331

Treasurer:               Michael Mannion 0868120127                     Memb. Secretary: Val Pitcher             09633877

P.R.O:                    Stephen Fleming   0862663389                       Cortoon, Killala, County Mayo

Web Administrator: Stephen Fleming   0862663389             [email protected]

Manorhamilton STOP Suicide Run July 2014

Pictured below are Sean Gilligan, CVVMC President and Fabian White CVVMC Chairman presenting a cheque to Deirdre O’Hagan Secretary of STOP Suicide in Manorhamilton after the CVVMC STOP run on 20th July 2014.

Eugene Gillespie An Appreciation

Eugene  Gillespie an Appreciation.

The 22nd September 2012, will be a date etched in our  minds forever. It was this day that we lost a Club Member, a Gaelgoir, a  Gentleman and most of all a True Friend. Eugene was known country wide and  further afield for his exploits in Vintage car circles, he was a member of many  old-car clubs but his heart was with the Connacht Veteran & Vintage Motor  Club where he had been a member from the early days.

Retirement gave Eugene a new lease of life and let him concentrate  on his main interest, Vintage and Classic cars. Eugene had a love for old  Jaguars and had several examples; in addition he had a 1931 Morris Minor called “PJ”.  Having gone to the Gordon  Bennett Rally for the last 10 or 12 years, Eugene always hankered after an  earlier car. This dream came true a couple of years ago with the purchase of an  Austin 16/6. It was this car that he was restoring when he met his untimely  end.  His involvement with the  Connacht Veteran & Vintage Motor Club included a stint at Hon Secretary but  most people would have known him, as he was for the last number of years, our  Main Rally Secretary.

As a native Irish speaker he had the ability to draw “an Cupla  focail” out of people, even those who didn’t know they had it. His phone was  always answered “As Gaeilge”  with ”Go Maith Dia Duith, is mise, Eoghan MacGilloa Easpaig, Conas ata Tu?”, this  often brought out a couple of sentences of Irish, much to his delight. Last year  TG4 filmed a documentary on Eugene that concentrated solely on the social side  of his life this is a fitting tribute to the Real Eugene  Gillespie.

He will be remembered for his wide smile, friendly demeanour,  kindly manner and the twinkle in his eye. Eugene is survived by his partner  Joan, sisters Elizabeth and Patsy and brother Brian, nieces and nephews,  neighbours and wide circle of friends and of course his dog  Tiny.

Ar Dheis De Go Raibh A  Anam. 

This tribute was written by Keith English, CVVMC Treasurer and close friend of the late Eugene Gillespie.