The June monthly meeting will be held in the Hotel Ballina on Tuesday June 7th at 9.30pm, all are welcome to attend.
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NEWSLETTER FORMay 2017
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,
BREAFFY SHOW EASTER Monday
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 www.cvvmc.ie
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,
NORTH WEST VINTAGE CLUB
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
FOR SALE /WANTED
Rover ps 1972 2000tc, triumph stag 1975, porche 924 1982
Contact number 087 6687266
Austin A30 good running order Tel Noel on 086 8143207
WOLSLEY 4/40 PARTS
New mechanical spares to fit various Fiats
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.
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
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]
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.