27 June 2022

Club Run Sunday 28th August 2022

AUTUMN WEEKEND IN LETTERKENNY confirmed 30 September to 2nd October

The luxurious 3* Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny, with full leisure facilities, is confirmed as our base for a weekend in Donegal, from 30 September to 2nd October.

The event will start from The Ballymac Hotel with tea/coffee and scones on Friday30th at 1.00pm for 1.45 sharp leave with a additional pick up point The Ponderosa car park ,at 3.00pm](details to be announced later) and will end with a 4-course meal on Sunday at the Belfry, on our way home. As usual, all meals in between are included. Saturday night will be our Gala Dinner with complimentary reception drink, raffle and evening entertainment.

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AUTUMN WEEKEND NEWS BULLETIN Yes, believe it or not, we are planning to resume normality and go off on our social weekend in early autumn after the two year absence due to Covid restrictions. We do hope you will be available to join us. The date chosen is Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October. The venue , The Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny (our usual haunt)I am in negotiations there the past few weeks with new staff handling group travel not familiar with our normal requirements etc. and room numbers of 20 total at least, variable, Double, Twin, Single, Family and Disabled are in discussion to achieve best rates. Room rate Bed and Breakfast and two evening dinners, Lunch on Saturday and final Dinner on Sunday will as usual be included in the total cost of the event which at the moment is looking to be around £195 per person sharing, there will be a single room supplement to be advised. This is coming in at under 20% increase of what it cost in 2019 and in current times I think that’s not too bad.

Please can I ask you to get in touch with me to indicate your intention of hoping to attend, so I can finalise negotiations with the hotel. We must have approximately 40 people to hold prices and rooms. Tell your friends and perhaps we can get 50 +. All will be made welcome.

I can be contacted on 07818077801, by phone call, text or WhatsApp,or by email or any other member of the committee.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards.

John E Scott Snr

Transport Museum Run

Sunday 12th June 2022

The Club Run to the Transport Museum, Cultra. Starting from the Ballymac Hotel with tea, coffee & scones.

Meeting from 12.00noon for a 1.00pm move off for a short 20mile drive arriving to the 1.45pm, with parking on the grounds. We’ll have plenty of time at the museum to view the exhibits and have a tea/coffee. Regrouping 4.00pm for a 4.30pm move off for another short drive through the Castlereagh Hills, heading to Carryduff . The entry cost for the Museum Run will be £10.00 per person collected at the start of the run at the Ballymac Hotel.

We shall end our day with an optional meal at Eight South Restaurant, Carryduff around 5.30pm @ £20.00 per person. Menus shall be provided at the start of the run.

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15 April 2022

Drive it Day Run 24 April Completed

Leaving Moira Demesne car park at 2.00 pm for a run through North Armagh Apple Blossom Country with a stop in Craigavon Lakes area. Time for tea coffee and biscuits and a stroll through the gardens before a further drive round the Blossom Countryside and a return to the Ballymac hotel for a 3 course meal (£20 per person) and a small complimentary raffle. Download form and further details here:

Wednesday 27 April In memory of Aileen Special gathering at Springhill Road, Maralin. Completed

Wednesday February 23 2022

At a brief meeting on 23 February it was decided that the existing Committee and Officers would continue in office for another year.


AGM Due to the prevalence of the Omicron variant the AGM, which was to be held on 26th January has postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday February 23rd.

The planned visit to the Northern Ireland Transport Museum has also been postponed. It will hopefully take place in the near future.

thursday 20/01/2022

Planning of events for the Club is never easy and became much more difficult with the arrival of Covid.

We had to cancel our Annual Dinner, which should have been in the Ballymac Hotel on Friday last 14th January.

Our Annual General Meeting is planned for Wednesday 26th at 8.00pm, in The Ballymac. We need input from all our Members to get things moving again.

COVID regulations for Northern Ireland have just changed. There is still uncertainty about our FIRST CLUB RUN. It is planned for Saturday 5th February, and will take us to The Transport Museum. Starting at the Ballymac in any vehicle, classic or modern, 10.00 for an 11.00 start. There is an optional meal at 8 South, Carryduff afterwards.

Yes you can just turn up, But unless you tell us you are coming by returning the form sent to members you place us in an impossible position for confirming the bookings. You can do that by email to