About Our Club

Since its beginning in 2009, the Garden of Ireland Vintage Car Club has been about vintage classics of all makes and models, and the enjoyment of the sport.

We embrace individuals who share our interests, welcome the camaraderie and support the overall goals of the club. Affiliated with the IVVCC, we currently have in excess of 100 members and are very active, running events across the country, throughout the year. Our largest event annually is the Annual Garden of Ireland Run which takes place in September. This attracts vintage car enthusiasts from around the entire county and further afield.

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Willie, with his wife Molly and Son Mark
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Great photos 📸

2 days ago

Yesterday Sunday 26th. May as a special request from Willie Carrick's family we organised a short run in his honour.
(Willie is a longstanding member of our Club, being a member from the club's beginning. He also held the position of Chairperson and vice Chairperson and was a great sponsor of our raffles at our monthly meetings in aid of different charities chosen each year, hence gaining the name Hector Grey.)
We met at The Grove Bar where there was a great turnout from our members and Willie's extended family.
His 8 Fiat cars where driven by Willie's family.
We left the Grove Bar and headed up Altidore, going straight through Ballinstoe Crossroads, down the old long hill, turned left towards Powerscourt Waterfall, then right towards Robert Roe’s Musuem at Coolakay House where Robert gave us a tour of his museum and afterwards enjoyed Tea/ Coffee & Scones in the restaurant.

We would like to thank Robert and Yvonne for their great Hospitality.

A big thanks to our members who turned out on the day on Willie's behalf.
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On May the 19th. some of our members went on a road trip to Huntington Castle in Carlow.

Huntington Castle was built in 1625 as a garrison on the strategically important Wexford to Dublin route. After 50 years, the soldiers moved out and the family began to convert the property into a family home. Many generations of the family subsequently added various extensions and details making it a truly unique and interesting place to experience!
There were about 10 cars travelling in convoy from The Grove Bar, heading towards Rathnew, up towards Rathdrum, Aughrim, Carnew,, then onto to Clonegal to Huntington Castle.

We enjoyed refreshments from their great Cafe and enjoyed a walk through their gardens, which were laid out mainly in the 1680's by the Esmondes. They feature impressive formal plantings and layouts, including the Italian-style 'Parterre' or formal gardens, as well the French Lime Avenue (planted in 1680).
Huntington Castle is also an airbnb.
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On May the 19th. some of our members went on a road trip to Huntington Castle in Carlow.
Huntington Castle was built in 1625 as a garrison on the strategically important Wexford to Dublin route. After 50 years, the soldiers moved out and the family began to convert the property into a family home. Many generations of the family subsequently added various extensions and details making it a truly unique and interesting place to experience!
There were about 10 cars travelling in convoy from The Grove Bar, heading towards Rathnew, up towards Rathdrum, Aughrim, Carnew,, then onto to Clonegal to Huntington Castle.
We enjoyed refreshments from their great Cafe and enjoyed a walk through their gardens, which were laid out mainly in the 1680s by the Esmondes. They feature impressive formal plantings and layouts, including the Italian-style Parterre or formal gardens, as well the French Lime Avenue (planted in 1680).
Huntington Castle is also an airbnb.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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It was a lovely afternoon and thank you all.

7 days ago

Dear All
We have been asked by a long standing club member Willle Carricks family to do a short run on Sunday 26th meeting at The Grove Bar at
11am. We will proceed on a short run to visit Robert Roe’s Musuem at Coolakay House @ afterward will have Tea/ Coffee & Scones in the restaurant, compliments of the club. We would certainly appreciate a good turnout
For this event.
Kindest regards.
Eileen
Club Secretary.
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Thanks to everyone who turned up. Dad was overwhelmed by the turn out. Really great to see you all there. THANK YOU Carrick Family x

It was so good to see everyone and enjoy their company. A wonderful afternoon with good friends. Hope Willie Fiat realized how much is appreciated. Stay well my friend.

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