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Ireland Tour 2013

Mk1 Owners Club Ireland Tour 2013

Ireland Tour 24th 25th 26th & 27th May 2013

Welcome to the Mk1 owners club tour of Ireland Wiki Page.

Here you will find details of the road trip, where we are staying, road maps, the VAG show we will be attending in Limerick and other useful info to make it a great Ireland car trip.

Mk1 meet Up

Links to Transport and Hotels

Irish Ferries
Connemara Coast Hotel
Maldron Hotel Smithfield

'A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless, age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome' an excerpt from Lonely Planet's Ireland travel guide

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Really looking forward to this Hugh !  :ocf_emoticons__rockon:

Thank you very much for organising it.

I'll meet ye at the show in limiting, I'll be with the VAGE lads, car nearly ready and all now just refurb the rm,s and give her a good polish
The provisional plan is:

Fri 24th May

UK mk1's arrive in Dublin Port about 14:00, link with a few mk1 owners and a welcome from, and head to mini meet and rest stop in Athlone, travel onto Galway, stay for 2 nights in Connemara Coast hotel on a B&B basis. This will be the base for the weekend. Others are staying close by in Hotels, B&B's and campsite.

Sat 25th May

The plan is to drive out to Connemara on a classic car run, starting at 11:00 taking in Costello, Clifden, Kylemore Abbey/Castle picture stop, Lennane and back to Galway. Dinner will be in the hotel that night. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. More details on this later.

Sun 26th May

Drive to the Limerick VAG & Classic Car show, just outside Limerick city. Massive mk1 meet up (all welcome to attend). After car show, UK Mk1 owners continue on to Dublin, overnight in the Maldron Hotel Smithfield.

Mon 27th May

Morning at leisure, take in some of the Dublin city centre sights or a trip to the Guinness storehouse and return back to UK on the afternoon ferry.

Should be a great weekend! :thumbs:

Lets hope you can dust down your mk1 and hopefully see you there. Gates open @10am.
Just under a week to go... looking forward to a great weekend! :)
I'm planning on heading to this myself if all goes according to plan.
Attending the All-Ireland Italian day in Lisburn on the Saturday in the Lancia and provided it's still working, I'm heading to Limerick on Sunday in it armed with a camera so I can get an idea of how much is missing from my Golf!
I know there are several bits of trim absent from the car, (including rear and passenger seats) but as to what they should be, I'm in the dark, but enlightenment (or depressing reality) is only a few days away
Hopefully there'll be some bits for sale there too.
Unfortunately I'm unable to attend ,but hope everyone has a great time in a beautiful part of the country.
All ready to go many test drives in the last few days, only 200 miles up since 16 valve conversion, so hopefully all will go ok, hope to see everyone in Galway Sat morning, all going well;)
Good Stuff lads - hopefully an action packed mk1 weekend! :)
I came, I saw and I went home with a list of stuff that's missing from my yoke!
Shopping list now compiled and the hunt begins.
Plan is to have the car OTR by 20th. July and have it in decent enough shape for Limerick next year and get on with the bodywork on the long-suffering Lancia.
It's all good on paper anyway!
I must say there was a great turnout for the Mk1 GOC so thanks to all for the inspiration.
Just a couple of pics to give a flavour of the whole weekend - :)