Well another weekend is upon us, the sun is shining, and if Met Eireann are to be trusted then it’s set to stay around for the weekend. If so, it’s a perfect opportunity to get out to some great events. Here’s a look at what’s on offer for the weekend.
For Irish Vintage Society members and lots of other vintage enthusiasts, all roads will lead to Ballyfin in Co. Laois where the Irish Vintage Society’s All-Ireland Vintage Rally takes place. The Ballyfin Vintage Club have put in huge effort for this, and it’s sure to be a great day out for all ages.
If it’s classic cars and bikes you’re after, then you need to head south to Youghal in Co. Cork for the annual Classic Wheels Ireland show taking place at Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield, just on the outskirts of this seaside town. The show is preceded by a run on the Saturday too, and it’s always a great weekend overall.
If you’re looking for some autojumble, well then you have to head west to Glenamaddy in Co. Galway for the North Galway Vintage & Heritage Club’s Autojumble. This event takes place twice yearly and has become very popular with traders, attracting some of the best jumblers in the country .
The Duhallow Vintage Club will attend the annual Mallow Home & Garden Show at Mallow Racecourse in Co. Cork, where they will put on a big vintage display as part of this very popular event. The event runs for three days, from Friday to Sunday.
As well as these static events there are a number of road runs taking place too: see the full list below.
26th May: Ballyfin Vintage Club hosts the Irish Vintage Society All Ireland National Rally at Ballyfin, Co. Laois, R32 AD92; for details, call 086 3101822.
26th to 28th May: Duhallow Vintage Club Annual Display & Autojumble at the Mallow Home & Garden Show, Cork Racecourse, Mallow, Co. Cork, open to all motorcycles, tractors and classic cars; for more info, call John on 087 2989277, Pat on 087 2252554 or Rose on 087 2262223.
27th May: Classic Wheels Ireland road run for vintage and classic cars and bikes, from Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield, Youghal, Co. Cork to Villierstown, Cappoquin, Lismore; for details, call Johnny on 086 2009913.
27th May: Autojumble, antiques and collectors fair at Nutts Corner market, Co. Antrim. Gates open to the public at 9am; for more info, call 0044 (0)79 3638 9125.
28th May: Ballyfin Vintage Club Rally, Co. Laois, R32 AD92, hosting the 2023 Irish Vintage Society All-Ireland National Vintage Rally. Overnight parking available, pre-booking essential; for info, call 085 1184563 or 087 2317598. For autojumble enquiries, call 087 7824481.
28th May: North Galway Vintage & Heritage Club mega autojumble in Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, F45 VP66; for more info, call 087 2510622, 086 8510445 or 086 4088466 or email NorthGalwayVintage@ gmail.com.
28th May: Ballincollig Vintage Motor Club display at Mallow Home & Garden Festival, Cork Racecourse, Mallow, Co. Cork; for details, call 085 2087785 or 087 7937560.
28th May: Breffni Vintage Club’s Memorial Run, Co. Cavan, with more details to follow; for further info, call Dennis on 087 2361203 or see www. breffnivintageclub.com or their Facebook page.
28th May: Classic Wheels Ireland Show for vintage and classic cars and bikes at Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield, Youghal, Co. Cork from noon to 6pm, with free entry and rally plate; for more info, call Johnny on 086 2009913.
28th May: Donegal Vintage & Classic Car Club’s annual show at Boal’s Yard, Mountain Top, Letterkenny; for details, call Eunan Kelly on 2366924 or Hugh Haughey on 087 2578311.