Going IRELAND 2008

News /Chat about forthcoming Imp Club events and other non Club events
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Post by phatbob » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:18 pm

So there will be some info in the Feb Impressions then? Good! :-)
We were talking about this event last night at the North Wales A/C meeting. We are wondering if there will be a discount on the ferry from Holyhead.
A whole bunch of us are planning on going and are getting a bit anxious about getting stuff booked. It's not going to be easy to get cheap tickets on a Bank Holiday weekend!
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Post by Useless Eustace » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:45 pm

Yep February is getting a bit late to make plans. If I'm coming it's with a car & a trailer so that aint cheap. No discount then no come.

It should also be noted that there's a Mini event on at the same time. It's the Malin to Mizen run. Apparently the Irish version of Le Jog. So ferry places might be at a premium.

While I'd love to come over to the North and revisit some places it isn't really practical I'm afraid. Pity. :(
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Post by 617sqn » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:48 pm

Hmm...proper info seems a bit thin on the ground. I've booked the time off already, but it had better be forthcoming soon so I can plan properly. I've even (nearly) BRIBED my youngest daughter into coming too :lol:

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Post by sunstrip_steve » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:50 pm

I believe that the relevant info and a booking form will be in impressions in Feb. Grahame P may know more, or wait for it to arrive
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Post by Grahame59 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:49 am

At work so haven't got insurance docs handy but does anyone know if most insurance companies cover trip to Ireland or do I have to get a Green Card or something? I'm with Footman James.
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:16 am

I may be wrong but I think that Ireland is covered by virtue of being in the European Union. I too am with Footman James, although I have never been to Ireland at all, let alone in the Imp. More's the pity too.

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Post by rootes » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:56 pm

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Post by Grahame59 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:33 pm

Thanks Si.
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Post by chairman@theimpclub » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:43 pm

Hi all, could I ask any Imp Club members intending to book using the promotional code printed in February's Impressions to hang off a bit? There seems to be a problem with the code not generating a discount over the standard fares available on Stenaline's main website. I've been in contact with John Sheppard to try and resolve this asap, I'll post an update as soon as I know what's happening. If you know of any members intending to book that are not regular forum users, please pass this message onto them.
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Post by 67cali » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:23 pm

Could Dave not email all ACO's to try and get the message passed round at meets?
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Post by chairman@theimpclub » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:06 pm

Hi all, I've had word back from John Sheppard regarding the Stenaline events discount for Imp Club members. I have copied part of the reply from John's contact at Stenaline below for your attention.

"The Event fare includes Car plus 2 whereas Internet fares are based on Car plus 1 .He also explains weekend supplements and terms and conditions for internet bookings which differ substantially from special Event rates.

Having looked into some sample fares I can see none where the public fare is cheaper than event rate but if there is the odd anomaly as your Chairman suggests we can apply a 10% special reduction for the Imp club exclusive of the Event rate. I think you will find these would be few and far between and the across the board reductions that the event rate offers would be the norm. There might be some small exceptions to this if passengers are willing to travel in middle of night on Superferry from Stranraer to Belfast but overall the Event fares offer good reductions at all times across all our routes.

Its worth noting that the event fares offer full refunds and do not need to be booked 28 days in advance as with public fares"


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Post by colin rooney » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:28 pm

Roll on may booked ticket today going from pembroke to rosslare with my mate john in his imp sport .Who else has booked up to go

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Post by Grahame59 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:38 pm

colin rooney wrote:Who else has booked up to go
Not actually booked yet but really hoping to be able to go.

Haven't decided where to sail from yet either. How does Pembroke compare with the other options (cost, distance, etc)

Any convoys planned folks?
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Post by GURNSIMPS » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:08 pm

We always used Fishgaurd-Rosslaire when we rallied in Southern Ireland,never had a problem with them......nice ferries and not too long a crossing,went Swansea-Cork once NEVER again 12 hour crossing in force 5 gales,scared the pants off me but barman reckons it was slight swell!! :roll:
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:20 pm

GURNSIMPS wrote: the pants off me but barman reckons it was slight swell!! :roll:
Your pants were off and he said it was a slight swell? I hope you thumped him! :lol:
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Post by aldrin » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:27 pm

Hi,

Any details of the date location etc etc or is that impressions only ?

scanned the thread but didn't pick it up.

I think I may have enough bit gathered up to 'assembly' my imp and get it mot'd etc,

Think the only bit I may be short of is a refurbed std distributor.

Might just have a go at getting it sorted over easter.

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Post by GURNSIMPS » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:04 am

Baz,I laughed out load when I read your post,being as its 6.30 in the Morning Tina reckons I've lost the plot!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by 617sqn » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:26 pm

Trust our Baz to find the lowest common denominator. Haha...it was funny though :lol: Our local youngstie james has worked out the approximate cost for us going from Sussex at around the £500 inc ferries, fuel, and tenting (didn't want to say "Camping" :roll: ). No spends in that figure though, so a cheap long weekend this ain't :shock:

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Post by colin rooney » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:35 pm

Andy have you booked your ticket we got ours for £202 return

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Post by 617sqn » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm

Hi All....Yes, Colin, I've booked ours this morning following a PM from James. We're going Pembroke-Rosslare with Irish Ferries. Thursday departure and Monday return. £176 total inc C/C charge for Stan, me and my daughter Lauren. Still going to tent it to reduce the overall costs, as I've had to shell out a lot recently for my new legs :shock:

Roll on May-time ....... need to try a proper Guiness and Magners Irish !!

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Post by colin rooney » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:28 pm

Are you going the same times as us if so will drive up together

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Post by J-IMP » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:24 pm

Hi Colin,
Yep I haved booked my ferry to.

Me and Andy have decided to take the 14:45 ferry crossing on the Thursday so we are doing the journey in the day light. We are going to catch the same ferry on the Monday morning on the way home as you.

So jst need to get the imp bak upto yours next wkend and start the rebuild!! Haha

Talk soon mate.

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Post by Clan Tattie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:19 pm

Bit confused about this ferry booking malarky....
Tried putting the booking number into the online booking form and all the sailings disappear from the options!
Am I being thick, missing something or is it Stenna's website problem???
Answers in words of one syllable please!!!

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Post by 617sqn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:45 pm

Well ours is with Irish Ferries....so that might have something to do with it :roll: :wink:

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Post by Grahame59 » Sat May 10, 2008 1:02 pm

With the event now just days away it seeme to have gone surprisingly quiet here! Do we know how many are going?
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Post by Impduivel » Sat May 10, 2008 4:00 pm

Hi Grahame,

At what I can confirm is that I AM THERE, Henk Hol and son (Wouter)
will be there. 8)
Dick Tompkins and Richard Le Marquant of Northampton area will be there.
Dick Nikel also.
That is what I know of people are very sure will be there. :twisted:

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Post by 617sqn » Sat May 10, 2008 7:39 pm

6 in 3 cars from Sussex AC will wing their way to the Emerald too 8)

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Post by Grahame59 » Mon May 12, 2008 10:12 am

Just heard from John Sheppard - 35 bookings so far (more than one person going in one car counts as one booking).
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Post by A MC EVOY » Thu May 15, 2008 1:52 pm

70 miles from me, I'd love to get there (of course I don't have an imp but it would be great to see some of you and your cars) but I'm in the middle of exams at the minute :(

Any chance of any convoys coming from the Belfast ferry stopping off in banbridge? :lol:
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Post by Dave Dickinson » Sun May 18, 2008 8:05 pm

Received from John Sheppard yesterday the following update on pricing.

Just some clarification on the Irish Experience the cost of the campsite is €12-00 and €3-00 per person per night and not €12-00 as stated in impressions this may have been my fault.The cost of the barbeque is €18-00 per person I have been guarantee a big steak, the evening meal on the Sunday is€20-00 per person for a four course meal
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Post by J-IMP » Mon May 19, 2008 11:33 am

Im getting excited about the trip now :lol:
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Post by briang » Mon May 19, 2008 11:36 am

Hi, any chance of a glimpse of the itinary for the Irish trip, cheers.
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Post by bazzateer » Mon May 19, 2008 11:36 am

If anyone spots PGK, Si's old Sport, out there can they ask the guys who bought it from Rich Claydon to reply to his emails?

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Post by J-IMP » Mon May 19, 2008 5:51 pm

Yeh whats the plan for the Going Ireland Weekend??
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Post by xrsteve2003 » Mon May 19, 2008 6:14 pm

Anybody coming to Northern Ireland when they are over? Giants Causeway is worth seeing. We could have a meet up here.
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Post by A MC EVOY » Mon May 19, 2008 6:45 pm

Likewise, anyone coming in Belfast fancy stopping for a chat and cuppa, I'm literally a minute off the main Belfast-Dublin road, pm me if you fancy it. I'm 45 minutes to an hour south of the Belfast ferry (depending on how potent your imp is....) and you could of course see a couple of the competition from BMC :lol:
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Post by Blackjack » Mon May 19, 2008 11:12 pm

Agree with Steve
Whole North coast is well worth a visit.
I don't know if I can make it to the venue :( , if I can it will probably only be on Sunday.
So anyone taking a few extra days to tour around, "Norn Iron" is the place to visit (No offence to the rest of the Island but I know I'm biased). :)

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Post by A MC EVOY » Tue May 20, 2008 12:31 pm

Not looking like I can make it either, exams at the minute, working on Sunday and 2 hours drive each way on Saturday is a no when Car tinkering time is in short enough supply and I could do with some more driving practice before my test :(

But as I said I'd love to see any impers if they were passing through Banbridge, only ever got a close look at one, which was a rotten shammy coupe, didn't put me off though! :P
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Post by bazzateer » Tue May 20, 2008 12:45 pm

I can recommend Bushmills and that rope bridge thingy. But not at the same time! :lol:
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Post by A MC EVOY » Tue May 20, 2008 12:49 pm

I don't know, whiskey and Carrick-a-rede sound appealing to me....
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