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Off on a recce
July 2, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Off on a recce

July 2, 2015

Well I thought I was getting to old to do Recce's. But travel movements are arranged for the 6 July 2015. Fly Liverpool to Knock Eire (Southern Ireland for those who read maps as I do) Then onward travel to Ballyhuanis. Inspect possible future residence. Overnight  stay and sample the local brew and food and return the next day. The only good part of this is I do not have to brief the Commander in Chief (She is looking over my shoulder ) as she will be with me. No worries I will still be attending the reunion and Rememberance  parade. Out.

July 2, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Off on a recce

July 2, 2015

So what sort of plane will you be putting the recce vehicle in then???  Or is it going by sea??? Wading rivers and streams in a scout car is one thing, but trying to wade the Irish Sea is a no brainer.... Snorkels are too short for a start!! And warn the RNLI as well!

July 2, 2015

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
Off on a recce

July 2, 2015

Evo.........I live in County Tipperary......much nicer than over on west coast ,we don't get as much rain ( it only rains between the showers..Irish joke) But you are looking at the county my Grand parents came from Mayo....a word of advice about property in Ireland outside the big cities ....its bloody cheap....in my local village there is a old pub going for 40k (euros) ..its been done up looks okay if you want a lot for pennies....also on your recce look at some of the so-called ghost estates .....never lived in and as long as you are willing to travel a bargain...good look Evo ,but take a real GOOD LOOK AROUND !!!!!!!!

July 4, 2015

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
Off on a recce

July 4, 2015

Evo mate another thought if your bringing a motor over here , 1) have it for than 6 months,before you get here ,they have a tax here called VRT ,meaning if bringing a new car you have to pay tax on it about 20% of their value  2) make it diesel as petrol is about 13/14 cents a litre more expensive .....oh and learn to drive slow ....

August 17, 2015

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
Off on a recce

August 17, 2015

So 707 how did your recce go,you got to give us a sitrep on the happenings on the Emerald Isle....?????? One thing I would advise is that you keep stum on your military service being close to the border....regards Bob


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