My First Volkswagen

I recently purchased a MK5 GTI. It’s great fun to drive! Before that I had an E46 318CI (which I still have). The BMW was only about 150bhp, and quite a heavy car. The GTI is around the 200bhp mark and is a little rocket. I will put up some more details about the car soon!

Best food in Dundalk?

There was a big shock-wave sent through the restaurant world of the North East of Ireland last week when Fitzpatrick’s restaurant was forced to close it’s doors by the banks. Fitzpatrick’s was arguably the best food available in Dundalk and surrounding areas. In the town itself you will find a couple of pub restaurants gracing the top three on the website along with Fitzpatrick’s which sat in second place at the time of closure. “The Jockeys Bar” and “The Windsor Bar & Restaurant” sit at first and third place respectively on either side of Fitzpatrick’s.
Sitting just outside of the three favorites is a relative newcomer to the food scene in the area. I know that anyone who knows me will think I have shares in Atami Japanese restaurant but I don’t, I simply love the food! This isn’t the first post I’ve put up about this restaurant, but I just can’t help but share what there is to offer from this place.
Last Friday we went for lunch and when I saw what was in the Bento Box I just had to get it. The Bento Box is a great bargain on the menu. For €10.90 you get a nice two course lunch. The first course is a starter of Miso Soup. A few minutes later the Bento Box arrives. It’s quite a different method of delivering lunch to the average Irish person. This week’s box had Teriyaki Chicken, California Sushi Rolls, Chicken Dumplings and Egg Fried Rice. For anyone that is new to Japanese food, take note of the small square in the center of the box. The little piece of green paste is called Wasabi. Don’t just pick it up and eat it! It is quite spicy, similar to mustard. Pour some soy sauce into the center compartment and stir the Wasabi through it. You can then dip your sushi in it to give it an extra kick!
It’s great to see this restaurant doing so well and I hope it has many years success to come!

Cars & Coffee North East February Event

I’m a bit late getting around to uploading a few photos from the February event, better late than never!

There was another great turnout this month with many new cars making an appearance.

Perhaps the most exotic car was the Lamborghini Murciélago, scroll down to see a couple of photographs of it!


This is my first time seeing this new Tesla, with a local reg too! Best of luck to the new owner.


The first car I saw upon arrival certainly surprised me. It was my first time seeing a Murciélago in the flesh (or should I say metal?).


Very impressive for an 8 year old car. This was such a treat to see!


Perhaps even more impressive was this 31 year old Toyota Corolla AE86 that looked like it just rolled off the factory floor.

Looks like new

I couldn’t believe how perfect this car was.


One of my favorite cars at the moment is the M4. I see it as a reasonable target for me to aim for.

Ferrari 308 GTS TARGA

Another treat was this exquisite Ferrari 308 GTS TARGA. With a Louth reg too!

I will see you all next Sunday at the March event @DKIT.