hello all, roll call

For Bongo owners both north and south (and east and west) of the island.

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Cleckheckmondsedge

Co Kerry

Post by Cleckheckmondsedge » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:05 pm

I thought we were the only ones here ! We are down in Kerry so don't have the Bash too far away :-) Martin & Jackie
Veg_Ian

Post by Veg_Ian » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:25 am

Hi Sparkman

do you live in Portaferry or were there on Saturday evening May 26? We were on our way to the ferry when my son exclaimed he saw a red one parked up on a side street. As I have never known of a red one before (or any other colour in Ireland for that matter) I assumed he must have been mistaken.
pippin

Post by pippin » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:42 pm

You should have seen the red Bongo that was at last year's Bash.

Awesome!

There are probably piccies still on here somewhere.
Alfman

Post by Alfman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:18 pm

Called by to say hello....yea nice site been doing alot of lurking
On the look out for a bongo have been looking for a few months now
Looking like I am going to import :? Have looked at few in the north not to good........and a little bit pricey
From the Belfast area
Tini

Bongoing around NI

Post by Tini » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:35 pm

We just purchased our first Bongo, and have done 2 weekend trips in NI so far! Our Bongo came straight of the boat via an import auction in England - we bought it from a small dealer in Armagh.
It's a 96 unconverted silver Bongo Friendee Bongolow, and so far we've camped at Glenmore (between Ballycastle and Ballintoy) at the North Coast, and at Tollymore Forest Park. Both great locations! (Glenmore is officially shut until Easter, but the owner happily accepted us staying for £6 a night since we have no electrical hook-up. "Better you than us!" was his quote - understandable, since it was the end of January!). Tollymore is open all year, and we're going back there tomorrow by the way if anyone fancies meeting up! You'll recognise us by the ... you know!
We have an absolutely fantastic contact for any Bongo repairs anyone in the Down area needs to have done by the way! THey've been looking after our various Mazda cars for many years now, and NEVER disappoint!
Anyway - we're in the Lisburn area, and would love to meet up with other (probably much more experienced) owners!
Tini
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Post by mikeonb4c » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:07 pm

Welcome aboard Tini and glad you are enjoying the amazing Bongo. Here's to many more good trips out in it 8)
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Bongo Ireland: North and South

Post by John » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:17 pm

Hello Irish Bongo-ers,

We are fairly new to the Bongo forum and are based in Cork and Lisburn, Belfast (living in Cork, in-laws in Lisburn). Interested to read Tini's post about the contact in the Down area for all things Mazda. Who was this and do they do Bongo specialist stuff (like conversions etc)?

Popped into the local Cork Mazda for something the other day and the parts guy had never heard of a Mazda Bongo until that day, but I was the SECOND owner in! Irish Bongos are out there...

I also need to convert my insurance to Ireland (recently moved here from Scotland and Lifesure do not do Ireland). I have read some discussion about Dolmen Insurance but only for converted Bongo's - is this correct? Does anyone have any other options for South/North cover?

Thanks for the forum - great source of info.

John
Muvwitch

Post by Muvwitch » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:40 pm

Hi John - wonderful city Cork. Don't know if Co-op
do Ireland. C. I. S Treating me very well, especially
when a car smashed into the back of my Bongo. Good
luck with it, Ireland is so beautiful. I envy you. :D
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Post by scanner » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:45 pm

Muvwitch wrote:Hi John - wonderful city Cork. Don't know if Co-op
do Ireland. C. I. S Treating me very well, especially
when a car smashed into the back of my Bongo. Good
luck with it, Ireland is so beautiful. I envy you. :D
Interesting about CIS might be better bet than NIG - roughly how much do they charge?

Tell me on Sunday if you like to save going OT here.
Muvwitch

Post by Muvwitch » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:01 pm

Sorry Scanner, completely forgot about this.
£246. 51 this year, including rescue service.
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Post by scanner » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:22 pm

Muvwitch wrote:Sorry Scanner, completely forgot about this.
£246. 51 this year, including rescue service.
I saw the CIS sticker in your window and still forgot to ask you.

Is the rescue service optional? as I already have that through the CSMA.
Muvwitch

Post by Muvwitch » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:56 am

Yes it is but I found it worked out cheaper than
my last two companies.
chancers

Re: hello all, roll call

Post by chancers » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:50 pm

Yes, we are here on the emerald isle too, with our cool bongo, self imported from Japan and PROUD of it. :D

Have seen a few Bongos down south..... last year we were in Co CLare, west of Ireland and we saw a Bongo driving down the road as we sat in a little coffee shop. We thought someone had stolen our van !!!! we ran out of the shop only to discover... YES Bongos have arrived in Ireland! The one we saw was registered in Limerick, there is also another bongo head in our little village in Dublin. Cool or what!

Happy Bongoing!
chancers
zimbobigdog

Re: hello all, roll call

Post by zimbobigdog » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:34 am

Hi all,

Another bongonaut here in Dublin!! Been her since September 07. Loving it so far. :D
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Re: hello all, roll call

Post by DBB » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:50 pm

Anseo!

Also in Dublin.
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