ABOUT DONEGAL MOTOR CLUB
Donegal Motor Club is one of Irelands biggest motorclubs. We hold one Irelands biggest rallying event, Donegal International Rally. Founded over 40 years, Donegal Motor Club always welcomes new members. As well as the Donegal International Rally, throughout the year the motor club host additional rallies such as the harvest rally and the forestry rally.
A RALLY FOR EVERYONE
The JOULE Donegal International Rally is one the toughest rally challenges there is for drivers and teams. Three days of spectacular rallying – from the fabled Knockalla coast road, to the lush green farm lands of Carnhill, to the wide open bog land landscape of Glen, Donegal has it all.
Being the only three day tarmac rally in Ireland and the UK, it draws the best drivers and cars from home and abroad every June.The rally will be followed by over 70,000 spectators with close to 200,000 viewers on TV and online. It’s a sporting event that engages locally, nationally and internationally.
It is made up of 20 special stages and the rules are very simple – the fastest driver and navigator win. The times from all the special stages, which vary in character and length, are combined and the competing pair with the fastest time wins – just like that.
The JOULE Donegal International Rally Ireland is natually, the headline event. But the international is only a fraction of the Donegal rally. There are three sub-groups under the Donegal umbrella too, the national rally, the historic rally and the junior rally. In these categories you will have the opportunity to view all sorts of rally cars in one of rallying’s most exciting environments. From modified Mark 2 Ford Escort’s, to historic Porsche 911’s, there’s something for everyone in Donegal.