The fifth running of this celebration of pre-war motoring ventures further north than ever before as it crosses the midlands and explores the mountains and coast of the ancient kingdom of Connacht.

6 to 9 May 2024

Stunning Irish scenery, hospitality and charm.

View the published entry list by clicking the link below!

No. Crew Vehicle CC Year Class
- Andrew Bailey (IE) / Philippa Bailey (GB) Bentley Supersports 4500 1923 -
- David Brabazon (GB) / Celia Drane (GB) Alvis 12/50 Beetleback 1496 1923 -
- Hans Kuipers (NL) / Marien Kuipers (NL) Bentley 3/4½ 4500 1924 -
- Rob Hubbard (GB) / Don Larkin (IE) Vauxhall 30-98 4224 1924 -
- Graham Goodwin (GB) / Marina Goodwin (GB) Bentley Supersports 5300 1925 -
- Jonathan Procter (GB) / TBA () Bentley 3/4½ 4500 1925 -
- Nick Sleep (GB) / Jessica Sleep (GB) Bentley Supersports 5300 1926 -
- Nigel Batchelor (GB) / Gina Batchelor (GB) Bentley 4½ Tourer 4398 1928 -
- Sholto Gilbertson-Hart (GB) / William Gilbertson-Hart (GB) Bentley 4½ Open Tourer 4500 1928 -
- David Roberts (GB) / Jo Roberts (GB) Chrysler 75 Roadster 4078 1929 -
- Nigel Woof (GB) / Sally Woof (GB) Talbot AO75/90 2300 1930 -
- Hugh Apthorp (GB) / Lesley Apthorp (GB) Bentley 4½ Blower 4500 1931 -
- Mickey Gabbett (IE) / Edwina Gaisford-St Lawrence (IE) Alvis 12/60 Beetleback 1645 1931 -
- George Beale (GB) / Angus Forsyth (GB) MG J3 750 1932 -
- Hans Abrahams (USA) / Jonathan Shears (GB) Frazer Nash TT Replica 1500 1933 -
- Chris Woodhouse (GB) / Ingrid Woodhouse (GB) MG L1 Special 1087 1933 -
- Stuart Dytham (GB) / Ann Dytham (GB) MG K2KD 1100 1933 -
- Michael Jackson (IE) / Mary Jackson (GB) Talbot AV105 3000 1933 -
- Tom Callanan (IE) / Brendan O'Donoghue (IE) Lagonda M45 4500 1933 -
- Eric Kavanagh (IE) / John Kavanagh (IE) Frazer Nash TT Replica 1495 1934 -
- David Long (GB) / Daniel Marti (CH) Talbot AV105 3400 1934 -
- Andrew Boland (IE) / Ann Boland (IE) Talbot AV105 3500 1934 -
- Anthony Boland (IE) / Orla Boland (IE) Talbot AV105 3000 1934 -
- Jack Brien (GB) / Olivia Holroyd (GB) MG NA Magnette 1271 1934 -
- Simon Brien (GB) / Juanita Brien(GB) MG K3 Magnette 1400 1934 -
- Peter Gordon (GB) / Jacqueline Gordon (GB) Talbot 90 2300 1934 -
- Wilfried Schaefer (DE) / Sandra Schaefer (DE) Talbot AV105 Alpine 3300 1934 -
- Anthony James Boland (IE) / Eoin Boland (IE) Alvis Speed 20 2700 1934 -
- Rob Jeurissen (NL) / Jeanne Jeurissen (NL) Bentley Derby 3500 1934 -
- Kenneth MacEwan (GB) / Susan Godfrey (GB) Riley Kestrel 4 2443 1936 -
- Chris Abrey (GB) / Sara Banham (GB) BMW 328 1971 1936 -
- Tomasz Dzitko (PL) / Beata Siwek (PL) MG Magnette 1271 1936 -
- Diarmaid Boland (IE) / Andy Ballantyne (GB) BMW 319/55 1900 1937 -
- Robert Cook (GB) / Geoffrey Morson (GB) Chevrolet Coupe 3300 1937 -
- Jim Boland (IE) / Neil Sutton (IE) Frazer Nash-BMW 328 1971 1937 -
- Jim Gately (USA) / Tony Brooks (GB) Cadillac 60 series 5670 1937 -
- Eugene Larkin (IE) / Yvonne Larkin (IE) Bentley Derby 4250 1937 -
- Stephen Owens (GB) / Nick Bloxham (GB) Jaguar SS100 1992 1937 -
- Richard Phillipson (GB) / Catherine Phillipson (GB) Alvis Special 4300 1937 -
- Henk Post (NL) / Nicolas Post (BE) Lagonda LG45 Le Mans 4500 1937 -
- Pierre Barre (BE) / Michael Demortier (BE) Peugeot 402 B 2142 1938 -
- Keith Ashworth (GB) / Norah Ashworth (GB) Frazer Nash-BMW 328 1971 1938 -
- Gerd Büehler (DE) / Karl Schäefer (DE) BMW 328 Roadster 1957 1938 -
- Gavin Henderson (GB) / Diana Henderson (GB) Frazer Nash-BMW 328 1977 1939 -
- Austin Baird (GB) / Jonathan Dobbin (GB) MG TB 1250 1939 -
- Francis Rhatigan (IE) / Marie Rhatigan (IE) BMW 327/80 1950 1939 -
- Jeff Urbina (USA) / Chris Pike (NZ) MG TB Supercharged 1466 1939 -
- Mick de Haas (NL) / Grace de Haas (NL) HRG 1500 1500 1939 -
- Jean Steinhäuser (LU) / Anne Collard (LU) Ford Coupe 3600 1939 -
- Tony Rowe (GB) / Morgan Rowe (GB) Ford Coupe V8 3800 1939 -
- Manuel Dubs (CH) / Irene Dubs (CH) Ford Coupe 3619 1940 -
- Declan Costello (IE) / TBA MG TB 1250 1943 -
- Tim Eades (USA) / Jim McLaren (USA) MG TC 1250 1949 -
- Michael Cotter (IE) / David Gomes (GB) TBA TBA TBA -
- Clint Smith (GB) / Dawn Smith (GB) TBA TBA TBA -
- Jason Smith (GB) / Sarah Smith (GB) TBA TBA TBA -
- William Stoneham (GB) / Maximilien Gagnebin (CH) TBA TBA TBA -

Event Highlights

The fifth Vintage Shamrock will start west of Dublin on Monday 6 May 2024, an easy drive from the international air and ferry ports. After a morning of Scrutineering and other formalities we’ll set out on the first afternoon to explore the estates, private houses and roads of Counties Meath, Kildare and Cavan.

On the second day we will strike further west (and a little north) to the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, basing ourselves in the beautiful estate town of Westport, County Mayo for the next three nights. This bustling hub, designed by the renowned architect James Wyatt and overlooked by the impressive Croagh Patrick mountain, is the perfect spot for an evening’s exploration of the vast array of restaurants, pubs and lively music sessions.

During the days we will avail of the best driving roads that this part of Ireland has to offer and explore more of the private estates and exclusive grounds that are normally not available to the public.

We will head both south into the remote mountains of the Connemara National Park and north to explore the less well trodden paths of this countryside that was so beloved by the poet W B Yeats and provided inspiration for many of his works including “Lake Isle of Innisfree”. Covering Counties Galway, Sligo and Mayo, which are all new territory for the Shamrock, the route will contain some of the best scenery on the Emerald Isle.

We invite you and your cars to enjoy the unique character of the Vintage Shamrock, in the company of fellow enthusiasts of pre-war motoring.

Where and when…

Monday 6 May

Scrutineering, Signing-On & Start at the Johnstown Estate west of Dublin

Tuesday 7 May

Johnstown Estate to Knockranny House Hotel, Westport

Wednesday 8 May 

Loop out and back to Knockranny House, free evening to explore Westport

Thursday 9 May

Loop out and back to finish in Westport for the Prize-giving dinner
Eligible Cars:

Pre-war cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1945. Please check with us if you are not sure if your car is eligible.

Competition:

There will be a number of Regularity sections each day on twisty but quiet minor roads. There will also be a variety of Tests on private land, ranging from car parks and farm tracks to hill-climbs and purpose built motorsport venues.

Roads used:

The route will be mainly on asphalt surfaces although some tests and regularity sections may use good gravel and grass surfaces. We use minor roads to explore areas that few tourists will ever see, some of which may be bumpy, but we go out of our way to avoid rough and pot-holed roads.

Hospitality:

Four nights’ accommodation is provided as part of the entry fee, along with a group dinner on three of those evenings. Refreshments at lunch and coffee halts will also be provided in a variety of venues. On Day 2 there will be a van to assist with transporting your luggage between hotels (sensible weight restrictions will apply).

Navigation:

All of the route will be defined in detailed Road Books issued on a daily basis. Non-competitive sections and some of the Regularity Sections will be defined by Tulip diagrams. Other sections may require some basic map reading but all of the required map extracts will be provided.

Event Category:

Request an entry form

To request more information and an entry form for the Vintage Shamrock, please click on the button below and fill in the required details.

You can also contact the Rally the Globe office on +44 (0) 113 360 8961, or email directly via info@rallytheglobe.com

Highlights from Vintage Shamrock 2023

Reasons to book With Us!

Rally the Globe is a not-for-profit club that exists to support a broad family of motorsport enthusiasts who want to explore the world in historic and classic vehicles. All our club’s rallies come with highly experienced support crew and safety cover including:

Expert teams of sweep mechanics

On-call doctor or paramedic

Recommendations of experts in crew training and car preparation, shipping and insurance

Advice, encouragement and assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable team

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