May 8-21, 2022

Round-Ireland Rally for Jaguar XKs and E-types

NB: Postponed from 2020 to 2021, and now again, due to the coronavirus outbreak: 'The Craic' will now run in 2022 instead

Enjoy the Emerald Isle at its finest: warm hospitality, fine early-summer weather, quiet roads, beautiful scenery, steeped in history and legend... ‘The Craic’ will start and finish in Dublin, with discounted ferries from Britain for those who need them. We’ll stay in truly magnificent hotels including Lough Eske Castle, and with at least two nights in most so those who want a relaxed tour can relax, while those who want action can enjoy extra driving and tests on circuits, and those who want history and culture can take in all the castles, dolmens, monasteries, museums and so much more that Ireland has to offer. All backed up by a well-equipped service crew, carrying XK and E-type parts from SNG Barratt.

    This event will be both Tour and Rally –  for those who like an element of competition, a detailed Road Atlas will be provided with route instructions for you to plot your own route, while for those who do not enjoy navigation, for a small extra fee, each day’s route will be supplied direct to your smartphone’s Google Maps app, with all the waypoints pre-programmed for you to follow (you will still receive the maps and route instructions as back-up and can opt to do some days competitively and some touring as you go along).

Contact us now for the detailed Brochure, Regulations and Entry Form!

Provisional Timetable: This is subject to amendment. 

The Burren dolmen

Sunday May 8: Arrival & Signing On, Dublin:
explore Dublin from one of its finest hotels; Welcome Dinner


Mon May 9: Dublin to Wexford:
Wicklow mountains and coast, 6C monastery, ancient hillfort, great coastal hotel
Tues May 10: Wexford to Wexford:
Kilkenny (shopping), Jerpoint Abbey, Brownshill Dolmen, beautiful Waterford


Weds May 11: Wexford to Killarney:
Lismore, Cork, Buttevant Friary, Mallow Castle, Drombeg, Glengarriff

Dunloe, Killarney

Thurs May 12: Killarney to Killarney:
Killarney Park Hotel, explore town/shop/relax or Ring of Kerry, islands, Tralee


Fri May 13: Killarney to Galway:
Rattoo Tower, Carrigafoyle, Lislaughtin Abbey, Limerick, The Burren, and more
Sat May 14: Galway to Galway:
Multi-award-winning hotel The Twelve, enjoy and/or shop and explore Galway
Sun May 15: Galway to Galway:
Tour the beautiful Connemara National Park, castles, Clifden spires, wild ponies

Rathgall stone fort

Mon May 16: Galway to Donegal:
Achill Island, Rathfran stone circles, Moyne Abbey, Classiebawn, Lough Eske castle
Tues May 17: Donegal to Donegal:
Stunning Castle hotel, enjoy Donegal (shops, castle), Glencolmcille, Glengesh Pass

Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Weds May 18: Donegal to Belfast:
Fort Dunree, Londonderry, Giant’s Causeway, Ossian’s Grave, Carrickfergus 
Thurs May 19: Belfast to Belfast:
Explore Belfast from the superb Merchant Hotel; Titanic and Ulster Folk Museums

Merchant Hotel Belfast

Fri May 20: Belfast to Dublin:
Ards Peninsula, Kirkistown race circuit, Dundalk, Drogheda, Prizegiving Dinner
Sat May 21: Dublin to...:
Stay on (at own cost) to enjoy the many delights of Dublin, or head home after breakfast. 

For the detailed Brochure, Regulations and Entry Form, Contact us now!

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