The Route

Route Map

gordonA journey through Counties Carlow, Kildare and Laois

Let the Gordon Bennett Route take you on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside and into the picturesque towns and villages of counties Kildare, Carlow and Laois in the heart of Ireland. While the famous Gordon Bennett route was raced by the world’s greatest daredevils at record-breaking speeds in 1903, we suggest you set yourself a much easier pace. Relax, get your motor running and follow gently in the footsteps of our motoring pioneers taking time to enjoy many of Ireland’s best-loved visitor attractions and breathtaking scenery along the way.

Identifiable road signs make the Gordon Bennett Route an easy to follow tour through one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland offering a unique insight into the lives, atmosphere and sheer adrenalin behind the historic car race that roared across this 166km (104 mile) route. There is plenty to see and the Gordon Bennett Route for all the family, for motoring enthusiasts and for motor club members alike. This guide brings you specialist reports, fun facts and in-depth analysis of one of the world’s greatest sporting events ever.

Click on the second map for GPS co-ordinate’s to the event base at Treacy’s the Heath Portlaoise

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Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club | Carzone | Classic Car Sales | Discover Ireland | DoneDeal | International Gordon Bennett|Irish Vintage Scene|Laois Tourism |London to Brighton Run | National Classic Car Show | NEC Classic