2022 Event is Now Closed For Bookings
Thanks to Our Main Sponsors Laser Tech Ireland
We Look Forward To Seeing You All In 2022
Open to cars 30 years old or over only
Special Offer From Irish Ferries
3rd June – 7th June 2021
[5 days / 4 nights]
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Run is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials
registered prior to 1992. Entry is at the committee’s discretion and all events are non-competitive.
The Run – A 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 the motoring pioneers
taking time to enjoy many of Ireland’s best-loved visitor attractions and breathtaking scenery along this historic car
race route that roared across the 166km (104 mile) route.
Day 1- Friday, June 3rd
Civic reception from 4pm (venue to be decided)
Day 2- Saturday, June 4th
Depart from Treacy’s, The Heath, Portlaoise at 11:00 for
the heritage run to Kilkenny city. Evening dinner on your
return (venue to be decided).
Day 3- Sunday, June 5th
Gordon Bennett Route, and a celebration of this great
We want to see you in ‘tweed’ today or in costume
matching the period of your car…. it is not full fancy
dress; a hat or scarf will suffice. But if you want to go
the whole way please don’t let us stop you. This is also
the evening for the Gala Dinner to be held at The
Midlands Park Hotel in the heart of Portlaoise.
Day 4- Monday, June 6th
Depart from Treacy’s, 11:00 for the heritage run to
Monasterevin. Evening BBQ and craft fair on your return
For entry booking, dinner fees and further information check online:
Book online only at: www.gordonbennettclassic.ie
Phone: + 353 (0) 86 262 5999
+ 353 (0) 87 988 5204
Car Entry Fee – €75 per car including 1 x Driver’s dinner for Saturday 5th June 2021.
Saturday Night 4th June 2021 additional dinner €15 each.
Sunday 6th June 2021 Gala Dinner will be at The Midlands Park Hotel at 7.30pm €40 each.
Monday 7th June 2020 BBQ €15 each
After sadly missing The Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run in 2020 & 2021, next years will be even more popular than
ever and getting there with your car is made easier with the accommodation and ferry package from Irish Ferries.
Sail from Holyhead to Dublin on the Irish Ferries’ Ulysses, the largest car ferry in the world, or opt for their fast-ferry,
Alternatively sail from Pembroke to Rosslare on the Isle of Inishmore.
Sailing Times: Ulysses – Cruise Ferry departs Holyhead daily at 02:40 hrs & 14:10 hrs and Dublin at 08:05 hrs & 20:55
hrs [crossing time 3hrs 15 mins] with the Dublin Swift leaving Holyhead at 10:40 hrs & 16:45 hrs and Dublin at 07:30
hrs and 13:50 hrs [crossing time 2hrs 15mins]. Isle of Inishmore Cruise Ferry departs Pembroke at 02:45hrs and
14:45hrs and Rosslare 08:45hrs & 20:45hrs [crossing time 4hrs].
Ferry Supplements per car per single journey: Cruise ferry Saturday £23. Dublin Swift Sunday to Friday £37 and Saturday £55.
Prices below includes 4 nights ensuite accommodation sharing twin/double room with Irish breakfast and return car
cruise ferry crossing. Entry Fee for the Car Run, Gala Dinner and any additional meals are paid direct to the organisers
of the event.
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
This popular friendly Inn is located just 15 minutes from
Portlaoise and 85 minutes from Dublin city.
Car + 4 adults £261 each
Car + 2 adults £314 each
Car + 1 adult £548 [for single room]
Extra nights: Twin/Double share £52 each per night
Single room: £84 per night
The Killeshin Hotel
The hotel is 4 Star with secure parking and leisure centre
Car + 4 adults £329 each
Car + 2 adults £382 each
Car + 1 adult £592 [for single room]
Extra nights: Twin/Double share £69 each per night
Single room: £95 per night. Executive room supplement: £11
per room per night.
For bookings and enquiries please contact Irish Ferries Holidays
Call 03717 300 400
Office open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Secure your booking with a £100 deposit.
Subject to Terms & Conditions and Irish Ferries Holidays are bonded with ABTA Membership Number Y6089
Irish Ferries Holidays, The Plaza, Suite D – 4
th Floor, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool. L3 9QJ
This fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base. Also covering other Counties including Carlow and Kildare, all three of which were chosen for the original 1903 race. This historic route offers visitors many interesting and scenic locations in the region, while celebrating and discovering ” The Race that saved Motor Sport”. See Full Schedule >>>
To enter your vehicle in the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Run click the yellow button above and fill in the your details in the box provided then click “Add to Basket”. Your booking will be added to the cart. Each vehicle entered must complete an individual entry form. Proceed to purchase the optional Gala Dinner tickets,additional driver and BBQ tickets which will be added to your basket. Enter Your Car here >>
If you wish to meet the other participants in a relaxed casual evening location, you may make a booking for the Gala Dinner in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on Sunday 5th June from 7pm.. Select options on the entry form box for “Gala Tickets” and click “Add to Basket”. Your booking will be added to the cart. This will also be added to your basket and you can proceed to payment.