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Loose Surface Autocross

Unfortunately we have to postpone our planned Autocross that was meant to take place on Sunday 20th November, on safety grounds. There is water on the track and with rain expected we are unsure what it would be like!

We hope to run it before the end of the year and will keep you all posted!


Dates for Club Events for 2022 are now available here.

Club AGM

The Club AGM and will take place in the Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea on Wednesday 7th December 2022 @ 7:30pm.

We will have a quick club meeting beforehand to discuss Autocross and the upcoming Autotest and AOB, then we will have our AGM, this will be followed by tea and a catch up

Notice for

Birr Loose Surface Autocross - Postponed 20th November 2022

Autocross Image courtesy of Sheals Photography

Regs/Entry Form

Entry (pdf)

Entry (word)


The Birr Loose Surface Autocross will be held on Sunday 20th November 2022. The Venue will be Dolan’s Sandpit, Coolrain, Co. Laois, R32 A29W.

Date: Postponed Sunday 20th November 2022.
Venue: Dolan’s Sandpit, Coolrain, Co. Laois, R32 A29W
15 minutes from M7 Junction 21 – will be signposted from Pike of Rushall.

Scrutiny: 8:30 AM
Drivers Briefing: 9:45 AM
Practice: 10:00 AM
1st Timed Run: 10:30 AM

Clerk of Course: Pat Gubbins

Birr Endurance Trial - Sun 2nd October 2022

Regs/Entry Form

Regs (pdf)

Seeded Entry list

Results from
(Angus Sealy)

Press Release 1

Final Instructions 1

Thank You From
the Clerk


The Birr & District Motor Club Endurance Trial is taking place on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

H.Q for the Endurance Trial is Garahy's Garage, Fortal, Birr, Co Offaly. Scrutiny/Documentation is from 7:30am with Start @10.00am and the first car finishes around 5:30pm.

HQ: Garahys Truck Garage, Birr.
Sign on: 07:30 to 9.15am
Drivers Briefing 09:30
Start Time: 10.00
Finish Time: 17:30 Approx First Car Finishes.
Prize giving: 18:15

Clerk of the Course is Tristan Horan.

National Loose Surface Autocross Championship 2022

Autocross Image courtesy of Pablo Photography

Championship Points

Points after round 7 of the National Loose Surface Autocross Championship.

after Round 7

Birr Grass Surface Autocross 2022

Birr Autocross Poster

Regs/Entry (pdf)
Final Instructions
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Final Instructions
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Results Overall

Results Class

Tom O’Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt - Results



Full results attached for Vintage Week Treasure Hunt.

Monday evening last in the County Arms Hotel Birr was the base for the annual Vintage Week Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt organised by the Birr & District Motor Club.

78 Cars took part on a route through Crinkle, Kilcolman, Cree, Castletown, Fortal, Miletree and finishing at Syngefield. Clues were entertaining & challenging. Jason Bracken from Castletown emerged a popular winner on 620 Marks, Runner Up went to Edward Richardson on 615 Marks, 3rd Overall was Derval Scully on 610 Marks, 4th place on 570 Marks went to Carmel Bergin and finishing up in 5th place was Niall Sullivan finishing on 565 points. The maximum score was 640 points.

The Birr & District Motor would to thank the residents along the route for there patience and understanding along with Eithne Garahy, Teresa Moore, Michael Parkinson, Eoin Longworth, Gerry McLoughlin, Kieran & Una O'Brien, Pat & Noelle Horan, Stephen Carway and Declan Burke for their assistance.

The Birr & District Motor Club Car Treasure Hunt has been part of the Birr Vintage & Arts Festival since its inception in 1968.

by Eoin Longworth

Multi Venue Autotest 3rd July 2022

Regs/Entry Form

Amended Regs

Entry (pdf)

Entry (word)

Test Diagrams



The Birr Multi Venue Autotest will take place on the 3rd July 2022 in Garahys Garrage, Birr

  • The venue is Garahys Garage in Birr.
  • 12 tests, and good fun guaranteed!
  • Entry fee €50
  • One day licence available
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Suitable for road-going cars

A new dimension to this years event is that this is 3 Tests on Smooth Concrete for Autotest Cars. The MVAT Cars will do an additional test on Mixed Surface.

This in Turn will lead to the having Two Seperate Overall Awards for Autotest Cars and MVAT Cars.

Tests will be fair and challenging.

AutoTest Weekend - 11th/12th June 2022

Regs/Entry Form


Entry (pdf)

Entry (doc)

Results Overall Saturday

Results Overall Sunday


Why not join us in Road Master, Johnstown for our fun filled Autotest Weekend on the 11th/12th June 2022 . Tests will be Simple, easy to remember and will be suitable for Multi Venue, Endurance, Retro and Road Cars. Tests will be on sealed surfaces. This year, Sunday will also be a round of the Partsworld Munster Autotest Championship.

  • Venue: Road Master, Johnstown, Urlingford, E41 TD40 (near M8, Junction 4)
  • Great weekends driving and fun assured.
  • Sunday is Round of the Partsworld Munster Autotest Championship.
  • Suitable for Road, Multi Venue & Endurance Cars.
  • 2 Overall awards per Day, 1 for classes A-E, 1 for class F-F1

  • Accommodation is available nearby, contact Eoin Longworth (086 8179297) for details.

Clerk of the Course: Ger Conroy (Sat) /Tristan Horan (Sun)

Saturday Sign-on: 2.30pm with Start @4.15pm
Sunday Sign-on: 10.30am with Start @11.30am

Pat Horan Motors Camper Centre of Ireland Birr Stages Rally - 3rd April 2022

Seeded Entries
as of 31st March 11:30pm
Time & Distance
Press Release 1
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Press Release 2
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Press Release 3
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Birr Stages Rally 2022 Flyer


Get rid of the Winter Blues and get the Rally Car out of the Garage for for the forthcoming Birr Tarmac Stages Rally on Sunday 3rd April.

Please note:

  • No Rally Cars, Trailers, Service Vans or Trucks to be parked in Garahys Garage all day Saturday.
  • A supervised Rally Car & Trailer Park will be located in Garahy Tractors. All Off Unloading of Rally Cars will be done in Garahy Tractors. Follow Marshalls Instructions.

Key Places

Key Places

Garahys Garrage (R42 N277)
  • HQ
  • Park Ferme
  • Recce Sign on
  • Mechanical Sign on
  • Documentation
  • Drivers Briefing
  • Results
  • Prizegiving
Garahys Tractor Spares (R42 DP60)
  • Trailer Park
Grennans of Rath (R42 YA49)
  • Service Area

Club Merchandise for Sale

Birr Motor Club are pleased to offer Club Merchandise for sale.

The following are on offer:

  • Hat - €8 each
  • Polo Shirt - €15 each
  • Hat & Polo Shirt Combo - €20 each

Postage & Packaging Extra.

Contact Ger Conroy on 086 2538164 for more details and to place your order.

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