Joule Donegal International Rally 2017

The JOULE Donegal International Rally (16-18 June 2017) is one the toughest rally challenges there is for drivers and teams. Three days of over 300km of bumpy, twisting, lightning fast, narrow tarmac – from the fabled Knockalla coast road, to the lush green farm lands of Carnhill, to the wide open bog land landscape of Glen, Donegal has it all.

The rally takes place over three days and will be followed by over 70,000 spectators with close to 200,000 viewers on TV and online.

It’s a sporting event that engages locally, nationally and internationally.

Being the only three day tarmac rally in Ireland and the UK, the JOULE Donegal International Rally draws the best drivers and cars from home and abroad every June.

The JOULE Donegal International Rally is made up of 20 special stages and the rules are very simple – the fastest driver and navigator win. The times from all the special stages, which vary in character and length, are combined and the competing pair with the fastest time wins – just like that.

The JOULE Donegal International Rally Ireland is naturally, the headline event. But the international is only a fraction of the Donegal rally. There are three sub-groups under the Donegal umbrella too, the national rally, the historic rally and the junior rally. In these categories you will have the opportunity to view all sorts of rally cars in one of rallying’s most exciting environments. From modified Mark 2 Ford Escort’s, to historic Porsche 911’s, there’s something for everyone in Donegal.

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Slieve League Cliffs From Above

Slieve League Cliffs (Sliabh Liag), situated on the south west coast of Donegal, are said to be among the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe.

Donegal County Museum

Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845.

Moville Pier Inishowen

The pier and shorefront area in the seaside village of Moville, Inishowen. Once used as an emigration point, now popular with fishermen and the local rowing club.

Buliban Cottage Malin Head

Buliban Cottage is situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2 kilometers from Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal.

Castle Adventure Open Farm

Castle Adventure Open Farm is situated 3 miles from Ballyshannon on the Rossnowlagh road, in the picturesque townland of Wardtown.

A Love Letter to Donegal

‘Atlantic Roar’ is a short film shot entirely on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal – using an entirely local crew. It is a film describing the little things that we would miss about living in Ireland

The Fintown Railway

The Fintown Donegal Railway is the only operational railway in Co. Donegal and is amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn.

Moville Inishowen Donegal

Moville is located on the banks of Lough Foyle and is only a 30 min drive from the historic city of Derry. One of Donegal’s heritage towns, Moville takes it’s name from the Irish Maghbile, which means “Plain of the Ancient Tree” and refers to the site of an ancient monastery.

Chasing the Northern Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights off the north coast of Ireland has become a pursuit of passion for Donegal’s photographic community.

Moville to Greencastle Shore Path

This 3km long path skirts the shores of Lough Foyle between the popular seaside resort of Moville and the fishing village of Greencastle….