Joule Donegal International Rally 2018

The JOULE Donegal International Rally (15-17 June 2018) 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.

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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.

Looking for rally accommodation?

Leenan Fort Inishowen

An exploration of an abandoned British military base at Lenan Fort, guarding the mouth of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula, Donegal, Ireland.

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.

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

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.

Brookside Traditional Cottage

Brookeside Cottage is a one bedroom holiday home located in a tranquil rural setting just 2km from the centre of Carndonagh, Inishowen.

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….

Castle Adventure Open Farm

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

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.

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.

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity

During late 2014, Chris Hadfield visited Inishowen and Malin Head to experience Donegal’s section of the Wild Atlantic Way and the recent death of David Bowie brought this visit back to mind.