Galway International Rally returns with new headquarters

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Galway Daily sports Galway International Rally returns with new headquarters

The much loved Galway International Rally will be back roaring the county this weekend, marking more than 50 years of racing.

Galway’s famed Connacht Hotel is delighted to be serving as the official headquarters of the world renowned race event this weekend.

The international rally was the first major motorsport event to take place annually in Ireland, starting in 1971 and now in its 51st year.

Over the years the event has attracted entrants from England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, the former Czechoslovakia, France, America, Gambia, Belgium, Arabia, Norway and Finland.

This year the rally is reverting to a two day event, based out of the Connacht Hotel this Saturday and Sunday, February 5 & 6.

The action for the 15-stage,two-day event is centred on the town of Loughrea with short road sections between the stages.

It will as usual be the opening round of next seasons Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, and the second round of the Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship.

The Connacht Hotel will also be taking part in the excitement, having sponsored a car alongside An Pucan & Corrib Oil.

sponsored by the Connacht Hospitality Group