About

Connacht Motor Club is committed to the promotion of Motorsport in the North West region covering counties Sligo and Leitrim and is affiliated to Motorsport Ireland.

The Club actively supports the joint RSA / Motorsport Ireland "Keep the Race in its Place Safety Campaign" and also, the FIA "Action for Road Safety" Global Campaign. 

The Club has 100 or more members each year & the current membership fee is €25 per year. Club meetings are held in the Sligo Park Hotel, normally on the 2nd Monday of the month at 9.30 pm but some exceptions apply - members are updated by text message in advance of meetings. The meetings schedule is also published on this website.

The Club calendar generally includes Autocross / Multi-Venue Autotest / Stages Rally / Hewison Autotest.

Club Members can get experience in varying roles including marshalling, communications or timekeeping. Senior roles such as Stage Leader(s), Asst/Deputy COC and COC roles are generally filled by club members who have gained varied experience assisting at a no. of events.

Club members are encouraged to assist at club events & also, to travel to other events in the motorsport calendar to provide support to neighbouring Clubs - these include the Mayo Stages Rally, Midland Stages, Monaghan Stages, Cavan Stages, Donegal International Rally, Galway Summer Rally, Clare Stages and the Donegal Harvest Rally. The club then gets support from those clubs to assist with the running of our Stages Rally in July.

Senior Club members are involved with the sport at a National level - these include :-

  • Joe Corcoran - President of Motorsport Ireland (MI)
  • Robert Lyttle - Rallies Committee 
  • Rosemary Walsh - MOTEV Group

The club assists at other local events from time-to-time & these include the popular Warriors Run in August which is a challenging road & hill race from Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea and back to Strandhill.

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