Irish Photo Rally
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Irish Photo Rally is an annual motorcycling event that takes place all over Ireland. Participants take photographs of their motorcycle at a number of predetermined objects. Certificates are awarded by the judges for everything they deem worthy of praise or ridicule. For more information, see the "About The Rally" page.


Irish Photo Rally Awards 2018

The list of points for 2019 will be announced on February 2nd 2019, at the end of the awards presentation evening. The awards night will be in the Hodson Bay Hotel, about 5km north of Athlone; just off the Roscommon road. Saturday Night B&B including the Banquet Dinner will cost €95 per person sharing (twin or double room). For those staying on Friday night, the rate is €55pps B&B. Tickets for the meal only will cost €37 per person and tickets will have to be bought in advance from the hotel. There is a limited number of rooms available and will be on a first-come-first-served basis. You may book your room by contacting the Hodson Bay Hotel on +353906442000 or at reservations@hodsonbayhotel.com and quoting Irish Photo Rally. Rooms will sell out quickly, so early booking is recommended.

The list of points for 2019 (and a GPX file) will be available from the map page from midnight on the 2nd/3rd of February.


BMW Club Ulster Section Photo Rally

The BMW Club Ulster Section run a photo rally each year which coincides with the Irish Photo Rally. It consists of nine photo points - the six Ulster points for the Irish Photo Rally, plus three additional ones. We recommend that you visit the three extra points while in Ulster for the Irish Photo Rally points. Details of the BMW Club Ulster Section Photo Rally can be found here.



Online Application System:

As of the 4th of February 2017, the Irish Photo Rally has migrated to an online application system. Participants must now register their entry online and upload their photos before submitting their paper album. Paper albums are no longer compulsory, giving participants the option to participate in a digital-only format. For more details, go to the Submit Entry page.



Award Presentations:

2016 Awards


2015 Awards


2014 Award Winners


2014 Entrants

One photo taken from the album of each entrant. A record number of entrants makes this an epic feature.


2013 Award Winners

Certificates are awarded for the best photograph, best presentation, worst presentation, oldest bike and anything else the judges deem worthy or unworthy.


2013 Entrants

A photograph from every portfolio entered for the 2013 rally will be displayed here once they are presented at the awards dinner tonight.


2012 Award Winners

2012 Rally award winners. The photos are taken from the awards dinner presentation held in the Glasson on Feb 2nd, 2012.


2012 Entrants

Entrants to the 2012 Rally.


2011 Awards

From the 2011 awards night, held at the Glasson Hotel on Feb 4th, 2011.

Certificates were awarded for the best photograph, best presentation, worst presentation and anything else deemed worthy in the eyes of the judges.


2011 Entrants

A photograph from every portfolio entered for the 2011 rally.




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