Rally of the Lakes 2024

Rally of the Lakes 2024

Rally car with a backdrop of the Killarney Mountains

The Rally of the Lakes is back this May Bank Holiday weekend!  Once again Killarney transforms into a hub of excitement and adrenaline as rally drivers and fans gather for one of Ireland’s most prestigious motorsport events. The Rally of the Lakes is a spectacle like no other, combining the raw power of rally cars with the beautiful South Kerry backdrop.

Three Day Event

For enthusiasts and spectators alike, the Rally of the Lakes offers an unforgettable experience. The event spans over three days, during which participants tackle challenging stages that wind their way through the surrounding countryside. From tight hairpin bends to fast straights, each stage presents its own set of challenges, testing the skill and bravery of the drivers to the limit.

Moll’s Gap

The Rally is not just about the competition, it is also a celebration of camaraderie and community spirit. The atmosphere in Killarney over the weekend is electric, with locals and visitors coming together to revel in the excitement.  Spectators line the route, cheering on the drivers as they race past which adds to the vibe.  One of the highlights is undoubtedly the Moll’s Gap stage, a legendary stretch of road that offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.  As the cars thunder through this iconic section of the rally, it’s hard not to be swept away by the sheer spectacle of it all.


Dating back to the 1970s, the event has a rich history that is deeply intertwined with the local community. Over the years, it has grown from humble beginnings into a world-class competition that attracts visitors from far and wide.  For those lucky enough to attend, the Rally of the Lakes is an experience that stays with them long after the engines have fallen silent.  Whether you’re a die-hard rally fan or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the Irish countryside, this event offers something truly special.

So if you ever find yourself in Killarney over the Bank Holiday weekend, do yourself a favour and experience the thrill of the Rally of the Lakes. You won’t be disappointed!

Credit: Thanks to Konrad Paprocki for the stunning photo

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