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The Birr Multi Venue Autotest - 22 June 18

The Birr Multi Venue Autotest Date is being changed to the approved date of Sunday 22nd July.

The event will be based in Donaghmore Workhouse & Agricultural Museum, Donaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois. Sean Keown is once again Clerk of the Course.

Regs and more info available here.

50th Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt

The 50th Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt is being held on 6th August 2018.

Grass Autocross - 26th August 2018

The Birr Grass Autocross is being rescheduled for 26th August 2018.


Dates for Club Events for 2018 are now available here.

Birr Multi Venue Autotest 2018

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Regs/Entry Form


Entry (pdf)

Entry (word)

Entries Received 16-07-2018

Ben Kellett Aoife Ryan
Stephen Kellett Conor Clarke
James Mansfield Robert Gloster
Colin Sheridan Whitby Moynan
Eoin Longworth Piers MacFheorais
Declan Donohoe Frank Lenehan
Patrick O'Leary John McAssey
Darren Delaney Keith Shaw
Brian Duggan David Forde
Kieran Garahy
Ciaran Garahy
John Nolan


The Birr Multi Venue Autotest will take place on the confirmed, changed date of 22th July 2018

The event will be based from Donaghmore Workhouse & Agricultural Museum, Donaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois, 4 Miles from Borris in Ossory - M7 Junction 21 on R435 Rathdowney Road.


The event will consist of driving tests at 2 different locations. All drivers with cars who do not comply with the Road Traffic Act MUST TRAILER the Car between the 2 Test Venues and so no IRDS will be required for the event.

Tests will be designed for Normal Production, Navigation Trial & Retro type Cars. 2WD Cars Only.

Navigators are NOT required, but Passengers can be carried (Over 16 years) and don't need a competition licence (CPA €5 Extra or €3 if passenger is aged 16 or 17).

H.Q:Donaghmore Workhouse & Agricultural Museum, Donaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois.

Sign on: 8:30 am
Briefing: 9.45 am
Start Time: 10:00 am


Clerk of the Course: Sean Keown
Event Secretary: Sean Henehan
Deputy Clerk of the Course: Bill Ryan
Results Officer: John Fogarty
MI Steward: Tim Faulkner
BADMC Steward: Oliver Stanley

5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship 2018Updated 2018-06-23

Autocross Image courtesy of Pablo Photography

Championship Points

Points after Round 2 of the 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship.

Round 3 is being hosted by Skibbereen & District Car Club on Sunday 8th July in Leap, Skibbereen, Co Cork.

Accomodation available, please see here

after Round 2


2 Day AutoTest Results - 21st/22nd April 2018

Here are the results from the fantastic, well organised 2 Day Autotest that took place in Campion Concrete over the weekend.
Well done to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and competitors and anyone else who helped over the 2 days to make the event such a success.


Results (Sat)
Results (Sun)

2 Day AutoTest Weekend - *21st/22nd* April 2018

Regs/Entry Form


Entry (doc)

Entries Received as of 18th April 2018

John Nolan Darren Delaney Alan Maher
Aoife Ryan Mark Shanahan Kevin Maher
Piers McFheorais Neil Foyle Robbie Ingram
Kieran Garahy James Mansfield Paddy Delaney
Eoin Longworth Luke O'Neill Declan Burke
Patrick O'Leary Finbarr O'Neill Liam Cashman
Stefan Walsh Frank Dwyer Dearbhaile Garahy
Brian Duggan Conal O'Neill Kevin Dempsey
David Forde Owen Murray Karl Grehan
David Campion Martin Nugent Robert Gloster
Colin Sheridan Whitby Moynan Robbie Nevin
Lar Hogan Zara Moynan

Entries are still available. Contact Eoin Longworth (086) 8179297.


Why not join us in Campion Concrete, Kilcotton, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois (close to M7/M8) for our fun filled Autotest Weekend on the new date of 21st/22nd April 2018. Tests are Simple, easy to remember and will be suitable for Multi Venue, Endurance, Retro and Road Cars. Tests will be on mixed surfaces.

  • Plenty of spaces left.
  • Venue: Campion Concrete, Borris in Ossory (Close to M7/M8)
  • Great weekends driving and fun assured.
  • One Event licences available (€25).
  • Simple Open Tests on Mixed Surfaces (Loose & Sealed) = Maximum Enjoyment.
  • Suitable for Road, Multi Venue & Endurance Cars.
  • Entry Fee €40 per day.
  • Gourmet Catering on Site - 5 Star Catering.

  • Annual Birr Motor Club Social Night will be held on Saturday Night 21st April in Sheerans Bar Coolrain where Lar Hogan will be our splendid host as always.
  • Accommodation is available nearby, contact Eoin Longworth for details.

Further details from Eoin Longworth (086) 8179297 or Bill Ryan.

Clerk of the Course: Bill Ryan

Saturday Sign-on: 2.45pm with Start @4.00pm
Sunday Sign-on: 10.30am with Start @11.30am

Birr Grass AutoCross

Regs/Entry Form/Results

Regs/Entry (word)

Regs/Entry (pdf)


Postponed due to Weather. More details to follow soon.

Gordon Percy indeed a well known competitor is COC for the Autocross and promises an excellent smooth challenging course.

Scrutiny: 8.30am
Drivers Briefing: 10.15am
Practice: 10:30am
Timed Runs: 11:00am
Clerk of the Course: Gordon Percy

Support Irish Motorsport Stickers

Just an update on the Support Irish Motorsport Stickers Sales. Stickers are priced at €20 and all proceeds are going towards Insurance Cover for 2017 & beyond.

With this in mind I would urge all members of the Birr & District Motor and their friends to purchase these stickers. Motorsport in Ireland is going through a though period at the moment so lets put our shoulder to the wheel to assist with this worth while venture.

Stickers Sales Outlets:

  • RAE Auto Factors - Dublin Rd, Roscrea.
  • RAE Auto Factors - Main St, Templemore.
  • Mike Garahy Tractor Sales - Miletree, Birr, Co Offaly.
  • Midland Tyre Services - Borris in Ossory, Co Laois.
  • Oliver Stanley Motors - Cork Road, Durrow, Co Laois.
  • Or Alternatively contact 086 8179297 or 087 0666663.

Club Merchandise for Sale

Birr Motor Club are pleased to offer Club Merchandise for sale.

The following are on offer:

  • Hat - €8 each
  • Polo Shirt - €15 each
  • Hat & Polo Shirt Combo - €20 each

Postage & Packaging Extra.

Contact Ger Conroy on 086 2538164 for more details and to place your order.

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