Northern and Southern Ireland are a popular motorcycling destination with long, un-congested country roads, historic sites and natural scenery. Golf, fishing, horse racing and watersports are also popular pastimes throughout Ireland. Both countries have many annual events and festivals with hotel and accommodation in plentiful supply. Direct flights and ferries from mainland Europe and Britain run on a daily basis.
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North West 200
The International North West 200 is an annual event and takes place every May, on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The event is Ireland's largest outdoor sporting fixture and the motorcycle race runs between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart, and Coleraine. Crowds are usually in excess of 150,000 as well as the biggest names in the sport such as Michael Rutter, Steve Plater and John McGuinness attend the event. The route follows a path of natural scenery and passes the Giant's Causeway.
North West 200 Race Office
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Coleraine, BT52 1WW
Ulster Grand Prix
The Ulster Grand Prix takes place on the Dundrod Circuit near Belfast and within easy access of Lisburn, Belfast and Antrim. Belfast International Airport is five miles from the Dundrod circuit. Accommodation at the site is provided with a tent camping area available, located adjacent to the pits. Caravan and camping areas includes free electricity. The Ulster Grand Prix has run since the first event in 1922, which was organised by the Ulster Motorcycle Club. An event hospitality package is available and includes designated car parking, tea, coffee and scones on arrival, hot and cold buffet lunch, race viewing on a raised veranda and marquee, indoor live plasma screens, bar facilities and a race program.
Clerk of the Course
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Ireland Bike Fest
The Ireland Bike Fest is an annual event held in Killarney, County Kerry, Southern Ireland. The event site is located one and a half kilometres from Killarney Town centre. Crowds in excess of 4,000 bikers from around the world attend the event, which is supported by Harley-Davidson Europe. The free festival is for motorcycle owners, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in bikes and no registration is required to attend. Live bands and exhibits provide entertainment. Accommodation packages are available and include a limited edition Ireland Bike Fest T-shirt and Pin with lodgings at The Gleneagle Hotel, The Brehon Hotel or The River Apartments.
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