Mayo Stages Rally 2018 – (Press Release)

After an exciting and competitive 2017, Mayo & District Motorsport Club are delighted to announce that the 2018 Mayo Stages Rally will return to Achill Island for what promises to be another exciting weekend of motorsport and entertainment for all the family. After the success of the 2017 event, the club can now confirm that Sunday 11th of March 2018 will be the opening round of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship in addition to the opening round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

Trevor O’Connell, last year’s Clerk of the Course is taking up the mantle once again; he has a number of new additions to his team this year and they will bring a combination of experience and local knowledge to the event and will be the driving force behind the weekend.
Feedback from last year was overwhelmingly positive, with both competitors and officials commenting on the fantastic welcome, along with the challenging stages, stunning scenery and a location which lends itself so well to the running of a rally. The groundwork put in by the organising team last year has paved the way for a bigger and more high-profile event and the 2018 Mayo Stages Rally will not fail to impress. Óstán Oileán Acla is back on board as Rally HQ and the preparations are well advanced, with more announcements to come in due course.

The event will comprise of 3 challenging stages, totaling approximately 110km. Each stage will run 3 times, with service after every 3 stages. The loop is compact, with approximately 130km of liaison road sections. Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms will be available in the coming days via

Mayo & District Motorsport Club and the local community look forward to welcoming rally crews from near and far for the weekend of the 10th – 11th March, for what promises to be an exciting event for both competitors and spectators alike.
Enquiries can be made to Deirdre Burke, Event Secretary, on 087 2380376 or by email at