Irish Photo Rally
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.
Deadline: This year's photo rally was launched on the 4th of February 2017 and the deadline is midnight on the 8th of November 2017.
The list of points for 2017 can be found on the map page, along with a GPX file of the points.
It has been brought to my attention that some participants have been opening the gate and riding their bikes into private property at the abandoned house in Clare and the land owner is understandably displeased.
I'd like to ask all participants again to show some courtesy and common sense when visiting a photo point. There are no bonus points for riding your bike as close as possible to the photo point, so please don't ride into/onto/under/over/through/around the photo point if doing so may damage it (e.g wet grass) or if it's on private ground. Any photo point on private property is intended to be photographed from the road.
Please bear in mind that while it may not be harmful to bring one motorcycle that close to the photo point, if 300-400 others do the same during the high season (mid summer), it can cause significant damage and/or inconvenience.
Please cause as little inconvenience as possible for the locals and be considerate when parking your motorcycle (i.e don't block roads or gateways).
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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.
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.
One photo taken from the album of each entrant. A record number of entrants makes this an epic feature.
Certificates are awarded for the best photograph, best presentation, worst presentation, oldest bike and anything else the judges deem worthy or unworthy.
A photograph from every portfolio entered for the 2013 rally will be displayed here once they are presented at the awards dinner tonight.
2012 Rally award winners. The photos are taken from the awards dinner presentation held in the Glasson on Feb 2nd, 2012.
Entrants to the 2012 Rally.
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.
A photograph from every portfolio entered for the 2011 rally.