About - Rally School Ireland

About Rally School Ireland

Aerial / Drone shot of the Rally School Ireland Track

Rally School Ireland is a dream made real by two brothers and a very business savvy woman, these being Veronica, David and Malachy Smyth.

Like all successes, this realisation began with a passion for motorsport and for quality, with years of experience and planning thrown in.

Motorsport is David’s passion turned business. Malachy worked with World leaders in motorsport Subaru/Prodrive, alongside Colin McRae and Richard Burns.

Creating an experience that excites both the enthusiast and professional alike, RSI was opened by the top rally drivers of the time, Bertie fisher, Andrew Nesbitt, and Niall Maguire.

Improving all the time, a relaunch with Mikko Hirvonen, Subaru World Rally Driver, in 2004, was followed by annual upgrades in both cars and facilities, making the Rally Driving Experience the best in Ireland… The secret sauce, undiminished enthusiasm, interest and passion for Motorsports and for people, a powerful combination that goes way beyond business.

A selection of famous Motorsports stars having a Rally Driving Experience include:

  • Mark Higgins – 2002
  • Cris Meeke – 2003
  • Colin McCrea – 2004
  • Mikko Hirvonen – 2004
  • Colin Turkington – British Touring Car Champion – 2005
  • Petter & Oliver Solberg – 2009
  • Nicholas, Laurence & Stephen Roche – 2013
  • Craig Breen – 2017
  • Dublin GAA Team – 2018
  • Michael Fassbender – 2019
  • Matt Griffin – Ferrari & Lemans – 2022
  • Lorcan Hanafin – Porsche Super Cup – 2022
  • Andrew Morrow – Ferrari Challenge – annually 2009 to 2022

Non Motorsport celebrities include:

  • Graeme McDowell – 2009
  • Daniella Moyles – 2010
  • Nikki Hayes – 2011
  • Phil Coulter – 2012
  • Charlotte Crosby – Geordie Shore 2012
  • Jack Reynor – 2016
  • Jack McGrath, Rob Sweeney & Paul O’Connell – 2015
  • Danny & Jamie O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys – 2020
  • Tommy Bowe – 2021

Things to do in Monaghan

  • Hillgrove Hotel

    Hillgrove Hotel

    Looking for a place to stay? The Hillgrove Hotel & Spa offer a 4* accommodation service. Plan your stay in the Hillgrove Hotel & Spa after an adrenaline filled day on track!

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  • Rossmore Golf Club

    Rossmore Golf Club

    Rossmore Golf Club is open all year round and visitors are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes. Test out your golf skills on their 18-hole golf course.

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  • Castle Leslie Estate

    Castle Leslie Estate

    This beautiful Irish estate has a variety of accommodation, dining options and a range of on and off-site activities. View their beautiful grounds and what they have to offer.

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    Ireland’s Ancient East

    Ireland’s Ancient East, where history meets modern life. Enjoy all what Ireland Ancient East has to offer from food, historic journeys to hiking the beautiful scenery.

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  • Carrickmacross Lace

    Carrickmacross Lace

    The internationally renowned Carrickmacross Lace was first established in the 1820’s by a Mrs Grey Porter, wife of the Rector of Donaghmoyne. This cottage industry has since flourished and one of its recent great achievements was being featured on the late Princess Diana’s wedding dress. At the Lace Gallery one can view and buy this famous Carrickmacross Lace. A demonstration can be provided on request.

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  • sliabh-beagh-way-walk-fermanagh

    Sliabh Beagh Adventures

    Sliabh Beagh Adventures provides you a way with unwind and destress. Take in the beautiful scenery and see what the countryside has to offer you. They have a wide range of activities to offers.

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Driving Experiences For Everyone

  • Most Popular Experiences

    The Winning Formula

  • Car Enthusiasts Experience

    More power

  • Motorsport Specialist

    Drive like the professionals

  • Corporate Groups

    Rally together

    A group of people standing behind a rally spec Nissan 350Z

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