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42nd West Cork Rally 2020

13th - 15th March, 2020

Ferry & Accommodation packages available for Competitors & Spectators to the West Cork Car Rally


The 42nd running of the West Cork Car Rally is the second round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship and British Rally Championship, also the opening round of the Southern 4 Rally Championship.


Clonakilty Town is the spiritual home of the West Cork Car Rally where competitors and spectators return year after year

The 2020 West Cork Car Rally welcomes the return of the British Rally Championship to this ever popular Irish Rally. With 240km rally route to be encountered over two days/  There will be eight stages on Saturday and Sunday giving a further six stages all to be held in daylight. The Clonakilty Park Hotel is once again Rally Headquarters. Centralised servicing is as usual on offer.

Fairfield Motorsport are offering standalone motorsport ferry travel to Competitors and Spectators and its sister company Merlin Wonders offering competitor and spectator packages (ferry and accommodation) in the Clonakility Hotel based in town and Rally Headquarters the Clonakilty Park Hotel. 

Excitement is as always building as the West Cork Car Rally 2020 grows in popularity and brings like 2019 the British Championship to town with an excellent UK entry expected.  The West Cork Rally team can boost to be one of Ireland's most popular rallies drawing large overseas entries and spectators.

West Cork Rally Base - Clonakilty

Based in the town of Clonakilty - Cloich na Coilte on the West Cork coast - the Wild Atlantic Way, just 32 miles from Cork City. 

The West Cork Rally Headquarters is in the Clonakilty Park Hotel on the edge of town but many of the spectators return each year to the old spiritual home Clonakilty Town.

Parc Ferme - The Show Grounds, The Bypass, Clonakilty, P85 D654

Regulations Link - West Cork Rally - International Rally

Regulations Link - West Cork Rally - National & Historic Rally

Entry Form Link - The Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally Entry Form


Rally Time Table

Friday 13th Documentation / Scruitineering 14.30-19.30 Rally Headquarters
  Ceremonial Start 20.00hrs. Connolly Street
Saturday 14th Rally Start   1st Car 09.30hrs. Parc Ferme-Show Grounds
  1st Car due finish time 16.20hrs Parc Ferme-Show Grounds
Sunday 15th 1st Car 11.00hrs Parc Ferme-Show Grounds
  1st Car due finish time 16.45hrs Podium Ceremony - Town Centre

Rally Information

Service Park

Darra Agricultural College, Darra, Clonakilty P85 AX52

Opening Hours 14th March   08.00 - 21.00

                       15th March  09.30 - 17.00

Trailer Park Kitty Fitted Furniture, The Bypass, Clonakilty P85 XO48

Overflow Park

Opening Hours

The Show Grounds, The Bypass, Clonakilty P85 D654

Friday 13th March - 12.00 to 20.30

Saturday 14th March - By appointment only

Sunday   15th March - By appointment only

          On the West Cork Rally you can enjoy the very best of the black stuff                           Guinness and Clonakilty Black Pudding !        


Clonakilty is designated by the Irish Tourism Board Board Failte as a West Cork Heritage town and is famous Worldwide for its black & white pudding, make sure to have an Irish Breakfast and taste the delight !

Although Clonakilty with rallying enthusiasts is famous for the West Cork Rally in history it takes its place as the birthplace and home of one of Ireland's greatest sons Michael Collins.  Michael Collins was born at Sam's Cross and gave his life to Ireland.

On the 7th May 1915 a German U Boat sunk the Cunard ocean liner Lusitania off Clonakilty Head survivors were taken to Kinsale - 1,198 lost their lives with 761 survivors. The sinking is said to have heavily contributed to America's entry in to World War I


Travel Logistcs - West Cork Car Rally

Fishguard Harbour

154 miles

Dublin Port

193 miles


299 miles


Stena Line Sailing times to the West Cork Rally

Fishguard to Rosslare

Rosslare to Fishguard

13.10 and 23.45

08.00 and 18.10


Holyhead to Dublin

Dublin to Holyhead

Adventurer 02.30 and 14.00

Adventurer 08.10 and 20.40

Holyhead to Dublin

Dublin to Holyhead

Stena Estrid 08.55 and 20.30

Stena Estrid 02.15 and 14.50

Cairnryan to Belfast
04.00  07.30  11.30  15.30  19.30 and 23.30
Belfast to Cairnryan
07.30  11.30  15.30  19.30  23.30


Fairfield Motorsport bringing the Competitor and Spectator

the best ferry prices !



Fairfield Motorsport

For ferry travel to the

West Cork Car Rally


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West Cork Rally 2020

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Michael Collins Monument

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