Ravens Rock Rally

Ravens Rock Rally 2016

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The 2016 Ravens Rock Rally will be officially launched on Friday 13th May at Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford at 20:00. This is the fourth year that the rally is sponsored by Dooley’s Hotel with the entire competition taking place on stages in Co. Waterford.

Launching the event are former tarmac rally Champion Eugene Donnelly, renowned for his exploits on tarmac and forestry rallying the length and breadth of the country with “legend” tagged onto his name when it crops up in rally conversations, and Rob Duggan, Billy Coleman Award winner who is setting out on his rallying career. Competitors like Eugene were probably the heroes that inspired Rob and others to pursue a career in rallying. Eugene has competed with and against the best in rallying throughout the past 30 or so years.

This year the Ravens Rock Rally celebrates its 45th anniversary. It was originally an all-night forestry rally with map reading (navigation) an integral part of the competition. The first Ravens Rock rally was run from Mansfield’s Pub in Mothel and finished there as dawn was breaking…

Today’s event is far more refined as the stages are on tarmac, in the hours of daylight, and navigation is by following ‘Tulip Diagrams’. Some say the diagrams represent a pencil sketch of the tulip, while others say this style of direction was first used on the Tulip Rally.This year’s event will run on Sunday 26th June. The format for the rally is changed slightly from the previous three years when the stages were in the Dunmore East / Woodstown area. This year, while based in the city, the action will be on the stages further west in the county. This is a national event run under the auspices of Motorsport Ireland.

The Ravens Rock rally is a six stage rally in which cars from the latest WRC rally cars to Juniors will compete. Entries are limited to 140 cars and the Carrick-on-Suit Motor Club expect a full list of competitors. The stages, variations of which have been usedover the past 40 years or so, are fast but challenging and will provide excellent competition for competitors and spectacular action for spectators.

The rally is round 5 of the Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship and round 3 of the Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship. Both of these championships are well supported by competitors from all regions of the country despite their titles.

Many times over the years the driver whose first rally win was on the Ravens Rock Rally went on to have a successful rally career. Winning your first event is often the most difficult but once that win is under your belt success follows success

Clerk of the Course for this 2016 Ravens Rock Rally is Terence Kearney who heads a pragmatic and resourceful team of experienced competitors and officials. Waterford and in particular Ballybricken, where the ceremonial start will be on Saturday evening 25th June, will be a hub of excitement where the rally experience will be brought to the public who would not normally be exposed to the fuel filled adrenaline rush that is at the heart and soul of rallying.


Ravens Rock Rally 2016

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The Regs and Entry Form for this years Ravens Rock Rally are now available below. The Ravens Rock is the 4th round of the Suirway Group South East Stages as well as being part of the Southern Four Rally Championship. 

Ravens Rock Rally 2016

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The Ravens Rock Committee for 2016 will be having their first meeting on the 28th of April, 2016 at 8pm in Dooley's Hotel, The Quay, Waterford. If anyone is interested in helping out, you are more than welcome to come along. 

2015 Programme ON SALE THURSDAY - Outlets below

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These are the locations where programs for the event are on sale.

Programes will contain all the information and maps of the stages for the event

Walshs Texaco Cork Road Waterford
Walshs Maxol Ferrybank Waterford
Texaco Ferrybank Waterford
Centra the Quay Waterford
Dooleys Hotel the Quay Waterford
Top/Mace park road Waterford
Redbridge service station Newrath Waterford
Applegreen passage cross Dunmore road Waterford

Indulge Shop and Deli Dunmore East Waterford

Programmes will also be available to purchase all day in the service park which is located at the airport bussiness park on Sunday and at the Ceriominal start ramp in John Roberts square on Saturday from approx 7.30 p.m


Ravens Rock Rally 2015 Final Instruction 1

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Click here for 2015 Final Instruction 1


Meeting point details and co-ordinates

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Meeting point details and co-ordinates as follows:

Stage 1, 4 & 7:  Top Filling Station, Peoples Park, Waterford. On the Dunmore Road, 0.5km out from the Tower Hotel. Rendezvous Time:  07:00 hrs

            N 52.256743  W 07.102369

Stage 2, 5 & 8:  Applegreen Filling station, at the Cheekpoint/Dunmore East junction  .Rendezvous time:  07:30 hrs  

            N 52.232798  W 07.046279

Stage 3, 6 & 9:  Walsh's Texaco, Cork Road, Waterford.  0.5 km's out from the WIT College.Rendezvous time:  08:00 hrs

            N 52.242936  W 07.156067


Time and Distance Schedule 2015

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Ravens Rock Rally 2015 Seeded Entry List with Reserves

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Ravens Rock Rally 2015 Seeded Entry List

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