Thousands of people will be heading to Greenmount Raceway in Limerick this year. What for? The Irish Festival of Speed, of course! Running between the 3rd and 4th August, the event promises a weekend of petrol-fuelled entertainment and by booking one of the cheap hotels in Limerick, you can enjoy the schedule, too.
As the largest celebration of car culture in Ireland, the Irish Festival of Speed provides an incredible showcase of everything automobile-related. From vintage cars to racing cars of the past, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival, which promises to be the best yet.
While it’s only in its second year, the weekend is already proving to be a massive hit with car enthusiasts, nipping at the heels of hugely successful events such as Goodwood. Since having a break last year, the festival is back at its new, more prestigious venue, with a timetable in store that will wow any avid car fan.
A purpose built racetrack and two other tracks for Demonstration and Rally/Motorcycle purposes help to create a dynamic event that has plenty on offer. Showcasing the heritage of motorsport in Ireland, particularly the three 1930s Grand Prix of ’35, ’36 and ’38, this Festival of Speed will help visitors to take a step back in time, back to the days when the streets of Limerick were transformed into a race track.
As well as the huge timetable of events planned at the Raceway, various other sites across Limerick have things planned on the Saturday to ensure that wherever you are, there will be something to enjoy.
Perhaps a Supercars Expo at Limerick Potato Market sounds appealing, where you can view these masterpieces up close while also meet their owners. Stay in the area and you will be able to enjoy the Supercars demonstration that will run through the streets of Limerick in a special parade.
Alternatively, cast your eyes over to the River Shannon where you will be able to enjoy the Formula 1 speedboats and ZapKats, while a motorcycle stunt display in Arthur’s Quay will be a cracking show.
The Irish Festival of Speed will be awesome for all who have the chance to enjoy it – book your accommodation in Limerick today to guarantee a piece of the action.