As in previous years the main street in Kinsale, Pearce St., was closed from early morning and almost 100 cars parked up for a few hours before the rally began in beautiful sunshine. The public mingled with the owners and children admired the great selection of cars.
Porsche cars made up more than 10% of the entry. Cars came from Wales, Northern Ireland, and throughout the Republic.The rally travelled the costal roads from Kinsale to Timoleague - Coatmacsherry-Barryroe- Dunworley Beach - Ring -Clonakilty and a lunch stop at beautiful Dunmore House Hotel overlooking the Atlantic. These are some of the most picturesque costal roads in Ireland. The hotel laid on a beautiful lunch in the new dining room. Afterwards we travelled to Rathbarry - The Pike Clonakilty and back to Kinsale for the Rally Dinner in Actions Hotel until the early hours.
On Sunday morning the cars parked up on the Short Quay at 11.30 and food and beverages were served to all participants. At 1pm the rally left Kinsale and travelled through the area where the Battle of Kinsale was fought in 1604 and eventually on to Roberts Cove a famous haven for pirates in the old days, for more refreshments by the seaside. We then returned to a Baileys reception in Blue Haven Hotel where the Porsche perpetual cup was presented to Frank Deasy in his beautiful 1982 911SC.
Porsche Club Ireland Regional Organizer Kieran Twomey presented the cup to Kinsale Club a few weeks before the rally to commerate on 50th Anniversary of 911 and it is to be given to the best Classic Porsche attending the rally in future years.
Big thanks to the Kinsale Club for their invitation to Porsche Club Ireland to such a great event.