Newsletter 7

Pre-event accommodation.

There are a number of rooms reserved for competitors at both the Kilkenny HQ (Lyrath) (50 miles from Dungarvan, nicest route via Carrick-on-Suir) and the Dungarvan HQ (The Park) for those competitors that plan to arrive the day before the event. We have arranged for a special rate at both venues, and these are strictly on a first come first served basis.

Lyrath Estate Hotel. Kilkenny. Phone +353 56 7760088
For special rate mention Shamrock Vintage Challenge

The Park Hotel. Dungarvan. Phone +353 58 42899.
For special rate mention Shamrock Challenge 15470


For those that want to avail of a special rate for ferries from the UK, contact Nutt Travel Phone +442870351199 contact Emma. There are still some places on the car transporter from the Oxford area to the start (Dungarvan) and from the finish (Kilkenny) back to Oxford. Price £600. Please contact the organisers.

FIVA Passports

Don’t forget your FIVA car passport. If in doubt, contact your local FIVA rep. Irish rep is Shane Houlihan

(EDIT) Bulletin 1 clarification

Dear Competitor Following the publication of Bulletin 1, a number of competitors have raised the question as to the requirement to present a FIVA passport at documentation. We have considered the situation and have taken advice. Below is an extra extract from FIVA’s rules and regulations and by presenting the relevant section this to you, will hopefully clarify the situation. As the Shamrock Vintage Challenge is being run under the auspices of FIVA it is our responsibility to encourage participants to obtain an identification card for their respective vehicles. However as the Shamrock Vintage Challenge is a national event rather than an International event, this requirement for an identity card is not mandatory.

Hopefully this helps clarify things.

– Michael CoC 6.5.

FIVA Identity Card For International Events participating vehicles must have been issued with a FIVA Identity Card. For National Events Organisers should encourage entrants/crews to present FIVA Identity Cards for their vehicles