Gordon Bennett Route

Let the Gordon Bennett Driving Route take you on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside and into the picturesque towns and villages of county Kildare in the heart of Ireland.

Originally raced in 1903, today this route runs through spectacular countryside starting at Athy and on to Kilcullen, before crossing the plains of the Curragh into Kildare town and finally Monasterevin. Gordon Bennett road signs make the Gordon Bennett Route an easy-to-follow tour through one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland offering a unique insight into the lives, atmosphere and sheer adrenalin behind the historic car race that roared across this 166km (104-mile) circuit. Relax, get your motor running and follow gently in the footsteps of our motoring pioneers taking time to enjoy many of Ireland’s best-loved visitor attractions, countryside villages and breathtaking scenery along the way.

The Gordon Bennett Festival takes place each June with a host of activities to commemorate the race including a rally following the circuit.

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County Kildare, Ireland.

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