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Failte go Celtic Rider

Fáilte go Celtic Rider, Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland! Welcome to Celtic Rider, Ireland's first and largest motorcycle rental company. Established in 2007 by Paul & Siobhán Rawlins, with the intention of sharing our beautiful island of Ireland to all motorcycle enthusiasts and now offering self-guided car tours also, Celtic Rider has paved the way in the adventure tourism industry and now proudly offers a self-drive tour programme to include Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man with many more in the pipeline. Ireland is naturally rugged, wild, with beautiful scenery, stunning coastlines, a friendly welcoming English speaking people and is steeped in ancient history - our island is unique and unspoiled and ideally suited to escaping the norm and discovering your adventurous side. Ireland is entirely different from anywhere else you have visited, a world class destination full of iconic experiences, yours to discover. Let us help you on your journey of discovery. Our rental station is conveniently located to Dublin, our capital city. Motorcycle Rental Scotland has now become a reality with our newly launched 21 day tour, taking in the 14 day Irish Wild Atlantic Way tour and then boarding a ferry to Scotland from Belfast for the last week of your trip. This new tour will prove to bring sheer delight to riders, whilst offering fantastic roads to ride on, amazing land and seascapes and hospitality along the way that is simply outstanding and will leave a lifetime of lasting impressions on you.

Click the button below to view the 21 Day Wild Ireland & Highlands of Scotland Tour.
Also, newly launched for 2017 is our ‘Wild Ireland & Isle of Man TT Races’ tours. This trip incorporating the World famous Isle of Man TT Races has two tour dates. Riders have the option of riding Ireland for a week before departing to the Isle of Man, or riders can go directly to the Isle of Man by ferry and ride Ireland after the races. What really excites us about the Isle of Man part of this tour is the astonishing amount of options that you have whilst on this small island; there are plenty of excursions, both for the adventurous and the cautious. Diving, sea kayaking, abseiling, climbing, sailing, boat trips, hill walking, over 140 listed ancient monuments to visit, this small island of only 221 square miles (32 miles long, and only 14 miles wide), boasts over 660 miles of road and 99 miles of coastline. Every second day of race week is a rest day, and in this time we recommend for you to travel the island, take in the scenery, visit the museums and enjoy what this gem of an island has to offer.

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Our BIKES

Our Bikes: 42 motorcycles in our fleet, mostly BMW, standard height and factory lowered options available. Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental Ireland offer a range of world-class touring bikes to suit the discerning biker. Included in the rental cost of our motorcycles is tax, fully comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage. All bikes come with full luggage systems, full tank of petrol plus a cable lock. In addition we can provide fuel tank bags in most cases free of charge.

About Us

 

ABOUT US

 

Motorcycle Rental Ireland Limited is the registered name for Celtic Rider Ireland Motorcycle Rental & Tours, which is wholly Irish owned by Paul & Siobhan Rawlins. In early 2007, having overcome many stumbling blocks, in particular insurance, we eventually managed to make our dream become a reality and in the process, pioneered Motorcycle tourism in Ireland. ‘Avid bikers ourselves since the mid-1970s, and with many years of experience both traveling at home and abroad, using a combination of motorcycle rental and bringing our own bikes, we have dreamed of sharing this gem of an island with our fellow riders from around the world, and now we can!'  Siobhán Rawlins.

 

'We are now in a position to put our experience to good use by providing top quality motorcycle hire in Ireland, mostly BMW GS motorcycles,  a top end service for discerning bikers from around the world. My first full time job as a motorcycle dispatch rider for the Irish state, delivering urgent government telegrams and body organs around the island of Ireland, it was the beginning of a life long love affair with both motorcycling and this ancient island I was born in. Our company, Celtic Rider, is Ireland's number one Irish motorcycle rental company and we can provide you with everything you need to enjoy our Irish countryside, stunning coastal seascapes and amazing roads. We have travelled these roads ourselves for over 40 years, and over this time spent touring we have stayed in some fantastic B&B's and hotels in traditional towns and villages, these are what we choose to share with you, our fellow riders', Paul Rawlins.

 

Our rental station is located only 16 miles from downtown Dublin City and 25 miles from Dublin Airport, Ireland's international airport for North American and Canadian tourists. We work from home in a peaceful townland called Bishopscourt; our original house was built in 1527 for the keeper of horses for the Bishops of Leinster, who resided 400 yards away in Bishopscourt Estate.

 

Celtic Rider Ireland specializes in BMW Motorcycle Rentals in Ireland and Motorcycle Rental in Scotland. We offer both short and long rental periods and self-drive tours for adventure holidays in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man and the UK. Self-drive tours are what we recommend to our clients, as the routes took us so long to create. They are indeed mind blowing, offering to you the cultural depth of Ireland and sheer sensory overload…We open our rental station from May 1st to October 31st, but obviously email enquiries are replied to all year long.

Ireland is unique in the world, with wild with beautiful scenery, a genuine friendly and hospitable English speaking people, a land of ancient history and deep culture - our island is unique and unspoiled. Ireland is the perfect place to escape the daily grind and to explore on two wheels, or four with our modern automatic car rental option. Our roads lend themselves to freedom and adventure. Ireland differs fundamentally from other countries and represents a high quality holiday destination, full of incomparable and unforgettable experiences. Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rentals in Ireland and Motorcycle hire in Scotland will help you with your journey of discovery. Ours is a caring family owned business, and we ask you to trust us to make your dreams become a reality

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We are Hiring

Things move quickly around here. At Internet speed. That means we have to be nimble, both in how we work and how we hire. We look for people who are great at lots of things, love big challenges and welcome big changes.

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Meet the Team

Paul Rawlins
Founder / Partner


Paul Rawlins, founder of Celtic Rider Ireland along wife his wife Siobhan in early 2007, lifetime motorcyclist, with interesting first job at age 16 to 21 years as a Dispatch rider for the Irish State, delivering urgent government telegrams around the island of Ireland.

We pioneered Motorcycle Tourism in Ireland and eventually won two national business awards, Dublin business of the year 2011, and outstanding Business of the year in Ireland in 2013. Proud Irishman, born and reared in Dublin.

Hand picked by Tourism Ireland to assist in creating the Wild Atlantic Way route, at 2560 kms, the longest defined coastal ride on the planet.

Siobhan Rawlins
Founder / Partner


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Siobhan Rawlins
Founder / Partner


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Siobhan Rawlins
Founder / Partner


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Celtic Rider - Respected Worldwide

Paul Rawlins, owner of Celtic Rider is an official Ambassador for tourism in Ireland. He was part of a team chosen by the Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport to create what is now known as the Wild Atlantic Way. Celtic Rider has the backing of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, Bórd Failte and the Irish Tourism Board in bringing tourism to Ireland. Paul led the Adventure Travel Tourism Association’s (ATTA) around the Wild Atlantic Way when it was first launched in 2014.

Complete our availability form with your details, preferred bike and tour dates and we will respond to you within 24 hours.

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Our Awards

Small Firms Association
Tripadvisor
Fingal County Enterprise Board
Ireland.com