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NEW!! Wild Ireland & Isle of Man TT Races

Celtic Rider is thrilled to announce our two new 2017 tours, bringing you to the famous Isle of Man TT Races. Tour 'A', the 'Isle of Man TT Races & Wild Ireland', and Tour 'B', the 'Wild Ireland & Isle of Man TT Races'. Due to huge interest, we have created two tours. First is the 16 day tour, Tour 'A', bringing riders from Celtic Rider to Dublin, then straight to Port Douglas, Isle of Man where you will stay for the full duration of race week. Starting at Celtic Rider on Friday the 2nd of June and ending on Saturday 17th June. After the weeks racing you will make your way back to Ireland, landing in Belfast, and starting your 7 day 'Wild Ireland' tour, riding along the famous Wild Atlantic Way route. Our second option, the 15 day Tour 'B', brings you straight to the west of Ireland, again riding alongside the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, and making your way to Belfast where you will board the ferry to Douglas. This tour starts at Celtic Rider on Sunday the 28th of May and ends on the 11th of June. All accommodation will be booked by Celtic Rider, your full route will be in your Garmin to follow each day, along with plenty of 'hot-spots' and 'must-see' attractions along the way. This tour will prove to be a spectacular round trip, taking in the most challenging road race in the World with the bravest riders ever seen, and of course enjoying the best of the famous Irish Wild Atlantic Way coastal route also. Check them out here... 15 Day Wild Ireland & Isle of Man TT Races and 16 Day Isle of Man TT Races & Wild Ireland Adventure



Celtic Rider, Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland

Ireland's first and largest motorcycle rental company. Established in 2007 by Paul & Siobhán Rawlins

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NEW!!! 21 Day Wild Ireland & Highlands of Scotland Tour launched for 2016!!!Lough Ness

Rugged, wild, beautiful scenery, friendly welcoming English speaking people and 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 newest 21 day tour, taking in the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland tour and boarding a ferry to Scotland for the last week of the tour. This new tour will prove to bring sheer delight with fantastic roads and pure sensory overload. Contact us today for information. Click here to view the 21 Day Wild Ireland & Highlands of Scotland Tour. 


Celtic RiderCeltic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland is officially approved by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland and was part of the formation of the Wild Atlantic Way route.

Proud Winner of National Small Firms Association 'Outstanding Small Business 2013', awarded to Celtic Rider, Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland.

Winner of Fingal Enterprise Awards 2013.

Finalist in 2013 National Enterprise of the year Awards.



In 2014, the longest defined coastal route in the world opened in the west of Ireland, adjacent to the Atlantic Coast, a wild and rugged landscape. The original track dates back to 2000 BC. Paul Rawlins, founder of Celtic Rider, was chosen by Tourism Ireland to lead a 10 day motorcycle tour with the president of the Adventure Travel Tourism Accossiation (ATTA), Shannon Stowell and vice president, Chris Doyle. The mission on this tour was to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way and to exhibit to the ATTA what it really is about. What the Wild Atlantic Way had to offer blew them away... 

The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Inishowen in Donegal to West Cork. The Wild Atlantic Way is officially the Worlds longest coastal drive. Celtic Rider staff members are official ambassadors, there are only 30 in the country, hand chosen by Tourism Ireland,and we are very proud to be associated with this incredible ride along our western seaboard. New for 2016 is motorbike hire Scotland, a 21 DayWild Ireland & Highlands of Scotland.

New for 2016, after extensive personal research into the most impressive scenic touring routes in Scotland, both coastal and highlands riding, matched with carefully chosen authentic Scottish towns, with really nice accommodation providers, Celtic Rider Ireland are delighted to launch from April 2016, self-drive tours of Scotland as an extension of current self-drive tours of Ireland. In other words, and this is important, all self-drive tours start and finish in Celtic Rider Ireland, which is located 16 miles from downtown Dublin.

Our Wild Atlantic Way tour, which is currently 13 days in duration, will be extended by 8 days to become a 21 day tour. So, instead of returning on day 13 to Celtic Rider from the Inishowen peninsula, the most northerly part of Ireland, the route will now take you across the north Antrim coastal causeway route to Belfast, taking the ferry to Scotland from either Belfast or Larne Port. This new 21 day Wild Ireland/ Scottish highlands tour,  self-drive tour can be reduced in duration, and can start at any point, thus allowing flexibility to riders who just don’t have the time to complete the full tour.

Check out this 90 second promo filmed in October 2013 by Renee Charbonneau, alias 'Belt Drive Betty' from Canada.


Celtic Rider Ireland specialize in BMW Motorcycle Rental in Ireland and Motorcycle Rental Scotland. Celtic Rider Ireland is the trading name of Motorcycle Rental Ireland Ltd, a 100% Irish owned company officially approved for the rental of touring motorcycles, based 15 miles from Dublin city.  Celtic Rider can provide everything you need for a hassle free motorcycle vacation. We offer both short and long rental periods and self-drive tours for adventure holidays in Ireland and the UK.

Unique, wild with beautiful scenery, a genuine friendly and hospitable English speaking people, a land of ancient history and 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 Irelandand Motorcycle hire in Scotland will help you with your journey of discovery. Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Mamore Gap, Donegal


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

'We are now in a position to put our experience to good use by providing top quality motorbike hire in Ireland, a service for discerning bikers from around the world. Celtic Rider, Ireland's number one Irish motorbike hire company can provide you with everything you need to enjoy our Irish countryside and amazing roads. We have travelled these roads ourselves , and over years and years of touring 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.


Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland is officially approved by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

Proud Winner of National Small Firms association 'Outstanding Small Business 2013' awarded to Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland.

Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours winner of 'Dublin Enterprise Board 2013' award.

Finalist in 'National Enterprise Awards 2013, Dublin Castle', November 2013.


Our Services

Our core value at Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland is quality of service. A happy customer tells their family and friends about their experiences, this is a very powerful marketing tool for us. At Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental in Ireland we want our clients to leave behind the stress of everyday life and feel revitalised, refreshed and rebalanced from their trip to the Emerald isle. We want our customers to return, as many already do and as our Testimonial page shows, when we do our job, we do it right.

Our premises and service area is welcoming and well stocked. We pride ourselves in maintaining our bikes to the highest standard, submitting each bike to a rigorous 27 point checklist before each rental.

Along with our selection of well maintained, low-mileage motorcycles, we also provide the ancillary equipment such as helmets, Macna all-weather jackets and trousers, Stylmartin boots and gloves for clients using our services. All our bikes are fitted to take Garmin Zumo GPS 590 Sat Nav's. 

On our premises, we stock over 100 complete motorcycle outfits from size 2 X small to 6 x Large including; helmets, jackets, trousers and gloves and boots from size 3 to 14. 

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