A passion for touring on two wheels brought Celtic Rider to life almost two decades ago in 2007. Dubliners Paul & Siobhán Rawlins spent their early twenties touring Ireland, the EU and Europe and realized that someday, they may make a living out of doing what they really love–Exploring on a motorcycle.

‘Avid bikers ourselves since the mid-70s, and with many years of experience both traveling at home and abroad, we have dreamed of sharing this unique gem of an island with our fellow riders from around the world, and now we can!’ Siobhán Rawlins.

‘My first full-time job was as a motorcycle dispatch rider for the Irish state in early 1976, delivering urgent government telegrams and body organs around the island of Ireland. It was the beginning of a love affair with both motorcycling and this ancient island I was born on. Our company pioneered motorcycle tourism and is Ireland’s number one Irish owned motorcycle rental and self-guided tour company. We provide you with everything you need to enjoy the beautiful Irish countryside, our stunning coastal seascapes and amazing roads. We have travelled these roads ourselves for over 40 years, and over time spent touring we have stayed in some fantastic B&B’s and hotels in traditional Irish towns and villages, and these are what we choose to share with our fellow riders’, Paul Rawlins.

Our rental station is located 16 miles from Dublin City and 25 miles from Dublin Airport. We work from home in a town land called Bishopscourt. Country roads are abundant in this area, which is world famous for its horse racing and breeding industry in the fertile plains of county Kildare.

Our roads lend themselves to freedom and adventure. Ireland differs from other countries and represents a special holiday destination, full of incomparable and unforgettable experiences. Celtic Rider, Motorcycle Rental Ireland and motorcycle hire in the UK will help you with your journey of discovery. Ours is a caring Irish family-owned business, and we ask you to trust us to make your dreams become a reality.

Paul Rawlins
Paul Rawlins Founder/Partner
Paul Rawlins, founder of Celtic Rider Ireland along wife his wife Siobhán 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 and body organs around the island of Ireland. Pioneered motorcycle tourism in Ireland back in 2007 and eventually won ‘Small Business of the Year’ in Ireland in 2013. Proud Irishman, born and reared in Dublin.
Siobhán Rawlins
Siobhán Rawlins Founder/Partner
Siobhán Rawlins, married to Paul since 1982, best friends and business partners working together with always the same goal, sincere advisor and travel expert, mother of our three grown up children, loves experiencing new places and chatting with people. Interests are quilting and design, reading, hill walking, adventure touring.
Louise Rawlins
Louise RawlinsAdministration Manager
Louise Rawlins Traynor, daughter of Paul & Siobhán, was educated in an all Irish language school, followed by three years in college studying architecture and design, managed a successful interior design company, than came on board Celtic Rider Ireland in 2015 to assist the running of the family business in a myriad of ways.
Liam McDonagh
Liam McDonaghFleet Manager
Fleet manager in Celtic Rider since 2007, proudly maintains all motorcycles in pristine condition, both mechanically and visually, a naturally talented mechanic.
Enjoys cycling, aviation, walking, motorcycling, documentaries, and touring at home and the USA.