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Over the years Celtic Rider has been nominated for numerous awards. Paving the way for motorcycle rental in Ireland, and setting the high standard for those who dared to follow. Paul Rawlins, director of Celtic Rider, has been accredited with his amazing client satisfaction and savy business module. Offering clients a complete touring package, including booking authentic Irish accommodation which generates revenue to parts of Ireland that have been lying idle for years before Paul created the Wild Atlantic Way with Fáilte Ireland, which alone has awoken the tourism industry in the west of Ireland and directed visitors to some almost unexplored territory's. Celtic Rider has designed self-drive tours for clients wishing to explore Ireland over a period of days or weeks, and now venturing into a tour combining the Wild Atlantic Way and the Highlands of Scotland, the future of Celtic Rider looks more impressive then ever. Have a look through some of our past videos, testimonials and awards, and please feel free to contact us anytime from anywhere.  

Well, we have earned them, so we feel there is no harm in blowing our own trumpet!


In 2014 Celtic Rider was chosen to lead a tour of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route with the president, Shannon Stowell and vice president, Chris Doyle of the ATTA, (Adventure Travel Trade Association). The purpose of this 10 day tour was to showcase the growing number of options for the outdoor adventure seeker wishing to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Irish west coast. Celtic Rider was chosen by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, to lead this tour because of Paul's profound fondness for Ireland and his knowledge of the country. 


Celtic Rider wins 'Business of the Year 2013'

Over the years, we have continued to gain recognition and accreditation from commercial and government bodies here in Ireland for what it is that we do.  We also have the many plaudits heaped upon us by our customers - just check out our testimonial page for some of these. 

Back in 1976, after just turning 16 years old, Paul's first job was as a motorcycle dispatch rider for the P&T (Post & Telegraphs Government Department), delivering urgent Government telegrams around Ireland. His bike was a Bultaco 150cc.There were 20 despatch riders in the squad, all trained by the Irish Army Motorcycle School. Little did Paul realise at the time, due to the influence of many factors, the pure rugged spiritual beauty of our country’s landscape, and the genuine friendliness and hospitality he encountered day after day, that his path in life would eventually be to open Ireland’s first Motorcycle Rental & Touring company.

After only a short few years in business, to be recognised by captains of industry, business leaders, and state bodies such as Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland and National and Regional Enterprise boards, Celtic Rider has been flagged as a truly outstanding small business with outstanding contribution to National Tourism.

Our customers express their true feelings by telling us that their ride in Ireland ranks amongst the ‘best experience of their lives’. Getting up early each morning is easy when you love what you do’ Paul Rawlins, director of Celtic Rider

Our team are very proud to provide overseas motorcycle tourists with such an amazing experience and of course, to have won no less than 3 national awards in 2013 alone.

We want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to our customers and friends, without whom this would not have been possible. MANY THANKS!!


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