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