Galway International Rally takes place from Friday, February 7th to Sunday, February 9th 2014. 2014 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Galway rally which began in 1971, and this event will also incorporate a city centre spectator stage for the first time in 14 years. The Colm Quinn BMW sponsored Galway International Motor Rally is the first major motorsport event annually in Ireland. Over the years the event has attracted entrants from England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, the former Czechoslovakia, France, America, Gambia, Belgium, Arabia, Norway and Finland.
The event is one of the most popular in the Global Group Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, and has been it's first round since the series was founded in 1978. It is based in Galway's Clayton Hotel.