The Historic Skerries 100 attracts thousands of regular visitors from Ireland and overseas, many make the annual ‘pilgrimage’ to North County Dublin to enjoy the renowned hospitality of the area and watch pure road racing at its very best amidst some of the best scenery in the County. The influx of visitors brings a festive mood to the picturesque seaside village of Skerries and gives the local economy a welcome boast with Pubs, restaurants, shops and B&B’s reporting one of their busiest weekends of the year. With the Skerries 100 and Killalane Road Races drawing in thousands of spectators every year the locals find themselves outnumbered by 2 to 1 for a couple of days each July and September.
A number of activities take place during the week leading up to the event. Local pubs normally have live entertainment on each night of the week. Local restaurants and Cafés are open for breakfast and offer full menus all day, one or two even advertise a 'bikers breakfast'!
Both Road races are held on circuits just outside the town of Skerries, if you look for Skerries, Co Fingal you will find it. The start and finish for both races is on the R127 which runs from the main N1 to Skerries, through the village of Lusk.View Skerries 100 & Killalane Race Circuits in a larger map
The airport is conveniently located approximately 10 km from Dublin city centre and 23 km from the town of Skerries. It is served by a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing you to get from the airport with ease. Please see directions from the South/West & Dublin Airport listed below.
From outside Ireland travel can be obtained via the Shipping companies Stena Line and Irish Ferries from England. The Steam Packet from Isle of Man to Ireland. Look for ferries servicing Dublin City Port or Dunlaoire.Irish Ferries departing from Holyhead to Dublin City Telephone – Dublin +353 818 300 400 or Liverpool +44 8705 17 17 17 Irish Ferries Website Email Irish Ferries
Stena Line departing from HolyheadTelephone – +353 (0) 1 204 7777 Stenaline Ferries Website Email Irish Ferries
Isle of Man Steam Packet departing from DouglasTelephone – (ROI) 1800 805055, (UK) 0871 222 1 333, (Europe) +44 1624 661661 Isle of Man Steam Packet Website Email Irish Ferries
By RoadFrom the South & West From the South & West - Exit the M5O and Head North (Belfast) on the M1 / From Dublin Airport- follow signs to M1 Northbound signposted Belfast. Leave the M1 at junction 4, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit. At next roundabout take the exit onto the R132. After the Topaz Station (this will be on the right of the dual carriageway)take the 2nd exit onto Turvey Avenue - R132 Take the 2nd exit after GreatGas Station. Just after the Esso garage turn right onto the R127 Follow the R127 until you reach the village of LUSK where you’ll find the road closed signs and there may be Garda present to direct event traffic. Pass through the road closer and continue carefully towards the circuit, from this point on the R127 is used for parking and access to the event only. The earlier you arrive the closer you’ll be able to park to the circuit. Please show consideration when parking in this area, this route is used for emergency access and there must be enough space left to allow traffic to pass. The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club advocates the Keep Race in its Place campaign - Slow Down, Never Drink and Drive, Always Wear your Seatbelt. To plan your route please go to : www.theaa.ie/routes From the North Head South (Dublin) on the M1.adasdasdasd You have the option to exit the motorway at the Balbriggan junction or continue onto Junction 4. If you choose to use Junction 4 exit, s above except once you exit the motorway take the first exit and then follow instruction from the Topaz garage. If you exit at the Balbriggan junction you will have to follow the N1 South through Balbriggan. In Balbriggan centre drive through until you come to Bracken Court Hotel, turn left at the traffic lights. Take the next left at the junction and then the next right and follow the R127 coast road into Skerries. When you arrive in Skerries you will come upon another T-junction this time controlled by traffic lights, turn right here and head out of Skerries still on the R127. At the roundabout turn right, under the railway bridge where you should find the road closed signs. Continue with caution from this point as the road is used for parking and emergency access to the circuit. The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club advocates the Keep Race in its Place campaign - Slow Down, Never Drink and Drive, Always Wear your Seatbelt. To plan your route please go to : www.theaa.ie/routes
By TrainSkerries town is on the Dublin to Drogheda line. The company who operate it are CIE and timetables from Connolly Station Dublin to Skerries can be viewed on their website. Irish Rail Website
By BusBuses travel between Skerries and Dublin on the Dublin Bus 33 route, the timetable can be viewed on the Dublin Bus website. This bus will bring you to the heart of Skerries Town, known locally “The Monument” there is a taxi rank available and for a small amount these taxis can bring you right to the race circuit for each event. Dublin Bus Website (33 timetable)
Tourist Information PointSkerries Tourist Information Centre is based in: Skerries Tourist Office, Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin You can contact the office on Tel: +353-1-8495208 or by Fax: +353-1-8495213. Alternatively you can email: email@example.com Checkout the website for more details. www.skerriesmills.org
AccomodationPlease find below a comprehensive list of accommodation facilities available in the area. If you would like to add your establishment to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org RedBank House Address: 5-7 Church Street, Skerries Tel: 01 849 1005 Email: email@example.com Webiste: www.redbank.ie
Hillview HouseAddress: Skerries Road, Lusk Tel: 01 8438218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hillviewhouselusk.com
Bracken Court HotelAddress: Bridge Street, Balbriggan Tel: 01 841 3333 Email: email@example.com Website: www.brackencourt.ie
SeasonsAddress: 11 Strand Street, Skerries Tel: 01 8493199 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.seasonslife.ie
Jantol HouseAddress: Balbriggan Street, Skerries Tel: 086 8599115 or 01 8490143 Email: email@example.com Website: www.jantolhouse.com
White CottagesAddress: Balbriggan Road, Skerries Tel: 01 8492231 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: thewhitecottages.com
Ronnies B&BAddress: 9 Thomas Hand Street Tel: 01 8491411
Clarion HotelAddress: Dublin Airport Tel: 01 8080500 Website: www.clarionhoteldublinairport.com
Woodview FarmhouseAddress: Margaretstown, Ardgillian, Skerries Tel: 01 8491528 Email: email@example.com Website: www.woodviewfarmhouse.com
Sandy Hills B&BAddress: Rush Tel: 01 8437148 Email: Mary@SandyHills.ie Website: www.sandyhills.ie
CityNorth HotelAddress: M1 Motorway Gormanstown Tel: 01 690 6666 Website: www.citynorthhotel.com
Lolaido HouseAddress: Milverton, Skerries Tel: 01 8492585 Website: www.lolaido.com
Rockel House (Self Catering)Address: Hoar Rock, Skerries Tel: 01 8491708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.skerriesaccommodation.com
Hamilton house B&BAddress: located in the centre of Skerries with secure off street parking , all rooms ensuite, Open all year round. Tel: 087 6364431 Email: Coenmartin@yahoo.ie
CampingCamping is available at the back of the paddock, check in with security at the gate on arrival. You will be charged €20 per adult but this include your wristband and programme which covers you for the event.
Camper vansThere will be a charge of €40 – this includes a spot in the camper van site and a wristband.
Health & SafetyWarning! Motor sport can be dangerous. Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions unavoidable accidents can happen, in respect of these you are present at your own risk. Please comply with all instructions of the Marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only, if you are in breach of these instructions you will be removed from the circuit and no refund given. The event Officials and Marshals are concerned with your safety so please cooperate with their requests failure to do say may cause a serious incident.
- Expect the unexpected
- Listen for approaching bikes
- Remain alert and on your feet at all times unless in grandstands
- Leave yourself room to move quickly
- Keep children under supervision
- Do as the Marshals ask
- Stand in prohibited areas
- Stand in front of arrows or signs
- Block escape routes
- Be distracted
- Play games with your safety or that of the riders or marshals
- Remove signs or arrows
- The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club advocates the Keep Race in its Place campaign - Slow Down, Never Drink and Drive, Always Wear your Seatbelt.