Explore The Carole Nash Historic Festival

Join us for the Carole Nash Historic Festival and step back in time with some classic & vintage cars.

Ireland’s legendary and only historic motor race meeting celebrating Vintage, Classic, Racing Cars and Motorcycles from the glamour of the roaring 20s through to the swinging 60s. There will be two glorious days featuring Pre-War, Historic single seaters, Touring cars, F1 demos, cars from the Martin Birrane Collection, Legends and Classic Motorcycles. An unmissable event offering the chance to experience five decades of Motorsports for racing enthusiasts, car lovers and Formula 1 fans.

On track, we will have The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy, the Dublin Grand Prix Trophy and the St. Brigid’s Trophy among our live racing. There is plenty to explore and entertain off track too.

The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy
The first Irish International Grand Prix was an open-wheel motor race which was held in the of Phoenix Park in Dublin in 1929. 2023 will be the second year in a row that will see us award this salubrious and historic trophy at the Carole Nash Historic Festival at Mondello Park.

The Dublin Grand Prix Trophy
After the success of 2022, the Dublin Grand Prix Trophy is the one to watch, as it was certainly a favourite amongst motor enthusiasts at the Festival.

St. Bridget’s Trophy
St. Bridget, referred to as the patron saint of Kildare where Mondello Park is situated, with fame rooted in pagan folklore for her compassion and kindness, pays a fitting tribute to this trophy which celebrates the first Irish public holiday being named after a woman.

Off-track, we will have live swing and drummer bands, a vintage funfair, fairground rides, games, face painting and street food pop-ups, along with plenty of surprises – something for everyone.