Historic Festival - Mondello Park

Step back in time with our Carole Nash Historic Festival, which is back for 2022. Irelands’ 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. An unmissable event in Mondello Park for motor racing enthusiasts, car lovers and Formula 1 fans.

Transport yourself back in time to relish the glory days of Motorsport, ladies and gentlemen get dressed up to the nines, don your caps and hats. This is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year in Ireland.

On track, we will have The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy, The Dublin Grand Prix Trophy and new for ’22, the St. Brigids Trophy among our live racing. There is plenty to explore and entertain off track too. We will have live Swing and Drummer bands, a Vintage Funfair, Fairground rides, Games, Face painting and SAtreet food pop ups, along with plenty of surprises – a world apart with everything in it.

To celebrate 50 years of the renowned BMW M brand, we will have an exciting activation of BMW cars to explore. Learn what the M stands for and what the blue, red and violet represents. BMW Ireland will answer all your questions!

Our unique Martin Birrane Collection will be open with our impressive collection of iconic cars from the world of motorsport with Formula One, LeMans, Nascar and procars associated with Porsche, Jordan, Jaguar, Benetton, Ford and many more legendary car manufacturers.

The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy

The first Irish International Grand Prix was held in the of Phoenix Park in 1929. Fast forward over 90 years and we are honoured to award such a salubrious and historic trophy to the Frazer-Nash class at this year’s Carole Nash Historic Festival at Mondello Park.

St. Bridget’s Trophy
(New for 2022)

St. Bridget, referred to as the patron saint of Kildare, with fame rooted in pagan folklore for her compassion and kindness, pays a fitting tribute to this inaugural trophy which celebrates the first Irish public holiday being named after a women.

Dublin Grand Prix Trophy

We are delighted to announce the Dublin Grand Prix trophy, a favourite amongst motor enthusiasts, is returning. The Dublin Grand Prix Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the race of stunning pre-war class cars from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Expect to see famous brands such as Alvis, Austin and MG on the grid.