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Happiness in the Hills
Firing up memories of the classic Donegal rally stages.

August 30 – 31, 2019

Déjà Vu Motorsport is bringing another of its rally reunion extravaganzas to the friendliest of all rally lands - Donegal, where people don’t just ‘work to live’, they ‘work to rally!’

Former winners, magic motors and celebrated characters will be gathering for DONEGAL DÉJÀ VU in the late summer to recall those legendary days when the sound of rally cars ricocheted off ‘The Hills’ in the North West.

Reacquaint yourself with your Donegal heroes, as we tour the stages that have made the Donegal International a ‘must do’ event. Glen, Atlantic Drive, Fanad, Knockalla – are all on the 120-mile route, with the crowning glory being a trip through the Ramelton Town Stage.

A Gala Dinner of entertainment and personality interviews at event headquarters in Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey, will round off this weekend of a lifetime.

Registration commences on the 1st. February 2019 when you can take advantage of the ‘Early Bird’ rates up to the 1st. May. Register now for this great north-western occasion and your participation will enable us to help the Donegal Hospice, our designated charity.

Donegal is special for us as Beatty was co-driver with Adrian Boyd when they finished second in 1973 and for me there are so many memories. My first rally commentary, the creation of the Ballyraine Bugle, and all those years covering the event with the RPM television crews. So come and share Donegal’s renowned hospitality in the north west at the end of August.
Alan (Plum) Tyndall & Dr. Beatty Crawford.


Friday, 30th August

15.00 Park Fermé opens. Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey

17.00 - 19.00 Registration

19.00 - 20.30 Welcome Reception

Deja vu Donegal

Deja vu Donegal

Saturday, 31st August

10.00 Cavalcade Starts. Jackson’s Hotel
120-mile route over classic Donegal stages such as Glen, Atlantic Drive, Knockalla and Ramelton

12.00 (Approx.) Lunch halt
The Singing Pub, Atlantic Drive

15.00 The Ramelton Rumble

16.00 (Approx.) Crews return to Jackson’s Hotel.

19.30 Gala Dinner in Jackson’s Hotel
with videos, star driver interviews and entertainment.

Deja vu Donegal

Photos by Esler Crawford

Entry Fees

Entry Fees for Deja Vu Donegal

Left to right: Donegal International Rally winners with seven victories among them.
James Cullen (1991, '99) Cathal Curley (1972, '73, '74), and John Lyons (1981, '82).
Photo by Brian McDaid.

ENTRY CLOSED 28-7-2019

Gala Dinner on August 31st

Early Bird €95.00 / £85.00
After May 1st, 2019: €105.00 / £95.00
Late, late, latecomers (After August 7, 2019): €115.00 / £105.00
The price for tables of ten will be the single person fee X 10.

Extra Exclusive Unisex Polo Shirts

€30.00 / £25.00 each

Must be ordered before Aug 7th. Please indicate sizes required on the Registration Page.



We have negotiated special rates at the recently refurbished Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey, Donegal
This is where the Gala Dinner will be held.

Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey

The rate is €147.50 per person sharing for two nights with full Irish breakfast.
Arrival on Friday, August 30 and departure on Sunday, September 1st.

The negotiated rate is only available by contacting hotel reservations directly by telephone on (353) 074 91 31021 or via email at quoting "DEJA".

Due to unprecedented demand all rooms at Jackson's Hotel in Ballybofey are sold out. However there are rooms available at the Villa Rose Hotel, sister to Jackson's. It is literally a 5 minute walk.

Please contact the hotel at T: +353 (0)74 913 2266 | E: and give them the code "Deja"

Please don't delay!