International Mini Festival in Westport

Up to 3,000 Mini fans from all over the world will be meeting up in Westport, Co Mayo, for the 2017 Mini International Festival from 25028 May, writes Brian Byrne.

Some 1,200 Mini cars are expected at the event, the programme for which includes a treasure hunt along the Wild Atlantic Way, a Puc Fada Competition, Mini owners Club Olympic Games, slalom races and awards for the most beautiful, extraordinary and fastest versions of the classic Mini.

Guests of honour who will open IMM 2017 include Irish motor racing legend Mervyn Johnson and Paddy Hopkirk who won the Monte Carlo Rally in a classic Mini in 1964.

Westport House was chosen as the venue for this event because of its breath-taking setting and the fantastic facilities.

The event is open to all fans and the general public. Tickets can be found on the IMM 2017 website and is being organised by the Irish MINI Owners Club.

Weekend tickets are priced at €95 (includes camping), meanwhile on the Sunday gate tickets will be available for guests who would like to soak up the atmosphere, at €10 per person (children free) and car & driver €20.

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