Mondello: 50 years setting hearts racing

Mondello: 50 years setting hearts racing
Martin Birrane

A week ahead of Mondello Park’s 50th anniversary, John Reynolds speaks to its owner, property tycoon and former racing driver Martin Birrane, about the legendary track’s future

As his beloved Mondello Park racetrack in Co Kildare celebrates its 50th anniversary next weekend – and he himself approaches his 83rd birthday in August – property tycoon and former racing driver Martin Birrane’s interest in cars and motor racing is as strong as ever.

After a long search for his preferred model, he’s just bought a 200mph, €180,000 white Ferrari California TH Speciale with a black roof. Not only that but he hopes to get...

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