The Blue Knights® are an Incorporated Fraternal Organisation comprising of Law Enforcement Officers from every aspect of Law and Order, who share a passion for Motorcycle Riding. The Blue Knights® came about as an Organisation in 1974 when a few friends from Bangor/Brewer, Maine, U.S.A. decided to form a local Recreational Motorcycle Club. This was to counter the adverse publicity and public perception of Motorcyclists following on from the Lawless Activities of the Motorcycle fraternity commonly known as the ‘Hells Angels’. Within two years of the small club being formed, it had become an International Organisation called the Blue Knights®. Today, the Blue Knights® have 637 Chapters in over 23 Countries (representing 30 Countries) spread across the World, with in excess of 20,490 members.
Ireland 1 is currently the only Blue Knights Chapter in Ireland. It was founded in 2005 has 60 members. The chapter has a history of running Blue Knights tours around Ireland with the biggest being in 2013 when we had 185 Blue Knights members from all over the world, and the most recent was in 2017 when we had over 60 Blue Knights members on a ten-night Wild Altantic Way Tour.