An East Clare Meander 200

Organiser: Hendrik Ketelaar

Event Date: 12th March 2022

Closing date for entries: 8th March 2022

E-Mail: hendies37@yahoo.com

Mobile: 089 9408210

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is required.  One-day Licence is available for €10 if required, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Entry fee: €5 plus Eventmaster Fees

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each

Start time 8.00am.  7.30am for Registration.

RidewithGPS Map: East Clare Meander – A bike ride in Killaloe, County Clare (ridewithgps.com)

Start Location: Ballinruan, Co. Clare

Facilities/Parking:

Helmets and Cycling Ireland Licence (Annual or One-day) mandatory.

Route Description: This route starts in Ballinruan with views of the Burren and the Burren lowlands. Riding over grass centered roads we go in search of Biddy Early in Feakle, before turning for the windswept hill of Tulla where you could find the grave of the savage pigs of Tulla in the graveyard. Ten or so kilometres later Quin Abbey surely is worth a photo. After Quin you will pass Knappogue Castle and on the way to the 12 O’Clock hills you might be tempted to get a new Torpey’s hurl. Take the turn for the Snaty trailhead where the tar changes to gravel for about 5km. In Broadford refreshments might be required before heading up the next hill on the way to Kilbane. The gap road to Killaloe is up to 270m high and fairly steep. Just after Killaloe is Brian Boru’s fort on the shore of Lough Derg. Heading for Woodford you will pass through Tuamgraney, Scariff and Mounthannon. Next you will pass Lough Atorick, Lough Graney and Lough Cutra. Spare a thought for Lee Ban whose home disappeared into the punchbowl (188.7km) after not hosting Saint Patrick for the night. At 189.7km the Gort river springs from a cave. Whelan’s in Shanaglish is well worth to stop for a pint if you have time left. Only 7 km left to Ballinruan.


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