Bravest of the Brave 200

Date: 21st September 2024

Start: Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Organiser: Cathy McCormack

E-Mail: cathymccormack@hotmail.com

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is required.  One-day Licence is available for €20 if required, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Eventmaster Link: to follow later

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Route Description:

Route still being finalised, the theme of the event is – the United Irish Rebellions of 1798-1803 and specifically the patriot and heroine Anne Devlin. 

Anne was born at Cronebeg near Aughrim. She lived for a time in Corballis, Rathdrum. She was a cousin of Michael Dwyer and was involved in re-interring and burying executed rebels in 1798/1799.  She was Robert Emmet’s housekeeper at the property he leased on Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham. She was arrested and imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail between 1803 and 1806. In 2006, the Wicklow public voted her the greatest person ever from the Garden County.

The route will start and finish in Rathdrum, and will route through Rathfarnham at some stage, where there is a memorial statue of Anne Devlin (dating to 2004).

The event date will coincide with the regular commemorations each year in and around the date of her death (18th September).  In 2024 the event date will be 21st September.


See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland