Jack Hackett 200

Date: 18th June 2024

Start: Portumna Town Square, Co. Galway

Start Time: 8:00am, Sign-on from 7:30am

Organiser: Tim Ling

E-Mail: tjing1@gmail.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.

The Jack Hackett 200 will start in Portumna and follow Lough Derg and the Shannon down to Limerick and then back up to Killaloe and back to Woodford.

Routes: There will be 200km and introductory 120km routes available, please make sure you choose the correct “Ticket” on Eventmaster, to select your preferred distance.

Map for the Jack Hackett 200


Map for the Jack Hackett 120:


Eventmaster Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/Do0AfmAcJr

Entry Fee:


Route Description:

The Jack Hackett 200 is an Audax event that starts in Portumna, Co Galway. It follows Lough Derg down to the picturesque village of Garry Kennedy. The route then takes on the

climb up to the first control at the Graves of the Leinstermen, Folklore links the site to the High King of Ireland, Brian Ború and his role in the ambush and death of the King of Leinster.

After you will descend into Ballina – Killaloe. The route then follows the river shannon down to Limerick where you’ll pass the home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park.

Onwards to the next control at the top of Woodcock Hill, the Golfball Radar station. The third control is at Sixmilebridge, The Sculpture of the Return of the Miller who sits in the middle of the Owenogarney River. The route then heads to Killaloe via the Gap Road.

You then follow Lough Derg to the fourth control at Tuamgraney Castle. Finally, the route meanders back through the Slieve Aughty mountains back into Portumna.

The Jack Hackett 120 crosses the bridge at Ballina – Killaloe and then follows Lough Derg back to Portumna. There are plenty of food options enroute. Please bring your climbing shoes, there is a significant amount of climbing on these routes.

Controls for the 200: Graves of the Leinstermen, Woodcock Hill Golf Ball, Sixmilebridge Return of the Miller and Tuamgraney Castle.

Controls for the 120: Graves of the Leinstermen and Tuamgraney Castle.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland