Killeshin 200

Organiser: Seamus O’Leary

Event Date: 7th September 2024

Closing date for entries: Monday 2nd September 2024


Entry on Eventmaster only: to follow

Cycling Ireland Licence required. A one-day Licence will be available on Eventmaster for €20, this will be charged automatically if you do not have a valid Annual Cycling Ireland Licence.

Entry fee €5, plus Eventmaster fees

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €5 each

Start time 8.00 am.  7.30 for Registration.

Start/Finish: Killeshin Community Centre (just outside Carlow town).

There are 2 versions of this route to choose from:
Original Version – Controls as follows: Templeludigan (74km); Rathvilly (141km); Crookstown (165km); and Killeshin (201km).

Flatter Version – Controls as follows: Templeludigan (61km); Castledermot (128km); Nurney (155km); and Killeshin (201km).

The original route follows the Carlow county boundary, taking in surrounding counties and some of Carlow’s best scenery. Starting in Killeshin village with a steady climb to the top of Rossmore Hill
for good views across Carlow, the route then descends quickly to cross the River Barrow. The second climb of the route comes before Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny leading to great views of the
entire Blackstairs Mountain range.
The flatter version follows a similar route, but avoids those two bigger climbs. Both routes merge prior to the first control in Templeludigan to follow rolling hills around the scenic Blackstairs Mountains and along the River Slaney.
The routes split again after Ardattin, with the original taking in Rathvilly while the flatter version heads straight for Castledermot. Both routes then head north towards the centre of Co Kildare before eventually turning back for Killeshin.
This will be a Calendar event during September, and can be ridden as a Permanent at any time, by arrangement with Seamus.

Please see this page for details of Permanent rides.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland