Iron Mountains 300

Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****): ***

Organiser: Pat Doocey
Phone: 086 8327785


From Slane, the route will take you through lumpy backroads of Meath into Louth with views in the distance of the Irish Sea and the Cooley Mountains. Then over the border to the first control at Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

You then will weave through Monaghan, a corner of Fermanagh, and Cavan, over the first pass through the Iron Mountains. The descent takes you to the second control at Dowra, the first village on the river Shannon, straddling counties Leitrim and Cavan.

Shortly afterwards begins the long steady climb to Bencroy at over 400m where you can sit at the Ultachs memorial and ponder the panoramic views and local history before the long descent towards Ballinamore at the 200km mark.

The final 100km rolls over drumlins, taking in Killashandra, Oldcastle and Kells on the way home.

There is a mixture of R-roads and local roads, the surfaces vary as you would expect on such roads. The route is not easy, but it is certainly not hard by Audax standards and there is plenty of scenery to distract you along the way.

Route Map 2018

How to Enter

Closing Date: Thursday 15th March 2019.  No entries on the day.
Entry Fee: €6
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each
Download Entry Form and either:

Payment Details:

Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.

By PayPal to

Or by cheque/PO/post (payable to Audax Ireland) to Andreas Voigt, 12 Brookville Park, Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5, D05 F6T2.

Whether by post or PayPal, please make sure to include your name, and which event you are entering with your payment !

Other Details

CI license required. A one-day License is available at start for €5.00 if required

Start Location: Slane, Co. Meath.

Start Time: 6:00am


This is be a self-supported event, which means that there are no manned controls, and no support. Please read this page for more details on what to expect on a self-supported event.

Lights are mandatory for this event, as for all Audax Ireland events over 200km.

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