Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300

Date: 9th June 2018

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

Organiser: Dan Flavin


Phone: 086 3337320

Entry Fee €6
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7
1-day Licence if required €5

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 !

Closing Date: 1st June 2018

Start: The Cathedral, Port Road, Killarney

Time: 6.00am

Download Standard Entry Form here: New Entry Forms

Facilities: None.  This is a self-supported event.

Map: Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300 Map

Route Description:

Starting at the Cathedral on the Port Road in Killarney, where there is ample parking along the road.

The route will head past Torc Waterfall, Ladies View and up to Molls Gap.  Expect to meet deer from the national park on the road  in the early part of the morning.  Moving off the main road for Lissyclearig you will head into Kenmare.  A left from Kenmare onto Kilgarvan and into the Borlin valley for some stunning views and interesting climbing.

Down then for a fleeting view of Bantry Bay where you can refuel at a local Centra before taking on Priest’s Leap.  Back to Kenmare and heading towards Sneem along Kenmare Bay when you will turn right at Blackwater Bridge making your way to Ballaghbeama Gap and Ballaghasheen Pass.

Following your descent to Waterville the last significant motion challenge will be Coomanaspig.  There is a long straight descent from here as you head for Portmagee and Cahersiveen and the Old Barracks.

Slipping off the Ring of Kerry then to Kells Bay and a descent into Glenbeigh where there will be ample opportunities for refreshments before the final stretch.

Circling Caragh Lake to bring you to the Devil’s Elbow and into Killorglin, Beafort and back to the finish in Killarney.  302km in total.

With a 6am start the earliest shop will be at Killgarvan at 41km, it may not be open for faster riders.  The next opportunity shop will be at 73km.

Lights are compulsory as the evenings will be getting darker earlier in late August.  Please note that this course has a significant amount of climbing !

Cycling Ireland Licence required, One-day Licence available for €5.00

10 thoughts on “Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300”

  1. Hi Chris, It was a Bikeroutetoaster map, and the site would appear to be dead now ! I’ll get on to Dan to see if we can get a new map organised. Cheers, Niall.

  2. Cancelled but I’m not wasting my prepaid hotel, think I will do the ring of Kerry while I’m down there anyone in the same boat & wants to cycle ?

    1. Hi Edward, Only just saw your message. I did the ring Saturday and gap of Dunloe. My wettest and windiest Kerry cycle so far. Pity we missed each other.

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