The Quiet Man 300

Doo Lough Valley
Doo Lough Valley

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2020


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

The Quiet Man 300 features the best scenery in the West of Ireland, featuring a large section of the Wild Atlantic Way. The route is not hilly, and regular Audaxers would even call it flat. However, this far west, the weather can be severe. On a good day it is an easy 300 – on a bad day it is a tough one.

Organiser: Seamus O’Dowd
Phone: 085 1740747


Starting and finishing at the Cathedral in Ballina this year, as part of the “SR in a week” series, the route takes in the Ceide Fields, Ballycroy National Park, Westport, Delphi Valley, Killary Harbour (where you might spot dolphins) and north Connemara. The “Plains of Mayo” are dramatically different and the landscape varies between lush and boggy on the way to Cong, where you might take a minute for a selfie with Maureen and John.

On the way home, with a bit of luck you’ll see the sun set behind Nephin, before returning in time for a meal and a pint in Ballina.

Route Map: Quiet Man 300 Map

How to Enter

Entry Fee €5 on Eventmaster, plus €1 fees
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7
1-day Licence if required €5

Closing date: 25th April 2020

Entry is on Eventmaster: EVENTMASTER-Quiet Man 300

Other Details

CI Licence required. A one-day Licence is available at Start for €5.00 if required.

Start Point: The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo.

Start Time: 6:00am


This will be a self-supported event, which means that there are unlikely to be any manned controls, and definitely no support vehicle. However, there are plenty of options for refueling en route. Please read this page for more details on what to expect on a self-supported event.

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

Accommodation in Westport

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