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IMRA Dublin Peaks


A long distance traverse over the Dublin Peaks (not the original shorter race)
Distance (km):

Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) – Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km

Race Marking:
– Route not marked

Course Record:
Never run

Long Distance Challenge

Getting There:
Ticknock car park. Gr. O 168240

Organisers Instructions:
From 3-ROC carpark the route goes to Fairy Castle over the old (shortest) route. Next Tibradden and down to car park (race route) Out on road turn left, pass house on left, on right where metal barrier turns to stone wall cut down to river on little rat pass. Cross river up onto good forest road (being resurfaced at the moment) turn left, shortly road swings right and climbs for some time. At next mayor turn left. (Where we want to go is straight up through the forest but there is no way through). So turn left followed by long slog up hill, Road eventually bends sharply to right. After about 500m or so I have left a small cairn on left, take this through forest (going is easy) to come out on upper track. Here turn right, downhill until you see an old fence in the heather on left, this fence and small track will take you to Cruagh top (marked by upright pole). Continue on down other side (mainly open ground) to hit track, turn left. This track will eventually take you down to start of Kippure race, however there are many tracks off it and you have to be careful you are going in right direction. For more details contact route creator Joe Lalor.