An Post Rás 2014 - Stage 4

Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 21 / Wednesday May 21

Charleville to Cahirciveen, 183.6 km:

Stage Summary

  • CHARLEVILLE START,
  • Newtownshandrum, Milford, Drumcolliher, Broadford, KOM Category 3 at Glenduff (km 23.9), Ashford, KOM Category 3 at Glenquin (km 34), Abbeyfeale, KOM Category 3 at Kinlea (km 51.3), KOM Category 3 at Ahaneboy (km 63.8), Farranfore, Firies, Milltown, Killorglin Post Office Prime (km 101.7), KOM Category 3 at Curraheen/Seefin (km 114.1), Glenbeigh Post Office Prime (km 115.1), KOM Category 3 at Drum West (km 120.5), KOM Category 3 at Gortnagree/Mount Foley (km 133.2), Cahirciveen, KOM Category 2 at Raheen (km 153), KOM Category 2 at Cill Urlat (km 157.1), St. Finians Bay, KOM Category 1 at Coomanaspic (km 163.3), Portmagee,
  • CAHIRCIVEEN FINISH.

 

Estimated Time of Arrival at Kilometres per Hour

48

40

32

Km

Mi

Location

Back
wind

Average

Head wind

0.0

0.0

Ceremonial Start

11:00

11:00

11:00

 

 

On R515

 

 

 

0.3

0.2

End of neutral zone at St. Mary’s Secondary School

0.0

0.0

0km signs for Start of Racing

11:00

11:00

11:00

5.5

3.4

Newtownshandrum 50 signs

11:06

11:08

11:10

12.7

7.9

Milford 50 signs

11:15

11:19

11:23

 

 

Left in centre, dir Drumcolliher

 

 

16.1

10.0

Drumcolliher 50 signs

11:20

11:24

11:30

 

 

Right at T at Stop sign

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately left, dir Broadford

 

 

 

21.2

13.2

Broadford 50 signs

11:26

11:31

11:39

22.3

13.9

Right at Y at Bridge House Pub, dir Abbeyfeale 25K

 

 

22.6

14.0

KOM Climb Start signs at 80 signs

11:28

11:33

11:42

23.9

14.9

Glenduff Hill KOM Category 3

11:29

11:35

11:44

28.2

17.5

Ashford 50 signs

11:35

11:42

11:52

31.6

19.6

KOM Climb Start signs at silo & grey barns on RHS,
silo on LHS also

11:39

11:47

11:59

33.1

20.6

Glenquin Castle on right

 

 

 

34.0

21.1

Glenquin KOM Category 3

11:42

11:51

12:03

35.7

22.2

Right at Y junction dir Abbeyfeale

11:44

11:53

12:06

42.0

26.1

Left at 4rdsX onto N21 dir Abbeyfeale 6km

 

 

 

 

Stewards

 

 

46.6

29.0

Abbeyfeale 50 signs

11:58

12:09

12:27

48.6

30.2

KOM Climb Start signs at disused garage on RHS

12:00

12:12

12:31

50.0

31.1

50km signs at cottage with slate roof on RHS, red corrugated barn beside it

12:02

12:15

12:33

51.3

31.9

Kinlea KOM Category 3

12:04

12:16

12:36

58.5

36.4

KOM Climb Start signs at junction on right L10711

 

 

 

63.8

39.6

Ahaneboy Catgegory 3 KOM

12:19

12:35

12:59

67.4

41.9

Roundabout 2nd exit dir Killarney, Tralee, Castleisland, N21

12:24

12:41

13:06

70.9

44.1

Roundabout 2nd exit dir Killarney, Farranfore, N23

12:28

12:46

13:12

72.5

45.0

Roundabout 2nd exit dir Killarney, Farranfore

12:30

12:48

13:15

 

 

On N23

 

 

80.5

50.0

Farranfore 50 signs

12:40

13:00

13:30

80.6

50.1

Left at T junction dir Cork, N22

 

 

 

81.0

50.3

Right at Centra Supermarket dir Castlemaine 11km R561

 

 

 

 

 

On R561

 

 

 

84.0

52.2

Firies 50 signs

12:45

13:06

13:37

84.3

52.4

Left at T junction

 

 

 

92.0

57.2

On N70

 

 

 

94.2

58.5

Milltown 50 signs

12:57

13:21

13:56

94.8

58.9

Steward left curve past Post Office

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately right dir Killorglin N70

 

 

 

 

 

Caution for multiple traffic islands from Killorglin 60 signs

 

 

 

101.4

63.0

Killorglin 50 signs

13:06

13:32

14:10

 

 

An Post Prime ahead

 

 

101.7

63.2

Roundabout 2nd exit to cross bridge to Killorglin

 

 

101.9

63.3

Killorglin An Post Prime

13:07

13:32

14:11

102.0

63.4

Right at Y junction in centre, dir Caherciveen to Upper Bridge Street

 

 

102.2

63.5

Roundabout first exit

13:07

13:33

14:11

112.8

70.1

KOM Climb Start signs climb at school

13:21

13:49

14:31

114.1

70.9

Seefin KOM Category 3

13:22

13:51

14:33

114.2

71.0

Glenbeigh 50 signs

13:22

13:51

14:34

 

 

Post Office Prime ahead signs

 

 

115.1

71.5

Glenbeigh An Post Prime

13:23

13:52

14:35

115.4

71.7

Feed Zone for 300m after Glenbeigh

 

 

 

118.0

73.3

Caution for right/left curve at narrow bridge

13:27

13:57

14:41

118.2

73.4

KOM Climb Start signs after bridge

13:27

13:57

14:41

120.5

74.9

Mountain Stage KOM Category 3

13:30

14:00

14:45

121.0

75.2

Overhead rail bridge

 

 

 

126.2

78.4

Caution for right curve at narrow bridge

13:37

14:09

14:56

 

 

KOM Climb Start signs

 

 

 

133.2

82.8

Mount Foley KOM Category 3

13:46

14:19

15:09

138.6

86.1

Caution for narrow bridge

 

 

 

141.4

87.9

Caherciveen 50 signs

13:56

14:32

15:25

142.6

88.6

First passage across finish line, at monument

13:58

14:33

15:27

144.7

89.9

Caution centre road traffic island

 

 

144.8

90.0

Caution centre road traffic island at 100 signs

 

 

147.6

91.7

Right dir Portmagee R565

14:04

14:41

15:36

149.6

93.0

Left at 2nd Y junction at Annagar Bridge, dir St. Finians Bay

 

 

 

150.8

93.7

KOM Climb Start signs at An Gaeltacht sign

 

 

 

153.0

95.1

Raheen KOM Category 2

14:11

14:49

15:46

155.5

96.6

KOM Climb Start signs at concrete bridge ‘Failte go dtí an Gleann’ sign

14:14

14:53

15:51

157.1

97.6

Cill Urlat KOM Category 2

14:16

14:55

15:54

158.5

98.5

25km at 2-storey house on RHS with timber well in garden, corrugated shed on left

14:18

14:57

15:57

159.2

98.9

St Finians Bay 50 signs

14:19

14:58

15:58

159.3

99.0

Right at Y junction at church, dir Portmagee R566

 

 

 

 

 

On R566

 

 

 

160.8

99.9

Caution for sharp left curve at bridge

14:21

15:01

16:01

 

 

KOM start signs at bridge

 

 

 

162.0

100.7

Right at Y, dir Portmagee 6km

 

 

 

163.3

101.5

Coomanaspic KOM Category 1

14:24

15:04

16:06

163.6

101.7

20km signs at shrine on left

 

 

 

166.8

103.6

Right at Y

 

 

 

167.3

104.0

Portmagee 60 signs

14:29

15:10

16:13

168.0

104.4

Straight at Stop sign, dir Caherciveen

14:30

15:12

16:15

174.1

108.2

10km signs at new dormer-type 2-storey house on right.

14:37

15:21

16:26

178.6

111.0

5km at green N70 sign before left turn

14:43

15:27

16:34

178.7

111.0

Left at T junction onto N70 dir Caherciveen

14:43

15:28

16:35

179.6

111.6

4km at LL1599 sign

14:44

15:29

16:36

180.6

112.2

3km at Kerry Community Church

14:45

15:30

16:38

181.0

112.5

Caution traffic islands x2

 

 

 

181.6

112.8

2km at 2nd traffic island (B&B ‘Cat Draoichta’)

14:47

15:32

16:40

182.6

113.5

1km at St. Annes Community Hospital

14:48

15:33

16:42

 

 

500m Old Oratory Gallery & Café

 

 

 

 

 

300m Cha Healys pub

 

 

 

 

 

Steward caution for jutting footpath at pedestrian crossing

 

 

 

 

 

200m O’Connors Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

Divert Team Cars left to O’Connell St at the pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

150m Bubbles Laundry beside Round Tower Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

100m dentist surgey on right

 

 

 

 

 

50m at Iveragh Tile & Plumbing on left, Café Globe on right

 

 

 

 

 

25m TBC

 

 

 

183.6

114.1

Caherciveen Finish Line at the 1916 Monument.

14:49

15:35

16:44

Spotlight on Caherciveen

Cahersiveen


Cathair Saidhbhín, meaning “Little Sadbh’s stone ringfort”.

Cahersiveen is a town in West Kerry, which lies at the foot of the Beentee Mountain on the River Fertha overlooking beautiful Valentia Harbour. Cahersiveen is the capital of the Iveragh Peninsula and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road.

Famous for being the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell - 'The Liberator of Ireland' (1775-1847), Cahersiveen has many historical sites from the 1000 year old Ringforts to the beautiful 19th century O’Connell Memorial Church. The Old Barracks Heritage Centre provides a good insight into Daniel O'Connell as well as local History.

Other nearby attractions include Ballycarbery Castle, two ring forts, and Valentia Island. Located in Caherciveen, lies the shell of Bahagh Workhouse. In 1846 it was converted from a lodge to a sanctuary for the destitute, housing a school, hospital, residential quarters, soup kitchen and a Church. Its doors were closed in 1923.
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