An Post Rás 2014 - Stage 5

Dé Deardaoin Bealtaine 22 / Thursday May 22

Cahirciveen - Clonakilty 168.9 km

Stage Summary

  • CAHIRCIVEEN START,
  • Waterville, KOM Category 2 at Coomakista (km 22), Derrynane, Castlecove, Sneem, KOM Category 3 at Derryquinn (km 53.6), Templenoe, Kenmare, Bohane, KOM Category 2 at Tunnel Road/Caha Pass (km 94.1), Glengarriff, KOM Category 3 at Derrycreha (km 107.3), Ballylickey, Pearse’s Bridge, Kealkill, KOM Category 3 at Cousane (km 127.6), Dunmanway, Ballingurteen, Drinagh,
  • CLONAKILTY 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

2.4

1.5

End of neutral zone at two large signs for oncoming traffic indicating traffic calming 200m

0.0

0.0

0km signs for Start of Racing

11:03

11:03

11:04

 

 

On N70

 

 

 

2.5

1.6

Straight at junction for Portmagee

11:03

11:03

11:04

11.4

7.1

Right at complex junction dir Waterville at Texaco garage

 

 

 

14.0

8.7

Waterville 50 signs

11:17

11:21

11:26

14.2

8.8

Straight at complex junction at Butler Arms Hotel

 

 

 

15.4

9.6

KOM start signs at large green sign on RHS for Kenmare 59km

11:19

11:23

11:28

17.0

10.6

Caution for right curve at narrow bridge

11:21

11:25

11:31

22.0

13.7

Coomakista KOM Category 2

11:27

11:33

11:41

27.5

17.1

Derrynane 50 signs

11:34

11:41

11:51

34.0

21.1

Castlecove 50 signs

11:42

11:51

12:03

47.8

29.7

Caution for narrow bridge

 

 

 

48.6

30.2

Sneem 50 signs

12:00

12:12

12:31

49.0

30.4

Caution for narrow bridge

 

 

 

50.0

31.1

50km signs at 100kph signs leaving town

12:02

12:15

12:33

50.0

31.1

KOM Climb Start signs

12:02

12:15

12:33

53.6

33.3

Derryquinn KOM Category 3

12:07

12:20

12:40

63.0

39.1

Caution for narrow bridge Blackwater Bridge

12:18

12:34

12:58

68.2

42.4

Templenoe sign

12:25

12:42

13:07

75.0

46.6

Kenmare 50 signs

12:33

12:52

13:20

75.1

46.7

Right at T junction dir Town Centre 1km

 

 

 

75.8

47.1

Straight at 4rdsX

 

 

 

76.1

47.3

Right at roundabout at T Junction dir Skibbereen N71

 

 

 

76.2

47.3

Left at T junction at Post Office

12:35

12:54

13:22

 

 

On N71

 

 

 

77.9

48.4

Steward oncoming traffic after bridge at junction

12:37

12:56

13:26

 

 

Bear left at junction, dir Skibberreen

 

 

 

85.6

53.2

Bohane Town sign on left

12:47

13:08

13:40

87.2

54.2

KOM Climb Start signs at church

12:49

13:10

13:43

94.1

58.5

Tunnel Road KOM Category 2

12:57

13:21

13:56

103.0

64.0

Glengarriff 50 signs

13:08

13:34

14:13

104.4

64.9

KOM Climb Start signs at Eccles Hotel

13:10

13:36

14:15

106.0

65.9

100 signs

 

 

 

107.3

66.7

Derrycreha KOM Category 3

13:14

13:40

14:21

114.4

71.1

Ballylickey 60 signs

13:23

13:51

14:34

115.0

71.5

Feed Zone 50m after Cronins garage for 200m

13:23

13:52

14:35

115.2

71.6

Straight at complex junction dir Macroom R584, Gouganebarra

13:24

13:52

14:36

117.1

72.8

Pearse’s Bridge

13:26

13:55

14:39

117.5

73.0

Caution for S-bend at bridge

13:26

13:56

14:40

 

 

On R584

 

 

 

119.7

74.4

Kealkill 50 signs

13:29

13:59

14:44

120.2

74.7

Right at Y junction dir Crookstown 45, R585

13:30

14:00

14:45

 

 

Post Office at Y junction

 

 

 

120.2

74.7

KOM Climb Start signs

13:30

14:00

14:45

 

 

On R585

 

 

 

127.6

79.3

Cousane KOM Category 3

13:39

14:11

14:59

135.0

83.9

Right, dir Dunmanway on L4609, signed Dunmanway 10k

13:48

14:22

15:13

 

 

On L4609

 

 

 

136.8

85.0

Right at Y junction at Yield sign

13:51

14:25

15:16

143.9

89.4

Dunmanway 50 signs

13:59

14:35

15:29

 

 

25K signs at 50 signs

 

 

 

144.0

89.5

Right at complex junction at Market Square, dir Clonakilty

 

 

 

144.5

89.8

Left at Y junction dir Clonakilty 24km

 

 

 

144.6

89.9

Straight through Xroads dir Clonakilty on R599

 

 

 

144.9

90.0

Left at Y junction at D Oil Company

14:01

14:37

15:31

 

 

On R599

 

 

 

149.0

92.6

20k signs at sign on right for Clonakilty

 

 

 

149.7

93.0

Right at Y, (unsigned) stay on R599

14:07

14:44

15:40

150.0

93.2

Left Y junction dir Clonakilty

 

 

 

151.1

93.9

Left at Y junction

14:08

14:46

15:43

154.1

95.8

Ballingurteen

14:12

14:51

15:48

 

 

Right at Y, dir Clonakilty on R599

 

 

 

156.6

97.3

Drinagh 50 signs

14:15

14:54

15:53

156.8

97.4

Right at Y, dir Clonakilty 10K

 

 

 

158.8

98.7

10km at small bungalow, cream-coloured on LHS, gates into two different fields/yellow/black sign on LHS with staggered junction

 

 

 

160.8

99.9

Left dir Clonakilty 7km

14:21

15:01

16:01

163.9

101.8

5km at junction L95993/8 on LHS, at house called Woodview on LHS

14:24

15:05

16:07

164.7

102.3

4km at left curve, chevrons on right

14:25

15:07

16:08

165.7

103.0

Left at T junction dir Clonakilty on N71

14:27

15:08

16:10

165.9

103.1

3km at T-junction turning left onto N71 dir Clonakilty

 

 

 

 

On N71

 

 

 

166.7

103.6

2km at 60km speed signs

 

 

 

166.9

103.7

Roundabout, 2nd exit dir Town Centre
Divert team cars – roundabout first exit onto Western Rd. Follow signs to Station House Car Park

14:28

15:10

16:12

167.0

103.8

Roundabout, 1st exit, dir Bandon

14:28

15:10

16:13

167.4

104.0

Clonakilty 50 signs

14:29

15:11

16:13

167.4

104.0

1km at pedestrian crossing at entrance to Quality Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

500m at entrance to temporary car park on RHS opposite Lamb Street electrical sub-station

 

 

 

167.7

104.2

Pedestrian Crossing

14:29

15:11

16:14

 

 

400m at The Wheelpump to Connolly St

 

 

 

 

 

300m at junction Kent Street, outside Dano’s Pub on LHS

 

 

 

 

 

250m at Collins Brooks & Associates Solicitors, nr 7 on RHS

 

 

 

 

 

200m at intersection with Pearse Street/MacCurtain Hill

 

 

 

 

 

150m at ice-cream/coffee shop on left

 

 

 

 

 

125m outside house nr 24

 

 

 

 

 

100m outside Kilgarriff Church on left

 

 

 

 

 

75m at house nr 13

 

 

 

 

 

50m at start of road to left, at end of footpath on finish straight

 

 

 

 

 

25m at house called ‘Seaview,’ blue door on right

 

 

 

168.9

104.9

Finish line on McCurtains Hill, Garda Station on RHS

14:31

15:13

16:16

Spotlight on Clonakilty

Clonakilty


Cloich na Coillte means the “Kilty Stone”.

The stone known as the “Kilty Stone” is recorded as being from a local Norman castle and has been used for centuries as a symbol of the town’s foundation. It once stood outside the courthouse as well as the buttermarket, before being placed at Asna Square.

Clonakilty is a small town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately 45 minutes away by road to the west of Cork City. The town is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay and is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming.

The town won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1999 and every year since has gained awards for its environmental efforts. The cleanliness is the result in part of the voluntary efforts of local shopkeepers and staff. In 2003, Clonakilty became Ireland's first ever official Fair Trade Town. In 2007 it was awarded the status of European Destination of Excellence by the European Commission at a ceremony in Portugal and is Ireland's first recipient of this prestigious title.

Clonakilty is extremely rich in the ancient monuments and dwelling places of its early and pre-celtic settlers. The Normans made the area their home and their castles and surnames survive to the present day.Michael Collins, who was the Director of Intelligence for the IRA, which campaigned for independence from Britain in the 1920–1921 period, and later the Free State movement, lived in Clonakilty and attended the local boys' national school. He is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading historical figures. A statue of Michael Collins by local artist Kevin Holland was erected in the centre of Clonakilty.
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