An Post Rás 2017 - Stage 7

Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 27 / Saturday May 27 

Donegal Town to Ardee, 167.3 km

Stage Summary

  • DONEGAL TOWN START,
  • Laghey, Pettigoe, Kesh, Lisnarick, Trory, Enniskillen, Tamlaght, Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler, Clones, Newbliss, Cootehill, Shercock, Carrickmacross, 
  • ARDEE FINISH.
Riders Sign‑On John Bosco Centre, Railway Park, Milltown, Donegal 9.30 - 10.30
Assembly John Bosco Centre, Railway Park, Milltown, Donegal 10.45
Ceremonial Start At finish line in The Diamond 11.00
Neutralised 2.0km  

Estimated time of arrival at kilometres per hour 48 40 32
KM Ml Road No. Location Back
wind
Average Head wind
        11:00 11:00 11:00
0.0 0.0   Leaving St. John Bosco Centre      
0.0 0.0   Turn left to Drumrooske Road      
0.1 0.1   Turn right on Tirchonnaill Street to Bridge Street      
0.3 0.2   Turn left from Bridge Street to The Diamond      
0.4 0.2   Ceremonial Start at Forget Me Knot Interiors and Four Master Bookshop,
The Diamond
     
0.0 0.0   Keep right at Y junction direction Sligo on N15      
0.1 0.1   Keep left at Y junction direction Sligo R267 to Quay Street      
2.0 1.2   End of neutralised section at Abbot Diabetes Care Entrance on left      
0.0 0.0   Race Start signs at Abbot Diabetes Care Entrance on left 11:00 11:00 11:00
1.8 1.1 N115 Tullyearl Roundabout, take 2nd exit, direction Sligo/Ballyshannon 11:02 11:02 11:03
3.2 2.0   Entering Laghey 11:04 11:04 11:06
3.3 2.1 R232 Turn left to R232 11:04 11:04 11:06
3.5 2.2   Keep right at 7 Arches Bar in Laghey 11:04 11:05 11:06
4.0 2.5 R232 Keep left at Y junction direction Pettigo on R232 11:05 11:06 11:07
23.4 14.5   Entering Pettigoe 11:29 11:35 11:43
24.4 15.2   At T junction turn right direction Enniskillen 11:30 11:36 11:45
24.5 15.2   Turn left immediately after post office 11:30 11:36 11:45
24.9 15.5 A35 Welcome to Northern Ireland 60mph speed restriction A35/Pettigoe Road 11:31 11:37 11:46
32.5 20.2 A35 40mph speed restriction sign entering Kesh 11:40 11:48 12:00
33.0 20.5   Central Reservation with Roundabout, take 1st exit, continue straight through 11:41 11:49 12:01
33.1 20.6   At Roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Enniskillen 11:41 11:49 12:02
34.8 21.6 A47 Keep right Enniskillen on A47, junction on left 11:43 11:52 12:05
38.7 24.0   Entering Lisnarick 11:48 11:58 12:12
48.6 30.2   Entering Trory 50mph speed restriction signs 12:00 12:12 12:31
50.0 31.1   50km done signs at the 2nd entrance to St Angelo Enniskillen airport on right 12:02 12:15 12:33
50.9 31.6 A32 At roundabout. Take 2nd exit direction Enniskillen, Belfast, Irvinestown Road 12:03 12:16 12:35
52.9 32.9   Entering Enniskillen 12:06 12:19 12:39
53.3 33.1 A32 At roundabout, take 1st exit direction Enniskillen 12:06 12:19 12:39
54.0 33.6 A32 At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Enniskillen/Town Centre 12:07 12:21 12:41
56.2 34.9   Pedestrian Crossing and traffic lights. Keep left 12:10 12:24 12:45
56.3 35.0   At 4 roads cross, keep left in filter lane 12:10 12:24 12:45
56.4 35.0   Junction with traffic lights, continue straight through, past McDonald’s and Ford Garage on left 12:10 12:24 12:45
56.5 35.1 A4 Keep right at Y junction, direction Belfast/Maguiresbridge/Lisnaskea 12:10 12:24 12:45
56.6 35.2   Traffic lights outside Tesco on right, junction on left, continue straight through 12:10 12:24 12:46
60.9 37.8   Entering Tamlaght 12:16 12:31 12:54
61.5 38.2 B514 Turn right to Gola Road 12:16 12:32 12:55
      Twisty road for several km      
65.9 40.9 B514 Keep left at Y junction direction Lisnaskea 12:22 12:38 13:03
72.4 45.0   Entering Lisnaskea 12:30 12:48 13:15
73.1 45.4   Keep left at Y junction. Ensure riders stay to left. 12:31 12:49 13:17
73.2 45.5   Turn right at T junction 12:31 12:49 13:17
73.4 45.6 A34 At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Lisnaskea/Newtownbutler 12:31 12:50 13:17
79.8 49.6 A34 Keep right at Y junction on A34 direction Newtownbutler/Clones 12:39 12:59 13:29
83.8 52.1   Newtownbutler 30mph speed restriction signs 12:44 13:05 13:37
84.3 52.4   At mini roundabout, turn left direction Clones at Clones Credit Union, Main Street. 12:45 13:06 13:38
84.6 52.6 B143/A34 Keep right at Y junction, direction Clones 12:45 13:06 13:38
91.6 56.9   Cross border. Welcome to Co. Monaghan 12:54 13:17 13:51
92.0 57.2 R183 Entering Clones 12:55 13:18 13:52
93.1 57.8 R183 Turn right at 4 roads cross and traffic lights 12:56 13:19 13:54
93.2 57.9   Post Office in Supervalu on left, very narrow street, Fermanagh Street 12:56 13:19 13:54
93.4 58.0   At T junction turn left direction Monaghan 12:56 13:20 13:55
93.4 58.0   Immediately followed by pedestrian crossing 12:56 13:20 13:55
93.4 58.0   Immediately followed by right turn 12:56 13:20 13:55
93.5 58.1 R183 Keep left at Y junction direction Newbliss and Ballybay 12:56 13:20 13:55
97.5 60.6   Turn left over bridge 13:01 13:26 14:02
97.6 60.6 R183 Immediate right turn direction Ballybay 13:02 13:26 14:03
100.8 62.6   Stone archway over road. Height 15'7" / 4.8m. 13:06 13:31 14:09
101.1 62.8   Entering Newbliss 13:06 13:31 14:09
101.5 63.1 R189 Turn right at T junction, direction Cootehill on R189. Post Office on left 13:06 13:32 14:10
101.7 63.2   Keep left at Y junction 13:07 13:32 14:10
111.3 69.2 R188 At T junction, turn right, direction Cootehill 13:19 13:46 14:28
112.9 70.2   Welcome to Co Cavan sign 13:21 13:49 14:31
113.5 70.5   Welcome to Cootehill 13:21 13:50 14:32
114.1 70.9   4 roads cross, turn left direction Shercock, Castleblayney to Market Street 13:22 13:51 14:33
115.8 72.0 R190 Keep left at Y junction direction Shercock and Ballybay 13:24 13:53 14:37
116.4 72.3 R192 Keep right at Y junction direction Shercock 13:25 13:54 14:38
130.2 80.9   Right hand bend, Welcome to Shercock 13:42 14:15 15:04
130.5 81.1   At T junction turn left to Main Street 13:43 14:15 15:04
130.8 81.3 R178 At top of Main Street, turn left direction Carrickmacross on R178 (sign partially hidden) 13:43 14:16 15:05
131.4 81.6 R178 Keep right at sweeping right hand junction with 4 roads cross.
Continue direction Carrickmacross
13:44 14:17 15:06
132.4 82.3   Welcome to Co. Monaghan sign 13:45 14:18 15:08
141.2 87.7   Keep left at Y junction 13:56 14:31 15:24
142.3 88.4   25km to go sign at bungalow on left with blue corrugated sheds to rear 13:57 14:33 15:26
143.4 89.1   Entering Carrickmacross 13:58 14:34 15:28
143.7 89.3 N2 At roundabout take 1st exit, (left turn) direction All Routes on N2 13:59 14:35 15:29
144.2 89.6   Turn right direction All Routes, immediately followed by Central
reservation and pedestrian crossing on Castleblaney Road
14:00 14:36 15:30
144.5 89.8 N2 Turn right at T junction on N2 14:00 14:36 15:30
145.0 90.1   Turn left to Main Street at Shirley Arms Hotel 14:01 14:37 15:31
145.6 90.5   Keep left at Caffreys Furniture 14:02 14:38 15:33
146.3 90.9 R178 Turn left to Oriel Road direction Dublin/Dundalk at Lidl 14:02 14:39 15:34
147.2 91.5 N2 Dundalk Road Roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Derry, Dublin on N2 14:04 14:40 15:36
147.3 91.5   20km to go just before bus shelter and bus stop 14:04 14:40 15:36
147.8 91.8 N2 Turn left at T junction, direction Ardee/Dublin on major road, N2 14:04 14:41 15:37
153.4 95.3   4 roads cross, continue straight through 14:11 14:50 15:47
157.3 97.7   10km to go at bungalow on right. The Professionals with worksheds 14:16 14:55 15:54
162.3 100.8   5km to go at The Cottage on right with eagles on pillars 14:22 15:03 16:04
163.3 101.5   4km to go at large sign on left black and yellow sign ramps at 200m 14:24 15:04 16:06
163.6 101.7   At Carrickmacross Roundabout, take 2nd exit 14:24 15:05 16:06
163.9 101.8   At Dundalk Road Roundabout, take 2nd exit 14:24 15:05 16:07
164.3 102.1   3km to go at roundabout sign 300m facing back towards Ardee 14:25 15:06 16:08
164.7 102.3   At Roundabout, take 1st exit direction Dublin Belfast (continue straight through) 14:25 15:07 16:08
165.3 102.7   2km to go at River Dee sign just before right hand turn for Ardee south R170 14:26 15:07 16:09
165.3 102.7 R170 Turn right direction Ardee South on R170 14:26 15:07 16:09
165.8 103.0 R170/N2 Turn right at T junction to R170/N2 14:27 15:08 16:10
166.3 103.3   1km to go at O’Dowds Veterinary Hospital at town end of Hospital, parking area 14:27 15:09 16:11
166.6 103.5   Ramp 14:28 15:09 16:12
166.8 103.6   Ramp 14:28 15:10 16:12
166.8 103.6   500m to go at Annies News on left 14:28 15:10 16:12
166.9 103.7 N2 4 roads cross. Turn right to Bridge Street on N2 14:28 15:10 16:12
166.9 103.7   400m to go at bridge 14:28 15:10 16:12
167.2 103.9   Team Car Diversion 110m to go at junction – left diversion for cars, entrance to Supervalu 14:29 15:10 16:13
167.3 104.0   Finish line at house just before Ardee School of Music. 14:29 15:10 16:13

Donegal Town to Ardee

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