Appeal for Road Safety as Rás Mumhan Passes on Good Friday

Cyclists at the launch The Kerry Group Ras Mumhan, Four Day International Cycle Race 2019 with the various points jerseys: Included are, from left: Conor Kissane, Polka Dot; Richard Cleverly, Second Category; Richard Maes, Stage Winner; Conor Hennebry, 2018 winner; Bernard Sweeney, Points jersey and Tadhg O’Shea, U-23.

The Kerry Group Ras Mumhan, Four Day International Cycle Race gets under way on the roads of Kerry and Limerick on Good Friday next April 19th and will finish on Easter Monday morning April 22nd.

Through Castleisland

The race, and all it entails, will pass through Castleisland on Good Friday afternoon at approximately 4pm to 4:15pm. .

The total race distance for the four days is 500km and includes 26 categorised climbs, with the one category one ascent of Coom an Easpaig outside Portmagee on Sunday.

155 Elite Riders

With 155 Elite riders representing 31 teams from Ireland, England, and Holland included it will add an International mix to face the starter on Good Friday . A prize fund of over €7,000, is on offer to make sure its highly competitive.

Stages Involved

Stage 1. Good Friday, April 19 th 2.50pm Killorglin-Sliabh Luachra-Killorglin.

This is the eight consecutive year to go to the Sliabh Luachra region of East Kerry. The Ras will start in Killorglin taking the riders to Killarney, on to Kilcummin, Scartaglin, Castleisland, Currans, Ballyfinnane, Firies, Milltown and finishing in Killorglin around 5pm – a total of 100km with three climbs.

Safety is Paramount

This international race will be on the roads of Kerry Limerick for four days. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and see this great spectacle as it passes by.

However, safety is paramount and the organisers are asking the people in the relevant areas to cooperate with the Gardai and stewards at the event.

Keep Dogs Under Control

Please keep dogs under control and off the race route and expect traffic delays while the race is in your area.

Stage two on Saturday April 20th 11am will take in North Kerry and West Limerick. Stage three will be on Easter Sunday April 21st at 11.30am. Waterville and Coom an Easpaigh Stage.

Stage four on Easter Monday, April 22nd at 10am is the Beaufort and Killorglin final stage.

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