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The Paps (An Dá Chích), Derrynasaggart Mountains

May 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:The Paps Loop mountain run.


DATE:Sunday 28 May, 2023


CLIMB (M):750


EVENT DIFFICULTY:7 (2,3,2) – Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, 6Km – 10KmRACE MARKING:Only major junctions marked – Only major junctions marked GPS ALLOWED:Yes LEAGUES: Whiskey In The Jar League ENTRY DETAILS: No entry details have been entered for this event yet. Entries for league events usually open a couple of weeks before the event VOUCHERS ALLOWED: No. Online entry only for this race. ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Out and back course, visiting the West Peak (690m) first, then onto the East Peak (694m),then south to the front of the spur at about W135850 . This is the half-way point. Simply retrace your steps to return to the start/finish area.

The terrain on the Paps is mostly short grass, boggy at times, with only a faint path in places, but all very runnable, and all the major junctions will be marked and/or have a marshal.

The two rounded summits, whose name in Irish means “the two breasts of the goddess Danú”, dominates the view as you travel on the N22 between Baile Bhuirne and Glenflesk. The summits are surmounted by two cairns, believed to be prehistoric burial chambers.


GETTING THERE: On the main N22 Cork to Killarney road. Cladagh Valley / Clonkeen.

From the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, Co Cork, drive on the N22 towards Killarney for 10km. Take right turn sign posted Cladagh Valley / Clonkeen. Keep going until you see the church on your left. Park and register here. From Daly’s Supervalu, Killarney, drive on the N22 towards Ballyvourney / Macroom for 16 km. Take turn off to the left, sign posted Clonkeen. Keep going until you see the church on your right. Park and register here.

The race start is about 1km (an IMRA km) walk/jog/run up the Cladagh Valley from the church. Please park near the church as the road up the valley is narrow and there is very limited parking near the start, and we want to avoid causing inconvenience to the local residents using the road.


Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!


May 28, 2023
1:00 pm


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