Leg 1 -  Avondale House - Clara Vale (14km)  Click here

 

Avondale House to Clara Vale 

Distance 13km

Leg 1- Avondale House to Clara Vale 

Distance : 14km     Map Coordinates: X 19500 Y 86200

GPS Coordinates: 52 54 48 -6 13 21

Sets off from Avondale House along the Scots Pine and Eucalyptus lined trails to the Avonmore River. Keep to the riverside trail until the exit from the park, up steps into a small industrial park. After approx. 100M, turn right through a gate/style and run down through a field to a small bridge. Cross over, keep left and follow the river to an exit beside the co-op. Turn right, follow the Moneystown road for 1Km to the Stump of The Castle Forest entrance. From here, follow the Avonmore Way for approx. 4Km – then take a fork to the left (continuing along the river) to the road and turn left towards Clara Vale Church.


From here runners continue for 1Km along the Avonmore Way to a main road. Turn left, then 50M on the right is the changeover point, a gate into Trooperstown Forest.

Leg 2 - Clara Vale to Paddock Hill (10.7km)  Click here

 

Clara Vale to Paddock Hill

Distance 10.7km

 

Leg 2 Clara Vale 
to Paddock Hill

Distance : 10.7km      Map Coordinates: X 16600 Y 93300

GPS Coordinates: 52 58 38 -6 15 47

Starting at the entrance to Trooperstown Forest, follow the forest track, keeping left at the first fork to a house at a T junction. Turn left at the T junction and run for approximately 80M and then take the narrow trail to the right up through the woods and crossing over another forest track. Continue on the narrow trail to a gate. Beyond the gate is a grassy trail continuing straight for a short distance and then veers right in an anti-clockwise loop around the lower slopes of Trooperstown Hill.


This trail is just over 3Km and leads down to a communications mast on a road where you turn right and follow the Avonmore Way to a junction just immediately before The Mountain Rescue building. Turn right for 100M, then left along a pedestrian trail to the main Laragh road. Cross over and continue up the forest track to another road. Cross over and follow the forest trail to the Wicklow Way. Turn right and continue for approx. 2Km to the changeover point at Paddock Hill.

Leg 3 - Paddock Hill to Lough Tay (10km)  Click here

 

Paddock Hill to Lough Tay

Distance 10km

 

Leg 3 Paddock Hill to Lough Tay

Distance : 10.0km     Map Coordinates:  X 15300 Y 99800

GPS Coordinates:  53 2 11 -6 16 54


From Paddock Hill, runners head north along the Wicklow Way past Oldbridge and up over Sliabh Boc to Lough Tay. 

Leg 4 -  Lough Tay to Laragh (15km)  Click here

 

Lough Tay to Laragh

Distance 15km

 

Leg 4 Lough Tay to Laragh

Distance : 15km      Map Coordinates: X 17200 Y 06500

 GPS Coordinates: 53 5 46 -6 15 3

This Leg follows the Wicklow Way south up over Paddock Hill and down onto the Laragh/Glenmacnass road. Runners cross the road here and continue along the W.W. until they have crossed the footbridge at which point they leave the W.W. by keeping left and follow the fire road down to a barrier where you keep left down the hill to a shop on your right hand side on the main Laragh to Glendalough road. From here you cross the road and run left in the direction of Lynham's Pub, at which point you turn right and run along the main Laragh to Rathdrum road for 430 metres to a small white pedestrian gate leading to the GAA Pavilion and Change over point.

Leg 5 -  Laragh to Glenmalure Lodge (15km)  Click here

 

Laragh to Glenmalure Lodge

Distance 15km.

 

Leg 5 Laragh to Glenmalure Lodge 

Distance : 15km    Map Coordinates X 14100 Y 96300

 GPS Coordinates 53 0 17 -6 17 59

The final and toughest leg of 'The Relay' sets off from Laragh GAA Club and runs through the Woolen Mills yard and along the Green road for about 500 metres where you keep left along the Orange road for a further 2.5km. At this point you will take a left turn onto the WW and follow it up onto the Board walk at Mullacor Mountain. From here take a deep breath, note the
view and enjoy the final fast 5.5km descent to the finish at Glenmalure Lodge.


Glenmalure Lodge ; GPS Coordinates: 52 57 27 -6 21 12