Irish Mountain
Running Association


Sunday 28 May, 2023
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Leinster Championship 
Entry opens:
2023-05-23 09:00:00
Entry closes:
2023-05-27 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Route Description:
Free Route between CPs, except for between Croaghanmoira and Fananerin which must be ran along the fence line and from CP5 back to nearby saddle and then down along fence to cross stream on way back to finish. Controls will mark each target Checkpoint.
Getting There:
Drumgoff Recreational Area car park is c. 3k south of Glenmalure in the Aughavanagh direction.
Organisers Instructions:
2023 Race will be run in an anticlockwise direction to avoid a route direction repeat of the recent Aughavannagh Race

Start: Drumgoff Recreation area GR 094 889

CP1 Slieve Maan North Top Spot Height (Brown Knob on EastWest maps) 546m - GR 084 887 Photo

CP2 Slieve Maan Spot Height 547m - GR 082 880 - This is just to the east of ridge path - Ref: Photo

CP3 Carrickshane Spot Height 9 504m) - GR 078 859 - This as small summit cairn just to the east of a line of forest brashings / branches Photo

CP4 Croaghanmoira / Mottie Mountain Summit ( 664m) - GR 099 865 Photo

CP5 Fananerin spot height ( 427m) - GR 112 890

Back to Starting point at Drumgoff Recreation Area from CP5 must be following descending path beside fence from saddle/ Fence junction 500m south west of CP5. Free route choice only after crossing gate and reaching fire road before stream in valley

Recommended map is EastWest Lugnaquillia & Glendalough 1:25,000 scale map

Slieve Maan north (CP1) - is a big cairn amongst peat hags. Photo added to event. Shown on latest EastWest map as 'Brown knob.

Slieve Maan south (CP2) the big boulder in a wide grassy clearing will be a proxy for the high point - photo added to event

Carrickashane (CP3) has a small cairn amongst trees, can be tricky to find, but will be marked - photo added to event.

Croaghanmoira (CP4)has a trig - photo added to event.

The Fananerin highpoint (CP5) doesn't have a trig or cairn, but is pretty obvious end point on the trail up there. The logical path from Croaghanmoira goes down track on side of forest and continues on walking path over the highpoint Mullach on the map. – Do not try to cut corner

Orienteering kites will be put out on each CP. Runners will be given a control card to 'punch' at each control around the route. Car pooling from Glenmalure if possible as limited parking at Drumgoff rec area.

Mandatory Kit:

- Jacket, map, compass

- Phone (optional)

An early start for runners normally over 160% of winners time will be at 10.30am. No early start option for typically faster than 160% of winning time for those looking to get away early from event ;-)

IMRA races are cashless events. Please pay by pre-purchase on the IMRA shop.
Prizegiving Location:
Finish line at Drumgoff Rec area. At the finish competitors must show their control card for the 5 CPs punched.

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers


Driver NameLocationPassing ThroughDepartureSeats AvailableSeats Accepted
David PowerCarrickmines, Dublin09:20:0030
Louis MulleeCabinteely/GlenagearyLoughlinstown/Kilmac09:00:0021
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