The prestigious An Post Ras started in Dunboyne on Sunday last and will finish next Sunday in Skerries, Dublin. On the way you can catch a glimpse of the racers as the travel through Cahir on Friday.
This is the 61st Rás and it is a credit to all involved that the race is operating at the highest standard in such challenging economic times. From the number of county and international teams participating, to the army of volunteers and the energy of the race week itself – the race is a real achievement for everyone involved.
It is fair to say that the appetite among Irish towns to host a stage of An Post Rás is very healthy and this community effort is key to making An Post Rás a destination event in every locality it visits. Each stage has its own flavour because people in local businesses, sporting and community groups create a unique event of the race.
This year 36 county, national and international teams will compete to claim the winner’s jersey. There are 8 stages of the Rás and stage 6, (Mitchelstown to Carlow) takes place on this Friday. The race will travel down the old Cork road past Cahir at the top of the Mitchelstown road and on to Cashel. So if you want to take in the sights of the teams and experience the thrill of An Post Rás firsthand, check it out!
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