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Flagstaff to Carlingford Mountain Race

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Sunday 16th June 2024

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Wednesday 22nd May 2024
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Friday 14th June 2024 at 10:00
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Lorcan Vallely

Flagstaff to Carlingford (c)

sponsored by Lila’s Outdoors, Armagh

Category: Long

Distance: 10.3 miles

Climbing: 3400 feet

This is a 'point-to-point' race and a bus will be provided from the registration in Carlingford to the start of the race for the first 70 entrants - subsequent entrants may have to get dropped off at the start, depending on how many turn up on the day.

Race Route

The race follows the ridge of the Cooley mountains to Slieve Foye and hence Carlingford. The route is about 10.3 miles long, with 3400 feet of climb (depending on route choices!).

Start: about 150 metres up the road from the track entrance GR 112194


  1. Anglesey Mt 104176
  2. Clermont 099171
  3. Black Mountain 099158
  4. Carnawaddy Mountain(Cairn) 113139
  5. Windy Gap 131136  **Please note, the cut-off time of 1hr 45mins will be strictly enforced at Checkpoint 5**
  6. Slieve Foye 169120
  7. Finish: Carlingford (lane into main street) 188116

(coordinates from Mournes 1:50000 OS map)

Armagh AC’s “Flagstaff to Carlingford Mountain Race” takes place on Sunday 16th June 2024. This is a 10.3 mile (16.5km) Mountain Race with approximately 3,400 feet (1000m) of ascent and as with all mountain races navigation and local knowledge are essential skills. This particular route and terrain is vulnerable to poor visibility with mist and poor weather. Even in favourable weather conditions. Full body cover will be required along with essential kit, so: waterproof top and bottoms, hat, gloves, map and compass. Race Director will undertake a mandatory Kit Check before boarding Coach to Start. Free Coach Transfer to Start for first 70 Athletes Registered. Unfortunately, no Entries on the Day. Min. age is 17 years old. Registration from 0930Hrs at Tourist Information Office Car Park, Carlingford.Coach to Start leaves Tourist Information Car Park at 1030Hrs (sharp).Prizegiving & Refreshments afterwards at The Foy Centre, Dundalk St. Carlingford, A91 D42A.

Note: The forest path halfway around will be out of bounds this year - just after checkpoint 5. This will be announced at the race briefing.

There is a new map of the Cooleys available from East West mapping: 

Info from their website:

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Event Location
Tourist Information Office Car Park, Carlingford