19 Aug 2022

Racing through Kilkenny - Locals cheer on Ras na mBan

Stages 1 and 2 - Callan and Piltown

Some of the best international womens' cycling teams have been racing on the roads of Kilkenny this week for Ras na mBan.

People have shown great support for the cyclists over the first few stages, and you can scroll through our photographs to see familiar people and places on the stages!

This weekend the race will come to a speedy climax with an individual time trial, an exciting criterium through the streets of the city, and a grand final stage that will finish in the shadow of Kilkenny Castle.

Get out to watch the exciting action - and take note there will be temporary road closures in the city over the weekend!


Individual Time Trial: Tullaroan to Ballybay. 10am to 12noon

Kilkenny City Criterium. 6.30pm to 7.30pm.


Stage 6: Kilkenny – Kells – Dunamaggin – Knocktopher – Thomastown – Inistioge – Woodstock – Thomastown – Paulstown – Kilkenny Castle. 11.30am to 2pm.

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Rás  na mBan 2021 Stage 2 - The peleton is cheered on, as they cycle from Kilkenny to Piltown

Photo: Lorraine O'Sullivan

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