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Glendalough Circuit

With it's start and finish at the Monastic Tower in Glendalough, The Glendalough Circuit gives runners the opportunity to explore the Glendalough Valley, Derrybawyn Ridge and the Cullentraghs. It's runner's route choice in between the designated checkpoints (as seen below). Depending on route choice the challenge is approximately 13.8k/550m.


Check Points

Monastic Tower - 122 968

Derrybawn Summit - 119 955

Cullentragh Summit - 122 936

Jack of the Rags (where trail meets rd) - 133 946

St. Saviour's Church - 133 965

Further details:

Like all our challenges, it's runner's choice when they attempt Glendalough Circuit. Announcement needs to be made to IMC, via email or message, prior to attempt. Pacers and gps use are welcome. Please see full RULES and GUIDELINES below. 

Route can be ran clockwise or anti-clockwise. Separate records will be kept for both completions. 

We recommend East West Mappings Lugnaquilla/Glendalough 1:25,000 map for this challenge. 


Rules and guidelines:

  • Athletes must carry coat, hat, gloves, foil blanket, first aid kit, whistle, map/compass and/or gps for the duration of the challenge.

  • Runners must announce their attempt to IMC, prior to their run. 


  • GPS devices are allowed and pacers are allowed. The same pacer(s) can not complete the length of the challenge with the runner. Otherwise, it will be considered a team completion. 

  • If a runner chooses to attempt their challenge unsupported and/or solely with map and compass navigation, then this will be specified on the results page. 

  • Completed challenges will be validated when a runner/s supply IMC with a gpx of their run. If a runner chooses to navigate solely via map/compass, and they would like this to be specified in their results, then they will have to supply gps tracking link from their run. 


This is a personal challenge. IMC's only involvement is to agree to record attempts. Neither IMC, its servants or agents can accept any responsibility of any nature or kind for loss, damage or injury suffered by a participant who takes part or attempts Glendalough Circuit. Each participant takes part at their own risk and is fully responsible for their own safety, support and equipment.

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