How to get there
The triathlon takes place at Port beach, just north of the village of Clogherhead in Co. Louth and accessed via local road L2244. (GPS 53.827153, -6.261462). Registration, transition and parking are all at the same site.
In general, most people will travel north or south on the M1 and exit at Junction 12 for Dunleer. Click here to see the route and directions from M1 Junction 12 to Port beach on Google Maps.
From Dublin and south, Dundalk / Newry and north:
Travelling from Dublin and further south you will exit the M1 motorway at Junction 12, proceed to the end of the slip road, and turn right onto the R169, direction Dunleer (note: the M1 is a tolled road between Dublin and Junction 12, cost is €1.90 for a car).
Travelling from Dundalk, Newry, and further north, you will exit the M1 motorway at Junction 12, proceed to the end of the slip road, and turn left onto the R169, direction Dunleer.
In both cases, at the next T-junction, turn left onto the R132, direction Dunleer.
Continue on the R132 into the village of Dunleer. In the centre of the village, turn right onto the R170, direction Clogherhead. There is a fenced compound belonging to a hardware store at this junction.
Follow the R170 and then the R166 towards Clogherhead. There are a number of sharp junctions along the road, stay on the R170/R166.
Continue along the R166 until you see a yellow sign directing you to turn left for the Triathlon (you may see signs before this for Port beach, please ignore these and do not turn off the road until you see our sign).
Continue to the end of this road and then turn left onto the Coast Road (this will be signposted with a yellow sign). Travel along this road for about 2 km and you will reach Port beach.
If you miss the turn and end up in Clogherhead village, turnaround and go back towards Dunleer. You will come to a crossroads with a church on the right hand side. Turn right at this crossroads and follow the road signs for “Coast Road” and “Port beach”. Continue along this road for about 3.5 km and you will reach Port beach.
From Drogheda take the R166 to Termonfeckin and then onwards to Clogherhead.
Continue on the R166 through the village of Clogherhead and you will come to a crossroads with a church on the right hand side.
Turn right at this crossroads following the road signs for “Coast Road” and “Port beach”.
Continue along this road for about 3.5 km and you will reach Port beach.