The Great Railway Cycle 2023

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre: Church Road, Carrigaline, Ireland

Cycling, Distance running


  • Cycling - 100km - Individual cyclist
  • Cycling - 100km - Team member - must join a team
  • Cycling - 50km - Individual cyclist
  • Cycling - 50km - Team Member - must join a team
  • Cycling - Team Administration - Team Captain


Following in the tracks of The Bandon & South Coast Railway

The Great Railway Cycle follows the general route of the Bandon and South Coast Railway which closed in 1961. The event (previously called the Carrigaline Lions Cycle Classic) is now in its 32nd year and has raised €750,000 for various charities during that period with much of the proceeds going to our principal benefactor, Marymount Hospice.

The Great Railway Cycle 2023 takes place on Saturday, 23rd September.

  • The cycle is a one-day event with distance options of 50km and 100km
  • Starting and finishing at Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre
  • Starting time 10am (Check-in open from 9am)
  • 100km Route: Carrigaline – Innishannon – Kinsale – Carrigaline

For further information, please email:

This cycling event was started in 1991 and has so far raised €750,000 for various charities. Not bad for a fun event! Worthy beneficiaries include Marymount Hospice, ARC Cancer Support, Cork University Hospital, Carrigaline Senior Citizens and the Lions Youth Centre Project which opened in 2015 on Church Road in Carrigaline. 

Event details and schedule

Check-in will take place at the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre from 9am on the morning of Saturday, September 23rd 2023. See for further details.

Organised by

Carrigaline Lions Club

c/o Carrigaline Court Hotel, Carrigaline

Phone: 0868575691

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