Rás na mBan is the premier women’s cycling event in Ireland. In its current format it runs for five days with a total of six stages to a total of over 400km of racing action.
For 2018 the event will be headquartered for a third time in County Kilkenny in south Leinster.
The event is promoted by the Rás na mBan organisers under the auspices of Cycling Ireland.
The 2017 edition of the race was the 12th under the title of Rás na mBan and the 31st annual international stage race for women in Ireland.
A total of 117 riders from 25 teams representing 16 different nations took the start in Kilkenny for an event that has become established as one of the toughest and friendliest autumn stage races on the calendar.
For a more detailed history of the event and a list of winners see history.