A new-look Rás Tailteann will finish in the seaside town of Blackrock, Co Louth this summer as the event returns to the Irish sporting calendar after a year's absence.

The Rás, sponsored by An Post up until 2017, did not go ahead in 2019 due to a lack of financial support.

It's back for 2020 with a new seven-stage route over 758km from 10 to 14 June.

The 67th edition of the race will travel clockwise around the country with stage finishes in Tipperary village Horse and Jockey, Castleisland, Lisdoonvarna and Kilbeggan.

It will start the final stage in Kinnegad and climax with the finishing circuit in Blackrock.

"The route is expertly designed by Ger Campbell and will allow the riders to race every day, with undulating roads," said race director Eugene Moriarty. 

"It deliberately stays away from multiple big first-category mountains of recent editions. This will open up the race for aggressive racing."