Beyond the Wall 2024

Beyond the Wall, organised by Triathlon Ireland’s esteemed ‘Triathlon Club of the Year 2023’, Down Triathlon Club is thrilled to announce Finnebrogue as their title sponsor for this year’s National Series race.

The highly anticipated annual event is back at Castle Ward Estate for it’s third consecutive year, first as National Series on Sunday 30th June 2024 with an 8:30am start. Anticipating a turnout of 450 dedicated triathletes, the event promises a day of thrilling competition.

Beyond the Wall Triathlon challenges athletes from all over the island of Ireland to embark on a truly extraordinary adventure, pushing their physical and mental limits to conquer ‘the wall’.  Inspired by its setting – the location of Game of Thrones at Castle Ward Estate, participants are invited to test their limits.

Participants will navigate a stunning course that encompasses a variety of tough terrains, including hills and dales of Downpatrick, forest and shore of National Trust Estate, Castle Ward, and in the waters of Coal Quay – Strangford Lough.

Finnebrogue, a leading UK food producer and the largest private employer in Downpatrick, has pledged its support to the local Triathlon club, not only for race promotion but also to elevate the overall race day experience. Finnebrogue will provide financial backing to ensure the event’s excellence.

Moreover, Finnebrogue will host a post-race hot dog stand for both triathletes and spectators, featuring their premium Finnebrogue range – gluten-free and crafted without artificial preservatives.

Anthea McAuley, Finnebrogue’s Communications Manager, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating:

“Finnebrogue is thrilled to be title sponsor for the first County Down heat of the National Series Beyond the Wall Triathlon. This remarkable event epitomises drive and determination, and we’re proud to support an initiative that aligns with our own commitment to promoting health and wellbeing.

“We encourage everyone to get out and support the triathletes on the day and prepare to be inspired as they push the boundaries in this phenomenal all-Ireland challenge.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors from across Ireland to the beautiful Castleward Estate where they’ll enjoy a taste of Finnebrogue from our new Finnebrogue food truck.”

In response, Race Director Matthew Whittaker extended a warm invitation to Finnebrogue, saying:

“We are thrilled to welcome Finnebrogue as our title sponsor for the 2024 Beyond The Wall Triathlon. Their support will undoubtedly enhance the race experience for participants and spectators alike. Together, we look forward to delivering an unforgettable event and making a positive impact on the community.”

Limited entries are still available for the Beyond The Wall Triathlon. For more information and registration, please visit or the Triathlon Ireland website.

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About Down Triathlon Club:

Down Triathlon Club is dedicated to empowering athletes to tackle challenges like Beyond The Wall. By promoting a culture of pushing boundaries and embracing adventure, the club aims to inspire individuals to realise their full potential and conquer obstacles.

For more information, visit or register at Triathlon Ireland.