The peleton is heading west after racing over the Wolf Trap mountain yesterday.
The second stage of this year's Rás Tailteann is about to get under in Birr this morning.
The 155 remaining riders face a challenging 154km route that contains 4 categorised climbs.
Conor Goldrick of UK team Richardson Trek is the yellow jersey wearer after taking stage one honours yesterday.
He has a four second lead over Team Embark Spirit's Dan Gardner.
Shane Quinn is best placed of the Midlands Race Team riders after finishing just under 9 minutes down on Goldrick.