Christmas came early for the promoters of the Rás Na mBan with An Post delivering the welcome news that they intend to keep the wheels rolling for next season.
Also Ireland's premier stage cycle race for women will have a new base in 2013.
After five years in Kerry, the organisation has opted for a change of scenery.
The event will continue with six stages over five days and it will be housed in Ennis.
It has been pencilled in from September 11-15.
"We're grateful for the assistance of Clare County Council and Clare Sports Partnership in making a new base in Clare for what will be an exciting new chapter for the event," said race organiser Valerie Considine.
"We are delighted with the steadfast support which An Post has given the race and the extended support from Cycling Ireland."