Dublin Marathon to keep city centre start and finish locations

Dublin Marathon To Keep City Centre Start And Finish Locations
The 2024 Dublin Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 27th. Photo: Inpho
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Muireann Duffy

The start and finish points for the Dublin Marathon will remain in the city centre for 2024, despite concerns raised over traffic disruption during the event.

The marathon is held on the October bank holiday weekend each year, bringing thousands of runners and spectators to the city.


After last year's race, concerns were raised over the level of disruption caused to traffic in the city during the busy bank holiday weekend, suggesting the marathon's start and finish points could be moved out of the city centre.

However, the marathon's organisers and Dublin City Council confirmed on Wednesday that this year's event will start and finish in the city centre as normal.

The route for the 2024 edition, which will be held on Sunday, October 27th, will start on Leeson Street Lower and finish on Mount Street Upper.

"We are thrilled to confirm that the Irish Life Dublin Marathon will be on the streets of Dublin’s City Centre," race director Jim Aughney said.


"Running the marathon is a momentous occasion for participants. Being in the heart of the capital city makes that moment even more special for them and their families and friends who come out to support them," he added.

Dublin City Council's chief executive, Richard Shakespeare, said the local authority has worked closely with the event's organisers to develop a comprehensive plan "that works for everyone".

Organisers said the 2024 route will "closely follow" that of last year, and will be published after it secures final approval from the relevant statutory bodies.

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