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Road closures in place for KBC Dublin Marathon

Road closures will be in effect across Dublin city and county during the KBC Dublin Marathon on Sunday, October 27, which is expected to cater for approximately 22,500 participants.

Race organisers are working in partnership with the local authorities and An Garda Siochána to ensure minimum disruption to residents and businesses along the route for the duration of the event. A full and comprehensive traffic-management plan will be put into effect around all road closures.

The course will start at Fitzwilliam Street Upper at 8:55am and will finish in Merrion Square North up to 4:45pm. Additional traffic restrictions will be in place near Merrion Square from 7:30pm on Friday, October 25. See KBC Dublin Marathon website for full details.

Public transport and parking

Irish Rail

Full details on irishrail.ie

Luas service

Both lines start Sunday service at 7am and finish at 11:30pm. Trams are every 10 minutes.

Dublin Bus

Full details on dublinbus.ie

Schedules and diversions

There will be diversions in place from Friday, October 25, 7pm until 6pm Monday, October 28, 2019.

KBC Dublin Marathon 2019 parking for participants and spectators at:

  • Q-Park Stephen’s Green
  • Q-Park Setanta
  • Q-Park Christchurch

Parking is available at Q-Park Stephen’s Green with entrances on York Street, Mercer Street and Glovers Alley at a reduced rate of €18 (50% discount) for 24 hours. Please note Q-Park Stephen’s Green is open 24 hours per day.

Parking is available at Q-Park Setanta with an entrance on Setanta Place at a reduced rate of €20 (50% discount) for 24 hours. Please note Q-Park Setanta is open 24 hours per day.

Parking is available at Q-Park Christchurch with entrance off Werburgh Street at a reduced rate of €17.50 (50% discount) for 24 hours parking. Please note Q-Park Christchurch is open 24 hours per day.

The parking offers are only available through pre-booking your parking and are not available at the car park on the day of the event. This offer is available from October 26-28, inclusive.

How to book your parking

  • To avail of these discounts, please book online via the link to the Q-Park website
  • Select Dublin Q-Park Stephen’s Green, Dublin Q-Park Setanta or Dublin Q-Park Christchurch then the ‘Pre Book Parking Now’ button
  • Select the date you require parking and then select the ‘24 Hour Parking Special’ product
  • Finally, enter your details and then use the promo code: KBCDM19 to activate the discount
  • Please follow the instructions supplied after booking for easy hassle-free entry and exit of car parks
  • To book this offer and for more information on Q-Park car parks, please visit www.q-park.ie

Dublin Bikes

The Dublin Bikes stations that are affected are as follows:

  • Merrion Square East (25) – Closed from 3pm, Oct 25 – 10am, Oct 28
  • Merrion Square West (26) – Closed from 3pm 25 Oct – 10am 28 Oct
  • Merrion Square South (113) – Closed from 3pm 25 Oct – 10am 28 Oct
  • Fitzwilliam Square East (89) – Closed from 3pm 25 Oct – 10am 28 Oct
  • Mount Street Lower (56) – Closed from 3pm 25 Oct – 10am 28 Oct

Please note all times are approx. Access may be restricted to other stations bound by the race route on the day. Dublin Bike users are advised not to cycle on the race route during the course of the event.

For more Information please contact: 01 623 2250 (up to Friday, October 25) and 087 621 9074 (from Saturday, October 26).

Further details on road closures can be found in the following links:

Marathon timetable


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