Getting Around Dublin
Getting around the Dublin area is easy. Jump on the coastal train, the DART, to discover the beautiful towns and villages dotted along the coast, or use the extensive public bus network to travel the city and suburbs. There’s the Luas tram system to get you out to the suburbs too, as well as bicycle hire throughout the city! If you are here for a few days then the best value across bus and rail options is the Leap Visitor Card.
Why not download the official Transport for Ireland Journey Planner to view all Dublin’s transport options. It’s completely free and covers bus, Luas, taxis, ferries and even walking!
Insider Tip… Dublin’s city center is really quite small, and many of the roads are one way. It’s often faster and more fun to walk than take a taxi.
Packet pick-up location
Pick up your race packet, T-shirt and baggage check bag at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Race Number Collection.
All Half Marathon and 10K runners who did not opt for postage must pick up their bib number, baggage check bag and T-shirt.
PACKET PICKUP LOCATION AND TIMES
- Dates: Friday, 10th and Saturday, 11th August
- Location: Trinity College Sports Centre
- Expo Hours:
- Friday, 10th August: 11:00-18:00 – All Distances
- Saturday, 11th August: 10:00-17:00 – Half, 10K & Fun Run ONLY
- Free Admission: Open to the public
GETTING TO TRINITY COLLEGE SPORTS CENTRE PACKET PICK UP
Trinity College Sports Centre is right in the heart of Dublin and served well by cross city buses. You can plan your bus route on www.dublinbus.ie. The DART stations of Pearse Street and Tara Street are both a short walk away. The LUAS green line stops at Trinity (northbound), and the Westmorland (southbound) stop is a short walk from the college. You can use the LUAS red line and change at Abbey Street to access the LUAS green line. You can also use the Dublin Bikes service to cycle to Trinity College with bike station 32 located at the entrance to Trinity College on Pearse Street. More information can be found on the TCD website.
The best entrance to use for Trinity College Sports Centre is located at the junction of Pearse Street and Westland Row by the Science Gallery
Race Day Parking & Transportation
Race Day Transport Options
GETTING TO THE HALF MARATHON & 10K START LINE
There is no parking available on site at either DIT Grangegorman (10K) or the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Half Marathon). There is a number of city centre parking locations within walking distance of each venue.
We recommend using public transport if possible. ‘Grangegorman’ and ‘Smithfield’ LUAS stops are only a few minutes walk to the 10K start line.
Surface Car Parks – APCOA, New Church St, Smithfield.
Underground Cap Parks – ParkRite, Queen St, Smithfield. ParkRite, Parnell Centre. APCOA, Jervis St. Arnott’s Car Park, Prince’s St.
All of the above car parks are easily accessible via LUAS red line form St. James’ stop post event.
APCOA – Heuston Station.
QPark* – St. Stephen’s Green/RCSI, Dawson St, Setanta. Park Rite* – Drury St.
On Street* – Merrion Square, Ely Place, Fitzwilliam Square. *: for access to shuttle bus services.
We recommend using public transport if possible. ‘St. James’ and ‘Heuston’ LUAS stops are only a few minutes walk to the start line.
Park & Ride facilities are available for the LUAS services at the following locations:
Red Line: Red Cow, Tallaght, Cheeverstown.
Green Line: Balally, Stillorgan, Carrickmines.