So here is a short list of some of the best running escapes in this very lively town.
|Before diving into the Temple Bar scene, see the town for real with a great run!|
Town Center Loop: This run circles the town center, letting you experience a bit of everything: Temple Bar, the River Liffey, Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, and past the castle. A good way to get a good impression of Dublin!
Howth Cliff Walk Trail: For a taste of the natural beauty of Ireland, try this cliff run just north of Dublin city, easily reachable with the DART train.
River Liffey Run: This route starts at the Ha'penny Bridge in Temple Bar and heads down the river through the newly redeveloped docklands areas on both sides of the river, with their interesting mix of historic and modern waterfront living.
Phoenix Park: This big area of greenspace, filled with sports fields, gardens, monuments and ponds, is within running distance of the town center. Try it out!
Georgian Heritage Run: This route concentrates on the beautiful Georgian-era architecture scattered through central Dublin. Trinity College, Merrion Square, the Grand Canal and its locks, St. Stephen's Green, then home again along famous Grafton Street.
Dún Laoghaire (Dunleary): Dublin's seaside jewel, with a huge marina and picturesque cottages, a rocky coastline and Bullock Castle.