Dublin, Ireland is a wonderful city to visit, with its historic sites, a literary bent, and wonderful pubs and restaurants. The scene for running in Dublin is also terrific, with many good routes easily accessible from the center city.
Some of the best places to run in Dublin include Phoenix Park, along the River Liffey, and the canal towpaths. We’ve also included two ‘runseeing’ tours of Dublin — one focused on some of the city’s street art. There is some wonderful seaside running just north of Dublin, toward Clontarf and Howth, around Howth, and in Malahide. South of Dublin, within 1/2 hour by train or car, are lovely waterside runs in Dún Laoghaire and a fabulous path from Bray to Greystones. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Dublin, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.
Also, see the Fitness Challenges in Ireland blog for some great running and fitness events across the country.
Dublin does not have a subway, but it has a fairly extensive bus and tram system, and some rail lines toward the suburbs. The DART is a nice train along Dublin Bay, heading both north and south, providing easy access to some great running spots.