What You Should Consider if You Travel to the Dublin Marathon

29 October 2012; A general view of the start of the Dublin Marathon 2012. Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Whether you are planning to actually take part or simply watch the fun unfold as a spectator, the marathon in Dublin is an exciting experience that should not be missed. This major race attracts thousands of people each year from all around the world. Here are some things that you need to consider if you are planning to travel to the Dublin marathon:

Make Travel Plans Early

With thousands of people pouring into the city of Dublin at this time of year, public transportation is likely to be packed. Therefore, it is essential to book your flight to Dublin and make any other types of travel plans such as renting a car far in advance. Leaving it to the last minute may well mean that you are unable to make it to the marathon on time.

Booking Accommodation

While there is a wide range of different types of accommodation options to choose from in Dublin including top of the range hotels and cheap guesthouses, they tend to fill up quickly during major events. Therefore, it is a good idea to do some research to find the best accommodation option that suits your budget and don’t leave it to the last minute to book.

Seeing the Sights

People who are visiting Dublin for the first time will want to allow plenty of time to see the sights. Whether you choose to do this before or after the Dublin Marathon, you should spend at least two days taking in all that the city has to offer. However, if you are planning on actually taking part in the race it is probably best to lay off the famous black ale until after you have crossed the finish line.

Bringing a Support Squad

Having a group of people who will cheer you on can make all the difference and it is a good idea to try and arrange at least a few people who can travel with you to the Dublin Marathon.