Clontarf area, St Anne's Park etc..
I will be going to Dublin later this month for a 4 day work conference thing, based at the Clontarf Castle Hotel, and wondered what the area is like for a plod? I don't go very far - 5km at the most!
The Clontarf Road looks on a map to be quite scenic, along the water, and St Anne's park is nearby, and there's Bull Island, i think? Can anyone tell me what it's like (is it flat?!), if there are any areas I should avoid, or anything else I need to know please?
From memory the coast road is very flat (but I have only ever been up and down it in a car). Bull Island is nice ... via the causeway it's dunes first and a nice beach to run down. Can't go wrong with a route taking in the park and/or Bull island.
Howth is lovely ... much hillier ... but may be a bit far away if you're only doing 5K. Worth a trip out there even if not for a run.
Thanks Dr Dan! I'm looking forward to the change of scenery - and something flat for nice change lol! I take it the area is as safe as anywhere else for a lone female? Is it busyish?
Running routes ... now that's service for you!
I know! Although the hotel do call it jogging......but that's a whole other forum "discussion" lol!
Oooh I'm really looking forward to my stay in Dublin now
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