Ironman 70.3 is back again this year and takes place on Sunday 19th August in Dun Laoghaire and parts of Wicklow.
The swim will take place early morning in Scotsman’s Bay, Dún Laoghaire, followed by a cycle from Dún Laoghaire that will head to Kilternan, then south through Enniskerry to Roundwood, turning west to the Sally Gap, then north through Glencree to Cruagh Road before turning east back through Glencullen and Kilternan to Dún Laoghaire. The run will then take place in Dún Laoghaire along the seafront.
When Ironman 70.3 is taking place, there will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town centre but no access to the harbour from 6:30am until 10am. Roads surrounding Sandycove will be closed from 4am until approx. 10am. Marine Parade, Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Rd, Crofton Rd, Old Dunleary Rd, Longford Terrace and Seapoint Ave will be closed between 6am and 10am. Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire will be from Newtown Park Ave, Monkstown Rd and York Rd. Georges St and Summerhill Rd are unaffected.
Between 6:30am and 9:45am: Newtownsmith (R831), Windsor Terrace, Queen’s Rd (R118), Crofton Rd, Old Dunleary Rd, Longford Terrace, Seapoint Ave, Newton Ave (between Seapoint Ave and Temple Rd), Temple Rd, Frascati Rd and the Rock Rd. There will be no access into Blackrock at the bottom of Carysfort Rd and Mount Merrion Ave. Access to Trimelston, Booterstown, Blackrock, Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire from the city on the Merrion Rd will be via Nutley Lane/Stillorgan Rd (R138/N11).
On Saturday, Ironman 70.3 will see Link Rd, Marine Parade, Newtownsmith and Windsor Tce closed from 4am to 7pm, Park Rd 4am to 9:30am, Glenageary Rd Lwr, 6:30am to 9:30am. Sallyglen Rd (R118) will close from Glenageary R/A to Graduate R/A 6:30am to 2pm. From 6:30am to 9:45am, Church Rd will close westbound from the Graduate R/A to Wyattville Rd and Wyattville Rd will close westbound lane from Church Rd to the N11. One lane of the N11 southbound will close from Wyattville Rd to M11/Dublin Rd (R837) which will close from the N11 to Stonebridge Rd which will also be closed from 6:45am to 9:45am.
From 6:30am to 10:15am, Rathmichael Rd and Ballycorus Rd (R116) will close and from 6:30am to 1:30pm Ballycorus Rd will close eastbound only from Enniskerry Rd (R117) to Rathmichael Church, Stonebridge Rd will close northbound only from Rathmichael Church to Mulinastill Rd which will be closed itself from Stonebridge Rd to Cherrywood Rd. Between 7:15am and 10:15am, Enniskerry Rd (R117) will close from Ballybetagh Rd (R116 ) to the Wicklow County boundary. From 8:30am to 1pm, Old Military Rd (R115) will close from the Wicklow County boundary to South Dublin County boundary. Cruagh Rd will close through Ballybrack Rd and Ballybetagh Rd to Enniskerry Rd, 8:30am to 1:15pm. Cherrywood Rd (R116), Bray Road and the N11 will close from its northbound off ramp to Wyattville Rd, 8:45am to 1:45pm. Between 7am and 1:45pm Wyattville Rd will close northbound from the N11 to Church Rd and Church Rd will close northbound from Wyattville Rd to the Graduate R/A. Avondale Rd will close from the Graduate R/A to Glenageary Rd Upr, Glenageary Rd Upr from Killiney R/A to Adelaide Rd, 9am to 4pm.
Diversions will be in place for some Dublin Bus routes during the event including 7/a, 44, 45, 84/a, 145. See their website for full details.
Irish Rail timetable details and travel information can be found here.
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