Running tours in Dublin will take you past Dublin’s most iconic sights, such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle, which have both dominated the city skyline for over 800 years. The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s top attractions, focusing on one of Ireland’s top exports. A museum with bars, tasting sessions and cultural shows, it’s a great way of experiencing the city through your senses.

You can also explore Dublin through literature. Follow the footsteps of literary heroes like Oscar Wilde on Merrion Square, and share a pint with James Joyce, the world-famous Temple Bar’s permanent customer. If you’re really into your books, there is no better place than Trinity College’s awe-inspiring library.

Runners in the city usually aim for its vast green spaces. St. Stephen’s Green is a beautiful Victorian park that is perfect to stretch your legs. For something more testing, try circling the 11 km perimeter of Phoenix Park. As the largest park in a European capital, it is even home to a herd of wild deer.

Dublin running races include two half marathons, plenty of 5 km runs and the masochistic Dublin2Belfast ultramarathon. All of this means that whenever you come, there’s much more sport to do on top of your sightrunning tour.

Once you’ve burned some calories, you’ve got an excuse to pile some back on. Crossing the threshold of its oldy-worldy pubs can be like stepping back through the centuries. Here, you can drink in the atmosphere with hearty local food, Irish beers and great craic.

So whatever your reason for visiting the capital of Ireland, see the city the smart way. Our running tours in Dublin cover the best attractions plus plenty of extras you won’t find in the guidebooks.