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Location Change Nov 14th

Location Change 2015 NovDue to the Mo Run in the park on Saturday 14th of November, we’ll be starting our usual Saturday run from the Visitors Centre.

There are a number of road and gate closures and the park is likely to be very busy, so please give yourself extra time to get there and find parking if you need it.

Details on road and gate closures below;


Pride Run Training Week 1

Richard has compiled a training program that starts today and runs up to the Pride Run on June 19th and it ties in with out regular runs and his training sessions.

Week 1
Monday 6km Run
Tuesday Day off
Wednesday Club Training
Thursday Day off
Friday Day off
Saturday 8km long run
Sunday Day off

I’ll post each weeks schedule in advance on website, Twitter and Facebook.

Great Ireland Run Saturday 11th April

Because of the Great Ireland Run this weekend, our Saturday run will take place from the Visitors Centre at the normal time of 10am.

The park will be extremely busy so give yourself plenty of time to make it over and if you’re driving allow extra time to find parking. There are a number of road closures with most roads shut between 12:30pm and 3:00pm, so you may need to eat your scone quickly 🙂

Road Closures – OPW

For anyone running in the Great Ireland Run, the meeting point is the Papal Cross car park, at 12:30pm, I will have singlets for anyone racing.


Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic from 7.00 am until 4.30 pm on Saturday 11th April

  • Chesterfield Avenue (Mountjoy to Phoenix Roundabouts)

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 11th April

  • North Road                                   12.30pm to 2.45pm
  • Odd Lamp Road                            12.30pm to 2.45pm
  • Military Road                                12.30pm to 3.15pm
  • Ordnance Survey Road                  11.00am to 3.45pm
  • Glen and Upper Glen Road               1.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Furry Glen                                      1.15pm to 3.45pm
  • Acres Road (Phoenix to Khyber)     12.30pm to 2.45pm

Gates to be closed between 12.30pm and 2.45pm on Saturday 11th April

  • Chapelizod Gate (Closed except for access to Cara Cheshire Home and St. Mary’s Hospital)
  • Islandbridge Gate (no left turn)
  • Ashtown Gate
  • Castleknock Gate
  • Cabra Gate (left turn only except for access to race route)
  • Knockmaroon Gate will be closed until 3.45pm

DFR News 19th Dec

Final news update before Christmas!

Runs over Christmas

Sat 21 Dec – usual time, usual place: Papal Cross at 10.00
Wed 25 Dec (Christmas Day) – no official DFR run
Sat 28 Dec – usual time, usual place: Papal Cross at 10.00
Wed 1 Jan (New Year’s Day) – no official DFR run

Some members may be organising  informal runs over Christmas; keep an eye on Facebook.  If you are arranging a run, please let people know via Facebook.

Back to normal then from Sat 4 and Wed 8 Jan to work off that Christmas excess….

Membership 2014

Annual subscriptions are now due: a mere €30 for the period to 31 December 2014.  This includes AAI insurance.  Only paid-up members can attend the AGM (see below).  All non-members will be removed from the mailing list and private Facebook page if not paid by 31 January, when we register with the AAI.

AGM 2014

The DFR annual general meeting will be held on Thursday 16 January 2014 in the Central Hotel, Exchequer St, D2 at 19.30.  Full details for the process for committee nominations will follow.  Nomination, attendance and voting is restricted to paid-up members only as of the date of the AGM.

We’ll make a night out of it afterwards, so why not come along

Christmas party

Thanks to Andy for organising a brilliant night out last Saturday 14th at our Christmas dinner in Brasserie Sixty 6, followed by dancing (twerking?) on the stage in the George by people who should probably know better….  A great way to finish a highly successful social year!

…and finally

To conclude 2013, to all our members on behalf of myself and your hard-working committee:

Happy Christmas/Nollaig Shona/Feliz navidad/Boa natal/ Счастливого Рождества/joyeux noel / Wesołych Świąt/ gelukkige kerstmis/Frohe Weihnachten.

(Please direct any inaccuracies to Google Translate. Or Joe Duffy.)