I am just saying that it should be very interesting for those of us who have not been to ireland in many years, some since childhood, to see it's transforormation. I might not be that intrigued by the old stuff this time. I want to see just what the "celtic tiger" has done to "old smoke" Maybe it's just me, but I think that history in the making is pretty cool to watch. I was purely using words like abortion and divorce above as examples of the country's changes. Oh yeah, and their are running out of priests and nuns! no joke.I've been told that ireland is now one of the richest countries in the world. I haven't been back in years. Does anyone know much about it. Is divorce legal now, or abortion? oh, yeah I'm running the marathon!
Ireland has done very well economically over the last 15 years or so and is now one of the most expensive countries in the world. /QUOTE]
I can vouch for that! A one week holiday in Kerry in our caravan wiped out our bank account this summer. Was fantastic though
I lived in Dublin for 8 years up until recently. It is, or used to be anyway, one of the wealthiest countries in Europe per head of capita whilst the Celtic Tiger was at it's height. It may well still be despite being in a downturn now, the same as everywhere else I suppose. It is still a very expensive place to visit, but well worth it. The recent boom has completely transformed Dublin and it looks fantastic. It is a wonderful place. I can't wait to go back next month!I've been told that ireland is now one of the richest countries in the world. I haven't been back in years. Does anyone know much about it. Is divorce legal now, or abortion? oh, yeah I'm running the marathon!
Welcome Eau. Sounds like you are quite an experienced runner.
I wouldnt worry about it KD, could be worse, could of happened this time next month. You did well to stop running for a while and avoid making it worse. If you had some training done prior to the injury, you should have plenty of time.Slight Calf strain at the moment. Did some bike work tonight to avoid further damage but the psycholgical thing of missing a weeks actual running is playing on my mind!
KD;73217 can you recommend a good place to leave the car and to meet with family after the event? going down for a reccy at the start of October. I am reasonably familiar with Dublin but want to get the organisation right for the day itself![/QUOTE said:Hi KD,
I stayed at the Jurys Inn, Custom House Quay last 2 times. Even if your not staying the night you should be able to find a car space at the hotel. The hotel is halfway between O'Connell bridge and the Point Theatre, on the riverside. You have a 10 min walk to Stephens Green for the start, 10 mins is a nice walk to warm up anyway. There will be no traffic restrictions near the hotel.