FKT: Laura DeBenedetto, Andrea Maynard - Dublin Mountains Way (Ireland) - 2020-10-17

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
13h 10m 59s
GPS track(s)

This is an amazing course through the Dublin Mountains with views of Dublin City and the sea. It is mostly runnable trail with 3-8 miles of road on either end mixed in. The highest point, Fairy Castle, gets quite rocky so it definitely a bit technical on both the ascent and descent. We completed this out and back run in about 13 hours total (12:34:52 moving time) and were supported by friends who came to cheer us on. There are plenty of carparks, trailheads, and sections of road for impromptu aid / cheering stations (listed below for ref). The route is well marked as the DMW (Dublin Mountain Way) throughout. 

1. Rathmichael Wood Car Park
2. Scalp Wood Nurseries
3. The cottage
4. The GAP
5. Fairy Castle (would involve walking.. but you would have time)
6. Tibradden wood car park
7. Dublin panoramic view/ Dublin View Point
8. Featherbed Forest
9. Cozy Kats cottage
10. The metal man
11. Glenasmole community center
12. Bohernabreena Reservoir car park
13. Shamrock Rovers Football club
14. Tallaght Luas