The Clonliffe 2: final instructions

Clonliffe Harriers are delighted to welcome you to this year’s Clonliffe 2 Mile and Fun Run taking place this Sunday 27th November, 2022 in Glasnevin at 11am.  

This year the race returns to its old stomping ground finishing at the iconic Gravediggers pub in Prospect Square, Glasnevin.  

You are also participating in one of Europe’s oldest races, this is the 131st running. 

Race check opens at 9.30am 

All runners will need to collect their race number and tee shirt on the morning of the race at St Vincent’s Boys Primary School, St Philomena’s Road Glasnevin  (Eircode D11 HX78) from 9.30am. 

Please note there are no parking spaces at the check in at St Vincent’s School so please arrive on foot. 

Entrance to the school is via St Philomena’s Road adjacent to Harts Corner.   

The check in is located at the back of the school.  

Please arrive early to ensure an orderly distribution of race numbers. 

You should collect your number by 10.30am at the latest.  

The check in is a 10 minute walk from the start. 

Getting to the race 

We would encourage runners to avail of public transport in getting to Glasnevin. The area is served by a number of bus routes including: 4, 140, 9 155, 83, 83A. 


There are parking spaces in the various roads within walking distance of the check in, race start and finish. You are reminded that many of these parking spaces are Pay and Displayso you will need to bring coins with you for the relevant meters. 

Parking spaces that are near the Check in/Race Start/Finish include: 

  • De Courcey Square  
  • Prospect Square  
  • Hedigans(Brian Boru Pub) car park 
  • Botanic Gardens car park  
  • Phibsborough Shopping Centre car park 
  • Car parking on road opposite main Gate of Glasnevin Cemetery  

Race start 

The race starts at 11am adjacent to the Met Eireann Office on Glasnevin Hill.  

Race assembly point 

The assembly point prior to the start of the race is outside the Tolka House which is just below Met Eireann and opposite Bon Secours Hospital. Runners will be walked to the start from here. 

Running gear 

Runners who wish can leave a small bag adjacent to the finish at owners risk. Please do not leave valuables in such bags. 

Race Finish 

The finish is at the Gravediggers Pub in Prospect Square, Glasnevin. 

Race Officials – Clonliffe Harriers – Report from 10.00 

If you are not running on Sunday we would ask, members of Clonliffe Harriers, that you make yourself available as a race official.  

A health and safety briefing and allocation of duties will take place at 10am outside the Gravediggers Pub, Glasnevin. 

Race sponsor 

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event. 

Individual Prizes 

  • Senior Men and Women 1st2nd3rdplaces 
  • Junior Men/Women 1st2nd3rdplaces 
  • Masters 1st each category 

Health and Safety 

As this year’s race will be held entirely on public roads Clonliffe Harriers want to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable and safe run. Stewards will be in attendance at various points along the course. 

The Gardaí and St John’s Ambulance will be in attendance on the day. 

The course is a left handed one and does not cross any major road junction. However the race does cross 4 minor junctions during the first mile. After that there are no road junctions until the race reaches Harts Corner.  

The race does pass two entrances to Glasnevin Cemetery and runners should exercise caution when approaching and passing these. 

Runners are encouraged to use the paths especially as the pass Glasnevin Cemetery. 

As Covid 19 is still prevalent in the community you should not attend if you have symptoms. 

Weather forecast for Sunday 

Good dry and bright periods for most areas although there will be occasional showers, mainly in Atlantic counties. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with moderate southerly breezes.