Gaelforce event returns to Dublin foothills

By William O'Connor

SOUTH Dublin County Council and South Dublin Chamber, in partnership with Killary Gaelforce have announce the return of the Gaelforce event to South Dublin County on Saturday, February 17. 

Last year over 800 brave souls, kayaked, cycled and ran their way through a challenging course in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.

Gaelforce Dublin Cycling at Glenasmole

This exciting event will see competitors go from urban to rural as they race through South Dublin and into the Dublin mountains.

They will pass renowned landmarks and breath-taking scenery while racing through the South Dublin County such as; Tallaght Stadium, the Square in Tallaght, the River Dodder, Bohernabreena Reservoir, Kippure Mountains and much more. 

Only 20 minutes from the city centre, Gaelforce Dublin is the Adventure Race right on your doorstep to get you back on your feet after Christmas.

There are two distances to choose from; 29km or 49km.

The race covers three different disciplines: Cycling, Running and Kayaking.

The 29km is suited to those who are after a shorter ‘sprint’ race but want a challenge.

Whilst those looking for the extra distance to push themselves can take on the 49km race.

Competitors will cycle to Bohernabreena Reservoir from Tallaght Stadium, where they will face a kayak on the reservoir surrounded by stunning landscape.

From here they will run over various terrains, up Kippure Mountain, with its panoramic views of Dublin and Wicklow before returning to the finish line at Tallaght Stadium. Full details of the event and how to register are available at

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