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Ireland’s biggest triathlon of 2019 comes to Dun Laoghaire this weekend as IRONMAN 70.3 Dun Laoghaire brings premier athletes from across the island and around the globe to Dublin Bay.

Sunday 25 August is the date for the three-part race that comprises a 2km swim from Sandycove around Scotsman’s Bay, a 90km cycle route that rounds the Wicklow Mountains via Roundwood, and a 21km run finishing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has listed a number of temporary road closures throughout the town and surrounding areas over the weekend around the event.

Local access will be maintained where possible and diversions clearly signposted, the local authority says.

#Ironman - The Ironman 70.3 triathlon is set to make its return to Ireland next year as The Irish Times reports Dublin will stage a date of the 31-stop series in August 2015.

Previously the athletic challenge was held in Galway in August 2011 and again the following year, when more than 2,000 participants blew away local swimming ban concerns to swim 1.9km along Salthill promenad before a 90km cycle through Connemara and a 21.1km run through the streets of Galway's old-town Claddagh district.

But funding issues resulted in its cancellation last year, despite some 1,600 people having registered to take part eight months in advance.

However, Galway's loss is the capital's gain, and Dublin will play host to an expected 3,000 triathletes swimming in Dublin Bay, cycling through the Wicklow Mountains and running through the city centre's thoroughfares.

And that's not all, as outgoing Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn also announced that Dublin will see a full-distance triathlon in 2016. The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

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