Friday, May 30, 2014

Dublin Summer Explorer Bike Package

See Dublin By Bike

Dublin is such a beautiful city with so much to offer. It’s so easy to get around and to see all the top spots even if you visit for just a short trip and what better way to see the city than by bike.

Grand Canal Hotel have teamed up with See Dublin By Bike to offer a fantastic 2 Night Explore Dublin by Bike Summer Package;
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 Course Evening Meal On One Night
  • Taste of Dublin Bike Tour
  • Take-Away Lunch For Tour Incl. Sandwiches, Crisps, Fruit & Bottle Of Water

Take in Dublin’s culture and history and see so many of its gorgeous buildings.The Taste of Dublin bike tour takes in College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar, the ‘Italian Quarter’, the fashionable southside, Parnell Square and the Georgian northside, Merrion Square and the Oscar Wilde memorial. Along the way, you will hear about Dublin’s literary and rock ‘n’ roll traditions and the events and personalities that shaped the city’s character.

Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge. With many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Aviva Stadium, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The RDS, The O2 and the The Convention Centre. And perhaps most importantly, the shopping Mecca of the south city centre, Grafton Street. 

All 142 bedrooms are modern with feature such as free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs.  Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Flora Women's Mini Marathon

Flora Women's Mini Marathon 

Monday June 2nd 2014

(The Flora Women's Mini Marathon start line at Merrion Square)

Not long now to go until the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Going since 1983, the annual 10k charity run is the largest all-female event of it's kind in the world.

The event has grown in size year on year with women of all shapes and levels of fitness taking part. Since 2007, the number of participants have exceeded 40,000 and last year a record number of 40,717 took part. Although it is not a requirement, most of those who take part use this fantastic event as an opportunity to raise money for their chosen charity and since 1983 approximately €137 million has been raised for charity. 

(Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2014 Route Map)

The mini marathon will take place, as always, on June bank holiday Monday (2nd June 2014) and will start at 2pm. The start and finish line are just minutes from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

Stay at Grand Canal Hotel and get: 
- A great Mini Marathon overnight rate of €69RO
- FREE late parking, 
- Showers for after the race 
- Luggage storage 

You can avail of this rate on both Sunday & Monday night. For more information or to book, call us on 01-6461000 or email

(Flora Women's Mini Marathon Participants)

Have you taken part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon before? Will you be taking part this year? Let us know about your experience if so.