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Dublin City Events

Stay close to the Dublin Marathon start this year

Dublin City Events at The Grafton

The Dublin Marathon is an annual 26.2 mile marathon in Dublin and starts on Fitzwilliam Street Upper. A record number of 25,000 runners are set to run this year. This makes the Dublin Marathon one of Europe's fourth largest marathon and one of the largest Dublin City Events!

The Grafton Hotels location is in the perfect location for the race. We are a short distance walk from both the starting and finishing line ( Less than 1KM)

Planning a friends trip to the marathon? Our spacious Family Rooms can sleep up to 6 people. If you feel like treating yourself, check out our Deluxe Suites that have their own terrace with a view of Dublin. The perfect place to relax after a long day!

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10% off

Free Cancellation 

Pay Later

Complimentary Wi-fi

No Booking fees 


We wish you the best of luck for the Dublin Marathon runner!

For more annual events in Dublin City, read about Dublin Pride Festival that takes place in June every year.

Your Room

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Dublin's skyline provided by the floor to ceiling windows and benefit from The Grafton's wonderful bedroom facilities, which include:

  • Walk-in showers.
  • Premium Ritual bath amenities.
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers in Deluxe
  • Rooms and Suites.
  • High thread count bedding.
  • Flat-screen HDTVs with Chrome casting capability.
  • Open wall closets.
  • Work desk with comfortable seating and desk light.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A mini-fridge with complimentary water bottles.

Bartley's Bar and Restaurant

For those seeking to dine and drink in an elegant and upscale setting that exudes old-school glamour, The Grafton provides the ideal setting. Bartley's is the perfect place to have breakfast, a quick lunch, an after-work cocktail with coworkers, a weekend get-together, or perhaps a quiet sip of wine to unwind.

Carefully crafted cocktails are paired with an inventive menu that includes everything from lite bites to main course classics, all finished off with attentive and friendly service. This is how we impress our visitors!