Fantastic tour of a great city, complete with white swans taking-off from the canals like feathered-747s! Factoid: 39% of the entries come from the fairer sex. No other marathon outside the U.S. has such a high % of female entry. So after you finish, invite a red-haired “Colleen” to join you in an incomparable Dublin pub for a shamrock-topped Guinness! Travel Tip: Fly to Shannon – rent a car and drive the wild, west coast of the Emerald Isle – visit the Burren, the fabled Cliffs of Moher, castles galore and the Dingle Peninsula where there are 42 shades of green, ever-present rainbows and maybe a leprechaun or two extracting tolls on ancient bridges!