Every year, hundreds of runners and spectators descend on the city for the marathon, which takes place over the weekend of the October bank holiday.

The amount of traffic congestion during the busy bank holiday weekend after the previous year's event prompted concerns, leading some to recommend moving the marathon's start and finish lines outside of the city core.

The Dublin City Council and the marathon's organisers did, however, reaffirm on Wednesday that this year's race will begin and end in the city centre as usual.

The course for the 2024 race will begin on Leeson Street Lower and end on Mount Street Upper on Sunday, October 27.

Race director Jim Aughney stated, "We are overjoyed to confirm that the Irish Life Dublin Marathon will take place on the streets of Dublin's City Centre."

"For those that participate, running the marathon is an incredible experience. For them and their families and friends who come out to support them, being in the centre of the nation's capital makes that moment even more memorable," he continued.

Richard Shakespeare, chief executive of Dublin City Council, stated that the local government has collaborated extensively with the event producers to create a comprehensive strategy "that works for everyone".

The 2024 route, according to the organisers, will "closely follow" that of the previous year and be released upon final approval from the appropriate regulatory organisations.