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The Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon got underway in Dublin at 2pm with some 40,000 people taking part in the 10km event. It was won by Siobhan O’Doherty, from Tipperary, who ran it in about 34 minutes. Traffic restrictions have lifted following the event . There are delays expected in the vicinity of Phoenix Park due to the final day of Bloom which finished at 6pm.
Traffic has cleared Cork as the city’s marathon has finished and restrictions removed but some closures remain in place. Earlier thousands took part in the event which kicked off on Patrick Street at 9am and was won by Polish runner Bartosz Mazerski.
As people make their way home after the bank holiday weekend, Gardai have urged motorists to take extra care.
On the M9 Dublin to Carlow Road southbound an overturned tractor and slurry tank have been cleared and the road surface has been treated. However AA Roadwatch has urged motorists to take care in the area.
Also this weekend saw a new world record created in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, for the most amount of people taking part in Rock the Boat.
Some 1,715 volunteers took part in the record breaking attempt far surpassing the previous record of 1,435 people. The record attempt was one of the highlights of the Carrick 400 festival to celebrate the town’s 400th anniversary which occurs this year. The festivities continued last night with a fireworks display over the River Shannon.