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 The Frank and Walters


The Frank and Walters are one of the most recognizable alternative rock bands hailing from Cork, Ireland in the past 2 decades. The band: Paul Linehan (Lead vocal & bass), Ashley Keating- (Drums) Rory Murphy (lead Guitar) and Cian Corbett (Keyboards) took the band name in honour of two eccentric Cork characters. Two decades on from the release of their very first record, and the Franks continue to defy expectations. With Indie hits such as ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’ & ‘After All’ (which reached the top twenty in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at 11. The group also appeared on Top of the Pops in support of the single; it went as high as 5 in the Irish charts). Their music today is as relevant as any of the new pretenders on the block and only a handful of bands anywhere in the world can lay claim to such longevity of popularity. Each year, the Frank and Walters perform sell out venues across the UK, Europe, and the US and their records, both new and classic, continue to sell across the world.






Fight Like Apes


Fight Like Apes is a Dublin-based alternative rock band. The band was formed in 2006 by Mary Kate Gallagher [Maykay], Jamie Fox [Pockets], Tom Ryan and Adrian Mullan.

Fight Like Apes are one of the most exciting bands on the Irish scene. The debut LP ‘Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion’ would go on to receive a nomination for the Choice Music Award and 31st best album of the decade by Phantom FM at the end of 2009.

Fight Like Apes were named the fourth best Irish musical act of their generation by The Irish Times in 2009. The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner was nominated for the Choice Music Prize in 2011. Fight Like Apes were nominated for two Meteor Awards in 2008, one for Best Irish Live Performance for their November 2007 show at Whelan’s in Dublin and the other for Best Irish Band. 

In 2009, they were nominated for three Meteor Music Awards, for Best Irish Band, Best Irish Live Performance and Best Irish Album






This Course Rocks!

Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live bands and DJs will be playing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up.

The bands set the tempo for the course, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

2014 Bands on the Course 


Post Race Concert – Finish Line Festival (10am – 1pm)

All runners and spectators are treated to a post race concert at the Finish Line Festival.  Concert admission is FREE and open to the Public. 

With 3 awesome bands performing on stage you will hear and feel the rockin vibe from a mile away! The Headline Act ‘The Frank & Walters’ will be perfoming at 11am with Fight Like Apes on at midday to help you celebrate a fantastic day! It’s the perect family fun Bank Holiday in Phoenix Park with food vendors and our sponsors helping to make your day even better!

Good tunes, a great run, and a fabulous host city.



Half Marathon
Start Time: 8:30 am
Start: North Wall Quay & Castleforbes Road
Finish: Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park
Fun Run
Start Time: 11:45 am
Start: Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park
Finish: Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park


Course Profile: NEW Course in 2014!


2nd & 3rd August 2014
Location: RDS – Serpentine Hall, Dublin
Date: 2 & 3 August 2014
Expo Hours: 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday