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The 45th Dunboyne AC Four Mile Road Race 2014 | by Peter Mooney
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The 45th Dunboyne AC Four Mile Road Race 2014

This is a photograph from the 45th running of the Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race and Fun Run in Dunboyne Village, Co. Meath, Ireland on Sunday 30th of March at 15:00. The event is sponsored by EirGrid. The "Dunboyne 4" lays rightful claim to being one of Ireland's longest and best established road races. It is now a landmark event in the Irish road racing calendar. Henry James once said "It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition". Well the tradition of the 4 Mile Road Race is very safe as witness again today with over 1,000 participants taking part. Today's event yet again showed that it is one of heartbeats of Irish road racing.


We have an extensive set of photographs on our Flickr Photostream:


Timing and event management was provided by Precision Timing. Results are available on their website at with additional material available on their Facebook page ( See their promotional video on YouTube:


Reading on a Smartphone or tablet? Don't forget to scroll down further to read more about this race and see important Internet links to other information about the race! You can also find out how to access and download these photographs.


The "Dunboyne 4" offers a racing opportunity for everyone from elite international runners, to club runners, to joggers, first-time runners, and walkers. The atmosphere as the race returns to the village at the 2.5 mile mark is one of the best atmosphere's in local Irish athletics as it seems the whole village and associated supporters have come out to encourage the participants.


This is a brilliantly organised race with every detail taken care of to the highest standard. This is to the credit of all of the volunteers from Dunboyne AC, Meath Athletics, and the local community of Dunboyne and surrounding areas. It is a race by which others can measure themselves.


Dunboyne AC also shows it's committment to growing the next generation of athletes and runners in Ireland by hosting a set of Juvenile Races before the senior event. Based on the final mile of the course there are runs for Ages 9, 12, and 15 year old boys and girls.


The race starts at Dunboyne Business Park on the Navan Road (Google Streetview and proceeds south into the Village and straight ahead onto the Maynooth Road. The race passed Dunboyne Castle Hotel to the left. The one mile mark is reached at the roundabout where the race turns right and heads across the Village by-pass and towards the Dunboyne Summerhill Road. The two mile mark is just at the next roundabout where the race turns right towards the village again. One of the best parts of the race is the atmosphere as the race passes through the village with the crowds adding to the spectacle. The race must now complete one mile where the runners go along Station road, turn left at Mill Farm Road (near Race HQ) and join back to the race start with a downhill finished into the village (Google StreetView


Garmin Connect GPS Trace: Dunboyne 4 Miles Route:


Dunboyne AC Facebook Homepage (Requires Facebook Logon)

Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race 2014 Facebook Event Page: (Requires Facebook Logon)

Dunboyne Athletic Club Internet Homepage:


4 Mile Route Map: (PDF)


Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race 2013 - Our Photographs:

Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race 2012 - Our Photographs:

Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race 2011 - Our Photographs:

Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race 2010 - Our Photographs: Athletics Forum Discussion on the 2014 Race: Athletics Forum Discussion on the 2013 Race:


We use Creative Commons Licensing for these photographs

We use the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License for all our photographs here in this photograph set. What does this mean in reality?

The explaination is very simple.

Attribution- anyone using our photographs gives us an appropriate credit for it. This ensures that people aren't taking our photographs and passing them off as their own. This usually just mean putting a link to our photographs somewhere on your website, blog, or Facebook where other people can see it.

ShareAlike – anyone can use these photographs, and make changes if they like, or incorporate them into a bigger project, but they must make those changes available back to the community under the same terms.


Creative Commons aims to encourage creative sharing. See some examples of Creative Commons photographs on Flickr:


Can I use these photographs directly from Flickr on my social media account(s)?


Yes - of course you can! Flickr provides several ways to share this and other photographs in this Flickr set. You can share to: email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, LiveJournal, and Wordpress and Blogger blog sites. Your mobile, tablet, or desktop device will also offer you several different options for sharing this photo page on your social media outlets.


We take these photographs as a hobby and as a contribution to the running community in Ireland. Our only "cost" is our request that if you are using these images: (1) on social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter,LinkedIn, Google+, etc or (2) other websites, blogs, web multimedia, commercial/promotional material that you must provide a link back to our Flickr page to attribute us.


This also extends the use of these images for Facebook profile pictures. In these cases please make a separate wall or blog post with a link to our Flickr page. If you do not know how this should be done for Facebook or other social media please email us and we will be happy to help suggest how to link to us.


I want to download these pictures to my computer or device?


You can download the photographic image here direct to your computer or device. This version is the low resolution web-quality image. How to download will vary slight from device to device and from browser to browser. However - look for a symbol with three dots 'ooo' or the link to 'View/Download' all sizes. When you click on either of these you will be presented with the option to download the image. Remember just doing a right-click and "save target as" will not work on Flickr.


I want get full resolution, print-quality, copies of these photographs?


If you just need these photographs for online usage then they can be used directly once you respect their Creative Commons license and provide a link back to our Flickr set if you use them. For offline usage and printing all of the photographs posted here on this Flickr set are available free, at no cost, at full image resolution.


Please email petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com with the links to the photographs you would like to obtain a full resolution copy of. We also ask race organisers, media, etc to ask for permission before use of our images for flyers, posters, etc. We reserve the right to refuse a request.


In summary please remember when requesting photographs from us - If you are using the photographs online all we ask is for you to provide a link back to our Flickr set or Flickr pages. You will find the link above clearly outlined in the description text which accompanies this photograph. Taking these photographs and preparing them for online posting does take a significant effort and time. We are not posting photographs to Flickr for commercial reasons. If you really like what we do please spread the link around your social media, send us an email, leave a comment beside the photographs, send us a Flickr email, etc. If you are using the photographs in newspapers or magazines we ask that you mention where the original photograph came from.


I would like to contribute something for your photograph(s)?

Many people offer payment for our photographs. As stated above we do not charge for these photographs. We take these photographs as our contribution to the running community in Ireland. If you feel that the photograph(s) you request are good enough that you would consider paying for their purchase from other photographic providers or in other circumstances we would suggest that you can provide a donation to any of the great charities in Ireland who do work for Cancer Care or Cancer Research in Ireland.


I ran in the race - but my photograph doesn't appear here in your Flickr set! What gives?


As mentioned above we take these photographs as a hobby and as a voluntary contribution to the running community in Ireland. Very often we have actually ran in the same race and then switched to photographer mode after we finished the race. Consequently, we feel that we have no obligations to capture a photograph of every participant in the race. However, we do try our very best to capture as many participants as possible. But this is sometimes not possible for a variety of reasons:


     ►You were hidden behind another participant as you passed our camera

     ►Weather or lighting conditions meant that we had some photographs with blurry content which we did not upload to our Flickr set

     ►There were too many people - some races attract thousands of participants and as amateur photographs we cannot hope to capture photographs of everyone

     ►We simply missed you - sorry about that - we did our best!



You can email us petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com to enquire if we have a photograph of you which didn't make the final Flickr selection for the race. But we cannot promise that there will be photograph there. As alternatives we advise you to contact the race organisers to enquire if there were (1) other photographs taking photographs at the race event or if (2) there were professional commercial sports photographers taking photographs which might have some photographs of you available for purchase. You might find some links for further information above.


Don't like your photograph here?

That's OK! We understand!


If, for any reason, you are not happy or comfortable with your picture appearing here in this photoset on Flickr then please email us at petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com and we will remove it as soon as possible. We give careful consideration to each photograph before uploading.


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Taken on March 30, 2014