A group of my running friends and I are targeting the Dublin Marathon in October 2013. Where is the best place to stay? Want to be close to the start/finish. Probably two people/room. Not sure on my friend's budgets.
Also, appears there is a big gaming convention during the same time frame each year....so hotel rooms may be sparse and I want to jump on reservations ASAP. How far in advance can you book?
Obviously...I'm a planner! Any suggestions for further exploration after the marathon?