A number of road closures and traffic restrictions have been put in place arounf the capital in order to facilitate the Dublin Marathon this morning.

Around 20,000 people are expected to take part in the race which kicks off in three separate waves between 9.00am and 9.30am on Fitzwilliam Street.

Participants will set off through the city centre toward Phoenix Park before heading back south toward Templeogue and around UCD before eventually finishing at Merrion Square North.

You can take a look at the full route here.

Merrion Square North will be closed from 7pm on Friday 27th until 4.00pm on Monday 30th. Merrion Square South and Merrion Square East will each be closed from 6.00am on Saturday 28th until 8.00pm on Sunday 29th.

The bus lane on the N11 Stillorgan Road will close both ways between Fosters Avenue and Nutley Lane, but the main carriageway will remain open.

The Luas Green Line will see delays from just before the start of the race until around 9.30am, and the Red Line will see delays until 10.15am.

Most traffic restriction are expected to be lifted by this evening.

You can see a full list of road closures on theaa.ie.