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Here Are All The Road Closures In Place This Week For Paddy’s Day

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Dublin this week is always chaos. 

Tourists, students, stags and pints flooding the streets as far as the eye can see. But, if you’re clever enough, you can avoid the madness in one fell swoop. 

So, to avoid getting caught out, check out all of the road closures in full, with thanks to Dublin City Council, over the next few days…

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The following streets will be blocked off: Western Way from 6pm, Thursday March 16 – 3pm on Friday March 17.

Mountjoy Street, Mountjoy Street Middle, Palmerstown Place, Wellington Street, St Mary’s Place North, Dominick Street Upper, Granby Row, Parnell Square North, Parnell Square East, Cavendish Row, O’Connell Street Upper and Lower, O’Connell Bridge.Westmoreland Street, College Green, Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Christchurch Place, Nicholas Street, Patrick Street, New Street South, Clanbrassil Street Lower, Kevin Street Upper, Kevin Street Lower, Cuffe Street and St Stephen’s Green South from 4.30am – 6pm on Friday March 17.

  • Traffic on Arran Quay travelling north and east will be diverted via Church Street, Constitution Hill, North Circular Road, Portland Row and Amiens Street.
  • Traffic on North Wall Quay travelling south will be diverted via City Quay Lombard Street, Westland Row, Merrion Square North, and Mount Street Lower.
  • Traffic on North Wall Quay travelling west will be diverted via George’s Quay Beresford Place, Gardiner Street, North Circular Road, Infirmary Road, Parkgate Street.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout. 
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Customs House Quay Funfair

Customs House Quay (from Eden Quay to Memorial Road) will be closed from 7pm, Thursday March 16 – 6am, Monday March 20.

  • Traffic from Eden Quay / Butt Bridge wishing to travel on Custom House Quay will be diverted via Beresford Place and Memorial Road
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Merrion Square Funfair

Merrion Square West will be shut from 7pm, Thursday March 16 – 6am, Monday March 20

  • Traffic from Clare Street / Merrion Street Lower will be diverted via Merrion Square North / Mount St Lower / Warrington Place / Herbert Place / Baggot Street Lower.
  • Traffic from Merrion Row and will be diverted via Baggot Street Lower, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Merrion Square East and Merrion Square North.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Céilí

Earlsfort Terrace (from Leeson Street Lower to Hatch Street Upper) will be closed from 8am – 9pm on Thursday March 16.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Hatch Street Upper wishing to travel to St Stephen’s Green will be diverted via Hatch Street Lower and Leeson Street Lower.
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.
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Photo cred: Patrick’s Day Festival

St. Patrick’s Festival – Big Day Out

Merrion Square South and Merrion Street Upper will be shut from 2pm, Saturday March 18 – 11pm on Sunday March 19.

  • Traffic on Merrion Square North wishing to travel on Merrion Square West to Baggot Street Lower will be diverted via Merrion Square East and Fitzwilliam Street Lower.
  • Traffic on Merrion Row wishing to travel on Merrion Street Upper and Merrion Square West to Clare Street will be diverted via Baggot Street Lower, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Merrion Square East and Merrion Square North.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
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Photo cred: Rebel Dublin

St. Patrick’s Festival Treasure Hunt

Castle Street from 8am – 6pm, Saturday March 18.

  • Traffic wishing to travel on Castle Street to Werburgh Street will be diverted via Lord Edward Street
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

St. Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race

St. Stephen’s Green South from 10am to 1pm on Sunday March 19. 

  • Traffic on Leeson Street Lower wishing to travel on St Stephen’s Green South to Cuffe Street and St Stephen’s Green West will be diverted via Earlsfort Terrace, Hatch Street Upper and Harcourt Street.
  • An Garda Síochána will operate traffic control measures on the race route.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Aaaaand, that’s it. Now you’ve no excuse.

Safe driving!

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