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22nd Aug 2018

PIC: The Route That The Pope Will Take Through Dublin City On Saturday According To The Gardaí

Darragh Berry

As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, it is announced that there will be opportunities for the public to see the Pope as he travels through Dublin City Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The Pontiff will be traveling in an open vehicle, aka ‘the Popemobile’, from the Pro Cathedral to the Capuchin Centre.

He is scheduled to leave Marlborough Street onto Cathal Brugha Street at around 16:15.

After turning on to O’Connell Street, the Popemobile will cross the Liffey and travel down Westmoreland Street, past College Green and then continue up Dame Street.

The Pope will pass Dublin Castle and City Hall, continuing up Lord Edward Street, High Street and Bridge Street, crossing back over the Liffey up Church Street before turning onto Bow Street and into the Capuchin Centre.

The entire trip is expected to take 15-20 minutes approximately.

There is a series of universal access viewing points. These are:

O’Connell Street (near Parnell Street) – 67 spaces (plus 67 carers)

O’Connell Street (near O’Connell Bridge) – 74 spaces (plus 74 carers)

College Green – 282 spaces (plus 282 carers)

Jury’s Christchurch – 80 spaces (plus 80 carers)

Church Street – 50 spaces (plus 50 carers)

For information on the lengthy road closures on while the pope is in town, you can find information here.

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