People Attending Parade Encour...


People Attending Parade Encouraged To Use Public Transport

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

02:50 16 Mar 2023

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People planning to go to the St Patrick's Day parade in the city are being encouraged to use public transport.

Gardai are appealing to anyone travelling from outside the M50 not to bring their car into the city centre.

Road closures will be in place from early tomorrow morning to facilitate the parade which starts at noon from Parnell Square.

The National St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade will follow the following route: Granby Row, Parnell Square North, Parnell Square East, O'Connell Street Upper, O'Connell Street Lower, O'Connell Bridge, Westmoreland Street, College Green, Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Christ Church Place, Nicolas Street, Patrick Street, Kevin Street Upper Kevin Street Lower and finishing on Cuffe Street St.

To assist Gardaí with the policing of the parade, licence holders are requested to voluntarily refrain from selling off sales until after 4pm on 17th of March. Normal pub licensing hours are not affected.

There will be road closures and traffic restriction in Dublin City Centre from early on the morning of Friday, 17th March 2023. Road closure and reopening will be staggered depending on the location.

Gardai have have an extensive policing plan in place for all St. Patrick’s Day parades nationwide. The consumption of alcohol in public places is generally restricted by local authority bye laws in most local authority areas, including Dublin City Centre. An Garda Síochána will be enforcing these bye laws on the consumption of alcohol in public places.

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