Friday, 17 August 2018

Traffic and Travel Info for the Pope's Visit to Dublin - 25th and 26th August 2018



Pope Francis will visit Ireland next week on August 25th and 26th as part of the World Meeting of Families 2018.  His trip will include a concert in Croke Park on Saturday August 25th with doors opening at 4pm and Festival of Families starting at 6.30pm and a mass in Phoenix Park attended by 500,000 people on Sunday August 26th at 3pm. Major traffic restrictions will be in place and Live Drive will broadcast on both days to try and help people get to both events and move around the city in general. 

The main messages to people attending the Mass on Sunday are:

-  Public Transport within Dublin will be free of charge on production of your ticket for Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th.

-  The Dublin Bus Hubs do NOT provide Park and Ride facilities. Patrons are asked to arrive at them via public transport or on foot.

-  Leave your car at home and plan your journey in advance and give plenty of time to get to Phoenix Park.

Our broadcast times during the Pope's visit will be:

Saturday 25th: 2PM - 7PM
Sunday 26th: 10AM - 3PM and 5PM - 7PM

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The following temporary road closures will be in place over the weekend:

Saturday



No.
Location
Closure period

1
Sean McDermott Street
12pm - 3.45pm
2
James Joyce Street
12pm - 3.45pm
3
Gloucester Place Lower
12pm - 3.45pm
4
Rutland Street Lower
12pm - 3.45pm
5
Cathal Brugha Street
12pm - 4.30pm
6
O'Connell Street Upper
12pm - 4.30pm
7
O'Connell Street Lower
12pm - 4.30pm
8
Talbot Street
12pm - 4.30pm
9
North Earl Street
12pm - 4.30pm
10
Earl Place
12pm - 4.30pm
11
Sackville Place
12pm - 4.30pm
12
Abbey Street Lower
12pm - 4.30pm
13
Old Abbey Street
12pm - 4.30pm
14
Harbour Court
12pm - 4.30pm
15
Abbey Street Middle
12pm - 4.30pm
16
North Lotts
12pm - 4.30pm
17
Bachelors Way
12pm - 4.30pm
18
Liffey Street Lower
12pm - 4.30pm
19
Henry Street
12pm - 4.30pm
20
Moore Street
11am - 4.30pm
21
Moore Lane
12pm - 4.30pm
22
Rosie Hackett Bridge
12pm - 4.30pm
23
O'Connell Bridge
12pm - 4.30pm
24
Marlborough Street
6am - 4.30pm
25
Cathedral Street
10am  (Fri 24/08/18) - 7pm (Sat 25/08/18)
26
Thomas Lane
12pm – 4.30pm
27
Church Street
12pm - 5.15pm
28
Nicholas Avenue
6am - 5.15pm
29
Mary's Lane
12pm - 5.15pm
30
May Lane
6am - 5.15pm
31
Bow Street
6am - 5.15pm
32
New Church Street
6am - 5.15pm
33
Friary Avenue
6am - 5.15pm
34
Red Cow Lane
7am - 5.15pm
35
Beresford Street
12pm - 5.15pm
36
North King Street
7am - 5.15pm
37
Hammond Lane
12pm - 5.30pm
38
Westmoreland Street
12pm - 5pm
39
Dame Street from College Green to Georges Street
12pm - 5pm
40
Dame Street from Georges Street to Lord Edward Street
10am - 5pm
41
Lord Edward Street
10am - 5pm
42
High Street
12pm - 5pm
43
Bridge Street
12pm - 5pm
44
Burgh Quay
12pm - 5pm
45
Nassau Street  from Dawson Street  to Lower Grafton
12pm - 5pm
46
Lower Grafton Street  from Nassau Street to College Green
12pm - 5pm
47
College Street from Pearse Street  to College Green
12pm - 5pm
48
D’Olier Street from Burgh Quay to College Street
12pm - 5pm
49
Patrick Street from High Street  to Kevin Street
12pm - 5pm
50
Cork Hill
10am - 5pm
51
Castle Street
10am -5pm

Suspension of Parking
52
Killarney Street
6am – 4pm
53
Buckingham Street Lower (between Railway Street & Sean McDermott Street)
6am – 4pm
54
Buckingham Street Upper (between Sean McDermott Street and Empress Place)
6am – 4pm
55
Sean McDermott Street Lower
6am – 4pm
56
Sean McDermott Street Upper
6am – 5pm
57
Cathal Brugha Street
6am – 5pm
58
Cumberland Street North
6am – 5pm
59
Sackville Place
6am – 5pm
60
Abbey Street Lower
6am – 5pm
61
Abbey Street Middle
6am – 5pm
62
Eden Quay (between O’Connell Street Lwr & Marlborough Street)
6am – 5pm
63
Bachelors Walk
6am – 5pm
64
Bow Street
6am -5.15pm
65
Nicholas Avenue
6am -5.15pm
66
Church Street
6am -5.15pm
67
North King Street
6am -5.15pm
68
Mary’s Lane between Church Street and Beresford Street
10am -5.15pm




Sunday



No.
Location
Closure period



1
JFK Drive
6am – 11pm
2
JFK Road
6am – 11pm
3
JFK Avenue
6am – 11pm
4
Old Naas Road
6am – 11pm
5
Bluebell Avenue
6am – 11pm
6
Kylemore Road
6am – 11pm
7
Kylemore Park South
6am – 11pm
8
Kylemore Park West
6am – 11pm
9
Kylemore Park North
6am – 11pm
10
Killeen Road
6am – 11pm
11
Park West Road
6am – 11pm
12
Le Fanu Road
6am – 11pm
13
Kylemore Way
6am – 11pm
14
Landen Road
6am – 11pm
15
Ballyfermot Road
6am – 11pm
16
Chapelizod Hill Road
6am – 11pm
17
Old Lucan Road
6am – 11pm
18
Chapelizod Bridge
6am – 11pm
19
Chapelizod Road
6am – 11pm
20
Martin’s Row
6am – 11pm
21
Castleknock Road
6am – 11pm

22
Blackhorse Avenue
6am – 11pm

23
R147 from junction with Halfway House Roundabout to Cabra Crossroads (Junction of Ratoath Road/ New Cabra Road / Old Cabra Road)
6am – 11pm

24
Ashtown Road
6am – 11pm
25
Ballyboggan Road
6am – 11pm
26
Ratoath Road
6am – 11pm
27
Broombridge Road
6am – 11pm
28
Fassaugh Avenue
6am – 11pm
29
Nephin Road
6am – 11pm
30
Baggot Road
6am – 11pm
31
Skreen Road
6am – 11pm
32
Carpenterstown Avenue
6am – 11pm
33
Somerton Lane
6am – 11pm
34
Rugged Lane
6am – 11pm
35
River Road
6am – 11pm
36
Blackhorse Bridge
8am-11pm
37
Suir Road Bridge
8am-11pm
38
Herberton Bridge
8am-11pm
39
Camac Bridge
8am-11pm
40
Parnell Bridge
8am-11pm
41
Robert Emmet Bridge
8am-11pm
42
La Touché Bridge
8am-11pm
43
Charlemount Bridge
8am-11pm
44
Eustace Bridge
8am-11pm
45
Macartney Bridge
8am-11pm
46
Huband Bridge
8am-11pm
47
Mc Kenny’s Bridge
8am-11pm
48
Macquays Bridge  
8am-11pm
49
Burgh Quay
8am-11pm
50
Aston Quay
8am-11pm
51
Crampton Quay
8am-11pm
52
Wellington Quay
8am-11pm
53
Essex Quay
8am-11pm
54
Wood Quay
8am-11pm
55
Merchant’s Quay
8am-11pm
56
Ushers Quay
8am-11pm
57
Ushers Island
8am-11pm
58
Victoria Quay
8am-11pm
59
Johns Road West
8am-11pm
60
Military Road
8am-11pm
61
Concolbert Road at Sarsfield Road Junction
8am-11pm
62
Davitt Road
8am-11pm
63
South Circular Road
8am-11pm
64
Suir Road
8am-11pm
65
Fishamble Street
8am-11pm
66
Winetavern Street
8am-11pm
67
Cook Street
6am-11pm
68
Oliver Bond Street
6am-11pm
69
Bridge Street
8am-11pm
70
Infirmary Road
6am – 11pm
71
Parkgate Street
6am – 11pm
72
Wolfe Tone Quay
6am – 11pm
73
Ellis Quay
6am – 11pm
74
Arran Quay
6am – 11pm
75
Ballyboggin Road
9am – 11pm
76
Old Cabra Road
9am – 11pm
77
North Circular Road
6am – 11pm
78
Inns Quay
9am – 11pm
79
Ormond Quay Upper
9am – 11pm
80
Ormond Quay Lower
9am – 11pm
81
Bachelors Walk
9am – 11pm
82
Eden Quay
9am – 11pm
83
Custom House Quay
9am – 11pm
84
Conyngham Road
6am - 11pm



Suspension of Parking
85
Parkgate Street
4am – 12midnight
86
North Circular Road from North Gate to Doyle’s Corner
4am – 12midnight
87
Benburb Street
4am – 12midnight
88
Liffey Street West
4am – 12midnight
89
Temple Street West
4am – 12midnight
90
Infirmary Road
4am – 12midnight

Please note the following:


  • Emergency routes will be maintained.
  • Local access will be facilitated as far as possible.
  • There will be public transport services running during this period. Please check with public transport providers for more information.
  • There will be restriction on access to the Phoenix Park, for more information, please visit the OPW website.


Please be aware that intermittent temporary road closures may also be implemented by An Garda Síochána as necessary.

Further details, route diversions and maps on the temporary road closures are available on
http://bit.ly/TempRoadClosures

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Mass attendees should check their tickets and follow the correct routes according to the colour on their tickets. People will not be allowed enter through the wrong gate.

Routes outside the M50:



Routes close to the Phoenix Park



Routes within the Phoenix Park




TRAVELLING TO THE MASS AT PHOENIX PARK ON SUNDAY 26th AUGUST:

People are being asked to leave their cars at home and take public transport to Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th due to the above traffic restrictions and volume of people attending.  Make sure and leave plenty of time for your journey to and from the park.

For those in Dublin, public transport will be free of charge once you produce your ticket for Phoenix Park.  Information on Dublin Bus, DART and Luas services are listed below.

For those travelling from outside of Dublin.  Please book your transport in advance whether it be via local coach companies, Irish Rail or Bus Eireann.


DUBLIN BUS:

With large numbers of people registered to attend the Closing Mass, taking place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 26 August, we will have the capacity to provide up to 400,000 journeys across our full fleet of 1000 buses. Up to 1,500 drivers and 100 additional support staff will be scheduled for the day.

If you have a ticket to attend the Phoenix Park event, you will be able to avail of free public transport in the Greater Dublin Area on the day of the event.  

We will run our normal scheduled Sunday service with additional departures. However diversions will be in place on these services. Details of the diversions are available here   
In addition to this, Dublin Bus will have 7 dedicated transport hubs, throughout the city, to bring you as close as possible to the Phoenix Park. Regular services from the transport hubs will commence from 08.00am and finish at night.

The hubs will operate from the following locations (please note this is subject to change): 
  • Hub 1 Clarehall Avenue, Malahide Road to Ratoath Road. Click herefor detailed route map and stops.
  • Hub 2 Swords Business Park to Ballyboggan Road. Click here for detailed route map and stops.
  • Hub 3 Leopardstown to Cook Street. Click here for detailed route map and stops. 
  • Hub 4 Grange Castle to Chapelizod Bypass. Click here for detailed route map and stops. 
  • Hub 5 Celbridge (Salesian College) to Chapelizod Bypass. Click herefor detailed route map and stops.
  • Hub 6 Stocking Avenue to Chapelizod Bypass. Click here for detailed route map and stops.
  • Hub 7 Tyrrelstown (Carlton Hotel) to Laurel Lodge. Click here for detailed route map and stops.
Our social media team and customer service line will be available from 06.00 until last bus on Sunday 26 August for any queries you have on our services during this time.

*Please note that the Dublin Bus Hubs do NOT have Park and Ride facilities.  Patrons are being asked to arrive at them via public transport or on foot.  A reminder that public transport within the Dublin area is FREE on Sunday 26th August once you can produce your ticket for Phoenix Park.


DART:

Extra services will be provided. If you have a ticket to attend the Phoenix Park event, you will be able to avail of free public transport in the Greater Dublin Area (Short Hop Zone) for the day of the event.
Large crowds are expected to travel, it is advisable to allow plenty of time to queue for your ticket or purchase in advance. The details of the DART and Commuter timetable for Sunday 26th August is set out below,
Those intending to travel on Commuter services may purchase their ticket on the day, use a valid season ticket or, if they are within the Short Hop Zone, show your Papal mass ticket for free travel on Sunday 26th August.

LUAS:

Service Saturday 25th August

Red Line
  • Pre 11.00am normal service
  • 11.00am - 5.00pm Abbey Street Stop closed
  • 3.15pm - 5.00pm Services will be operating from Tallaght/ Saggart to Smithfield and from The Point to Connolly (There will be no service between Busáras and Four Courts and no alternative bus service)
  • Post 5.00pm normal service
Green Line
  • Pre 10.30am normal service
  • 10.30am - 5.30pm Services will be operating from Brides Glen to St. Stephens’ Green and Dominick to  Broombridge (There will be no service between Dawson and Parnell and no alternative bus service)
  • Post 5.30pm normal service

Service Sunday 26th August

Red Line
  • The Red Line will operate from Tallaght / Saggart to Blackhorse and from The Point to Smithfield between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm
  • There will be no service between Blackhorse and Smithfield from 7.00am until 10.00pm
  • Connolly stop will stayed closed between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm
  • Luas will service all Red Line stops from 10.00pm - 11.30pm
  • From Blackhorse and Smithfield, passengers will walk via the dedicated routes. Given the high volumes of people likely to be attempting to use Luas services on this day, please give yourself lots of time to get to the venue
  • Customers travelling from Tallaght, Hospital and Cookstown alight at Belgard for onward travel
  • Free travel with Phoenix Park Papal Ticket 
Green Line
  • The Green Line will operate from Brides Glen to Broombridge between the hours of 7.00am and 11.30pm
  • From Broombridge, passengers will walk via the dedicated routes. Given the high volumes of people likely to be attempting to use Luas services on this day, please give yourself lots of time to get to the venue
  • Phibsborough stop will be closed post-event from 3.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Free travel with Phoenix Park Papal Ticket

WALKING AND CYCLING:

Use our cycle planner to plan your route to the Phoenix Park, please note that diversions will be in place along various routes on the 26th August – cycle planner. 
The Just Eat dublinbikes Share scheme have stations all over Dublin, some of the stations closest to the Phoenix Park may be closed on the 26th of August (information on these will be available closer to the event), for more information visit the website www.dublinbikes.ie.
For walking details use our Journey Planner and filter ‘Trip Options’ to Walking, again diversions will be in place which will be available closer to the event.