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St. Patrick's Festival 2016

March 2016

St Patrick's Day:

Dublin Festival Runs from the 17th - 20th March 2016.

Full details of route are available on the right.

Please see the following for more details:

Route for Dublin Parade

The route for the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade is 2.5 kilometres long and leads from Parnell Square down O'Connell Street, over the River Liffey via O'Connell Bridge into Westmoreland Street, past Trinity College at College Green and on to Dame Street. It then turns left at Christchurch Cathedral into Lord Edward Street, Nicholas Street and Patrick Street before finally finishing at St. Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Day Festival and Parade - Temple Bar 

This year, An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council are implementing a number of additional safety measures on Saint Patricks Day in the Temple bar area. These measures will include barrier controls at access and egress points for both pedestrian and vehicles, strict enforcement of illegal drinking in public areas. There will be an enhanced Garda presence on the streets in and around the Temple Bar area from early morning until late.  These measures are being introduced to enhance and improve the experience of visitors, residents and businesses from both a safety and enjoyment point of view.

During the course of Thursday 17th  March,  vehicular traffic will be kept out of Temple bar other that requiring access to Fleet Street Car Par.

Personal Safety

1. Gardaí are encouraging everybody who wishes to attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday 17th March to please use PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

• The NTA in association with all Public Transport Providers have developed a significant Public Transport network for the day.

• Consequently if you live outside the M50 try to leave your car outside the M50. If you live inside the M50 try to leave your car outside the Grand Canal on the Southside or outside the North Circular Road on the Northside.

2. Select the area that you want to view the parade in advance of travelling.

• Come Early. Get into position and know your route to public transport.

• Keep children under close supervision. Children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation. • Mind your belongings.

• Remember it is illegal to drink alcohol in a public place in Dublin City.

• Please follow signage and all directions from Stewards and Gardaí


Advice for members of public advice