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1916 State Commemoration events

March 2016

Map of events is available here

Further information is available on this website



Dublin:

Easter Sunday

1. Gardaí are encouraging everybody who wishes to attend the Easter Parade on Sunday 27th 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. Traffic Management Plan

For urgent vehicle access information for Dublin city centre on Easter Sunday see link below.

http://www.ireland.ie/getting-around-dublin-over-easter


• See the following websites for maps and more information:

http://www.ireland.ie/


http://www.transportforireland.ie/1916-commemorations-travel-options/

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

• There are five alternative viewing areas where large screens have been erected. These are: Smithfield, Kings Inn, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.

• A large portion of O’Connell Street is a restricted area with very limited access for Ceremonial Reasons.

• Keep children under close supervision. Children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation. (eg: write it on their clothing tags, their arm or a piece of paper and tell them where it is!)

3. Come early. Large crowds are expected.

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

• Check the weather and dress appropriately.

• 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

Easter Monday

1. Gardaí are encouraging everybody who wishes to attend the RTE ‘Reflecting the Rising’ Events on Monday 28th 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.

• There are local Traffic Restrictions in the O’Connell Street, Smithfield, Fruit Markets, St Stephen’s Green & Earlsfort Terrace areas but otherwise the city is open.

• See the following websites for maps and more information: See links above.

2. Select the area that you want to get to in advance of travelling and come early.

• Know your route to/from public transport.

• Check the weather and dress appropriately.

• 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

• Keep children under close supervision. Children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation. (eg: write it on their clothing tags, their arm or a piece of paper and tell them where it is!).


Enniscorthy State Commemoration - Easter Monday, 29th March 2016

Information for the event can be accessed at www.enniscorthy1916.ie.

The event commences with 10am Mass at St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, followed by a parade which will commence outside the Cathedral and will depart at approximately 11.30am.  The Parade will pause outside the Atheneum, Castle Street for a minutes silence and then proceed to the Seamus Rafter Statue in Abbey Square.

The State Commemoration Ceremony will take place in Abbey Square, Enniscorthy.  Music will be played on site from 11am with the Ceremony commencing at 12.30pm. 

A battle re-enactment will take place in the Abbey Square Car park at 2.30pm for approximately 45mins.

A Promenade Festival will also taking place consisting of market stalls including local artisan suppliers and vintage fairground rides.  There will be seating and local entertainment.  This event will commence at 11am and is expected to conclude at 7pm approximately.

• Attendees are advised to come early as large crowds are expected.

• Check the weather and dress appropriately.

• Mind your belongings

• It is illegal to drink alcohol in a public place in Enniscorthy.

• Please follow signage and all directions from Stewards and Gardaí

• Keep children under close supervision. Children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation. (eg: write it on their clothing tags, their arm or a piece of paper and tell them where it is!)

Traffic Plan – Road Closures:

In order to facilitate the large volume of visitors to the area, regardless of whether they are attending the event, the following Road Closures will be in operation:

 

1

N11 – Seamus Rafter Bridge – N30 bound lane only

6am – 5pm

2

The Entire N11 circuit over both bridges, Abbey Quay and Shannon Quay will be closed for a 20minute period for Official State Ceremony

1.10pm – 1.30pm

3

N30 – Abbey Square (both sides) from Seamus Rafter Bridge to and including, Castle Hil roundabout

6am – 5pm

4

N30 – Mill Park Road, from its junction with R890 Parnell Road (known locally as Arnolds Cross) to its junction with Castle Hill Roundabout / Abbey Square (Local and emergency access will be maintained as far as junction with Mill Yard Lane & Friary Hill.

6am – 5pm

5

R702 – Duffry Street (Cathedral Street), Main Street, Castle Street & Castle Hill

6am – 5pm

6

Weafer Street (R702-16) from its junction with Duffry Hill to its junction with Castle Street

6am – 5pm

7

Slaney Place (L6511) to facilitate disabled parking badge holders – and the extention of Slaney Place leading to Xtravision

6am – 5pm

8

St. John Street (L2503-1, Court Street (L2503-2) and Church Street (L6510), Hospital Lane (L6516, Friary Hill (L6507) and Friary Place (L6508)

6am – 5pm

9

Bohreen Hill (L2505) from the R890 (Bohreen Hill Roundabout) to the N11 at Island Road

6am – 7.30pm

10

The Promenade (L6500) from its junction with Mill Yard Lane to Seamus Rafter Bridge.

6am – 12mn

 
Traffic Plan – Diversions

In order to facilitate the large volume of visitors to the area, regardless of whether they are attending the event, the following traffic diversions will be in operation (map attached on the right):-

Traffic Routes / Diversions - Northbound:

Wexford – Dublin Traffic continues as usual along N11.  (Advance warning signs will be located at Kyle Cross to encourage Dublin traffic to use R741 via Castlebrige). 

Any traffic not specifically travelling to Enniscorthy for the State Celebration is encouraged to utilise the R741 (Wexford – Gorey Road) or divert at Maldron Roundabout, Wexford for New Ross.

Traffic from Wexford direction heading to New Ross will be diverted at the Seamus Rafter Bridge out along the N11 to Blackstoops roundabout and back via the R890 to Arnolds Cross to access the N30.

Traffic Routes / Diversions - Southbound:

Dublin – Wexford Traffic continues as normal along the N11.

Any Wexford traffic not specifically travelling to Enniscorthy for the State Celebration is encouraged to utilise the R741 (Gorey – Wexford Road) by exiting the M11 at junction 23.

Traffic heading for New Ross should continue to Enniscorthy where it will be diverted from Blackstoops roundabout along the R890 to Arnolds Cross and onto the N30. 

Bus routes will be maintained but may be subject to delays.

Emergency Routes:

Emergency routes will be maintained along the N890 (Arnolds Cross – Blackstoops Roundabout) & the N11.

Emergency access to Abbey Square, Abbey Square Car Park and the Promenade will be maintained along Mill Park Road / N30.

Emergency access to the Medical Health Centre, Mill Yard Lane, will be maintained for Caredoc services and accessed from Arnolds Cross.

                                                                                                                                          
Parking:

All Wexford County Council parking will be free on Monday, 28th March 2016.  However Parking restrictions will be in place and will be enforced by An Garda Siochana and Traffic Wardens on duty.

The following car parks have been designated and will be clearly signposted for the event:

 

Traffic from

Parking at

Notes

N30 Waterford / New Ross traffic

  • 1798 centre, Parnell Road, Enniscorthy

  • Enniscorthy Rugby Club, Ross Road, Enniscorthy

  • Wexford Co. Co. Long stay car park, Ross Road, Enniscorthy

  • The Showgrounds, Ross Road, Enniscorthy

Cars wishing to access this parking are being asked to divert off the N30 at Carleys Bridge.  Signage will be in place.

Wexford / N11 traffic

  • St. Senan’s Hospital

  • Island Road car parks 1 & 2

  • Mart, Old Dublin Road

Park N Ride

Opposite Top Service Station and Vinny’s Public House, Island Road, Enniscorthy

Park N Ride: A shuttle bus facility will run between location and Irish Street (entrance via Barrack Street off Island Road).

Dublin / N11 traffic

  • Mart, Old Dublin Road

Park N Ride: A shuttle bus facility will run between location and Irish Street (entrance via Barrack Street off Island Road, N11).

East Side traffic (Oulart / Blackwater)

  • Railway Square, Templeshannon

  • Shamrock GAA, Clonhaston, Enniscorthy

  • St. Senan’s Nationals School, Vinegar Hill Lane, Enniscorthy

  • St. Senan’s Church, Shannon Hill, Enniscorthy

  • Oulart Rd, Enniscorthy

Disabled Badge Parking

Parking for the holders of the Blue Disabled Parking Badges will be available in Slaney Place, the AIB car park, Slaney Place, & the extension of Slaney Place to Xtravision.  Blue Disabled Parking badges must be displayed.