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Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2024

An Garda Síochána is anticipating large crowds in attendance at this year's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin City.

The Dublin St Patrick's Day Parade will commence at 12 midday on Sunday, 17th of March 2024.

The parade will begin at Parnell Square North and finish at Kevin Street Lower. The parade will assemble beforehand at Western Way, Dublin 7 and disperse afterwards at St Stephen's Green West, Dublin 2.

An Garda Síochána is advising those attending the parade to:

  • Pick an area along the route to view the parade ahead of time
  • Arrive early
  • Plan the journey into the city in advance
  • Use public transport or Park and Ride facilities where possible
  • Keep children under close supervision to avoid being accidentally separated in the crowd
  • Pack sensibly and mind personal belongings
  • Follow the instructions of Gardaí and Stewards

All traffic will be diverted through the North and South Circular Roads for the duration of the St Patrick's Day parade. Local access and egress to streets affected by closures will be facilitated. All businesses and residencies affected by these closures will be notified in writing in advance.

No vehicles can enter the parade route while closures are in place.

An Garda Síochána is advising motorists and those that must commute into or through the city on Sunday and Monday to:

  • Plan the journey in advance
  • Follow all road signage
  • Adhere to the instructions of Gardaí and Stewards
  • If parking, park and lock your car in secure place where it is legal to do so and does not block access
  • Expect delays to bus services operating in and out of the city during the parade.

An Garda Síochána generally advise those heading out to socialise this St. Patrick’s weekend to:

  • Plan the night out - tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back
  • Carefully mind personal belongings particularly in crowded areas or premises
  • Drink alcohol responsibly
  • Never drive under the influence of an intoxicant (alcohol or drugs) and be mindful of driving the morning after
  • Don’t let any friend or family member walk home alone - there is safety in numbers
  • If you must walk home only walk in well lit, populated areas and where you can be seen by traffic.

The following modes of public transport will be affected by the parade:

  • Dublin Bus will operate alternative drop off and pickup points
  • Luas Green Line trams will serve Bride's Glen / Sandyford - St Stephen's Green. The Broombridge - Dominick service will resume at 6pm on the 17th of March.
  • Luas Red Line trams will serve Saggart / Tallaght - Smithfield only between the hours of 9:45am to 3pm.
  • Taxi ranks inside the parade route will be moved.
  • Dart services will be unaffected and will operate as normal.

The following map displays the full route for the St Patrick's Day Parade. Areas within the outline around the parade will closed to traffic.

Parade Route 2024