15 Mar, 2017


The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade will weave its way through the heart of the capital city in a flourish of colour and flair from 12pm this Friday, 17th March. There are changes to the parade route which will affect how the general public get around the City. Diversions will be in place which may lengthen journey times so it is advised to plan ahead.

The Festival Parade will now travel down the EAST side of O’Connell Street (Clerys side), O’ Connell Bridge East and on to Westmoreland Street.

Public coming to view the Parade on O’Connell Street East are advised to access via the Rosie Hackett Bridge and Marlborough Street. It is anticipated that viewing on O’ Connell Bridge will be at capacity early. There will be directional street signage in place and An Garda Síochána and stewards will be there to assist.

New for 2017, the Festival Parade route is being extended with public viewing now available on Kevin Street. Local residents and public using the LUAS green line, terminating at Stephen’s Green should consider availing of this new viewing opportunity. 

When the Festival Parade finishes there will be diversions in place. Members of the public are asked to co-operate fully with An Garda Síochána, security and stewards. 

The Festival Parade is a family friendly event and patrons are asked to be mindful of young children and where possible facilitate their viewing.  Please move slowly when approaching and leaving Festival Parade viewing and give due consideration to the elderly, families with young children and those with impaired mobility.

It is advised to plan ahead, dress appropriately for the weather and where possible to use public transport. Visit for details.

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