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  • Location Spire of Dublin, O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland

If you are travelling by public transport to enjoy the festivities this St. Patrick’s weekend, please note that there may be changes to your usual service.

St Patrick's Day Festival Dublin and Natiojnwide Ireland

For all updated timetables and information, please use the below options.

Below details are provisional and due to be updated closer to the event date.

Dublin: Parnell Square Noth will be not be available to buses/ coaches due to the construction of temporary grandstands
The area will be unavailable from 19:00 on 15th March 2024 to after the parade on 17th March 2024.

Parade Information: Dublin

St Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday 17 March 2024, 12pm

Join half a million spectators who gather each March to witness over 4,000 Parade participants including marching bands from all across the globe in a thunderous display of music and pageantry, extravagantly dressed performers, troupes of colourful, cascading dancers and a spectacular display of extravagant floats as they wind their way through the historic streets of Dublin.

In order for the Parade to pass smoothly and safely through the streets of Dublin, it requires a number of road closures in the city centre, from early in the morning of the parade through until the late afternoon.

All confirmed road closures will be updated on  closer to the Festival,

and we advise all spectators and participants to plan their journeys in advance.

Dublin Bus

There may be a number of diversions in place from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 March 2024. For further details of diversions, please click on the links below, closer to the event date.

Nitelink Service
Details on Nitelinks services will be available nearer to the event date in March 2024.

24-hour services
We have 24-hour services which are in operation seven days a week across ten routes.

Sunday 17 March 2024 – St. Patrick’s Day
A Sunday Timetable will operate on all routes on St. Patrick’s Day and City Tours will not operate. Due to St. Patrick’s Day Parades, real time information will not be available from approximately 08.00 to 18.00.

Saturday 16 March 2024
Details of Saturday service will be confirmed closer to the date

Bus Éireann

All Bus Éireann and Expressway services may operate to a Sunday schedule on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17 March. Check the operator websites closer to the date

It is expected that there will be a number of diversions on St. Patricks day due to parades taking place across the country and we will update this page with information on the diversions closer to the time.

Please click here for a list of diversions in the Western/Northwestern Region.

Please click here for a list of diversions in the Easten Region.

Local Link

Regular Rural Services will be operating a Sunday schedule. Please note that some diversions are in place due to local parades. For service information over the weekend, please contact your TFI Local Link office.

Go Ahead Ireland

There will be a number of diversions on routes due to St. Patrick’s Day parades. Details will be available on the Go Ahead Service Updates webpage.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March, Services on both the Red and Green Lines will run Sunday Operating Hours. There will also be partial closures of the Red and Green Lines to accommodate the parade. Details of changes to service will be available closer to the date.

Sunday schedules will be in operation on March 17th 2024 with some additional services for DART and Commuter services. Closer to March 17th, please check IrishRail journey planner for a full list of services that will operate during the day both pre & post parade.

For Intercity journeys you can enjoy great fares by booking online with Iarnród Éireann.

Then all that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the festivities – Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir!

As St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday, the premium rate applies to all taxi fares. To estimate the cost of any journey on this day, use the Taxi Fare Estimator and select the Premium Rate on transportforireland.ie. A booking fee may apply only where a taxi is booked in advance.

Customers can also make cashless payments for all journeys.

Spire of Dublin, O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland