St. Patrick’s Weekend Updates Galway, Cork and Limerick


Check out parade updates, traffic restrictions and road closures for Galway, Cork and Limerick below.

Galway Updates

The Galway Parade will start at 11.30am and finish at approximately 1.00pm. 

This years route is changed from previous years. The Parade will start at 11.30am from NUIG and wind its way down University Road, over Salmon Weir Bridge, up Eglington Street and past the viewing stand in Eyre Square finishing at approximately 1.00pm on Bothar Na mBan.

A map of the parade and the parade running order are available to view here on the website. 

Cork Updates

Cork City Council have advised of the following road closures over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.

St. Patrick’s Weekend 2019 Traffic Restrictions


Saturday 16th March from 07:00 to 16:00 on Sunday 17th March: Copley St at area adjacent to former Brooks Haughton Building
Saturday 16th March from 14:00 to 16:00 on Sunday 17th March: Copley St at area opposite the former Brooks Haughton Building, Anglesea Street, Lapps Quay, Anglesea Street adjacent St. Joachim & Ann’s Home.
Saturday 16th March from 20:00 until 17:30 on Sunday 17th March: St. Patrick’s St, Emmet Place, Academy St, South Mall, Grand Parade, Parnell Place, Union Quay

ROAD CLOSURES Roads will open when safe to allow access, which could be in advance of advertised time.

Sunday  17th March from 07:00 to 16:00: Copley Street, Union Quay, Stable Lane, Connell Street, Lapp’s Quay
Sunday  17th March from 10:30 to 16:00: Parnell Bridge Southbound, Anglesea Street West Lane (filter lane from Union Quay/Parnell Bridge)  
Sunday 17th March from 11:15 to 17:30: Terence McSwiney Quay (will reopen at approx 1500hrs), Parnell Bridge, Parnell Place, South Mall, Grand Parade, St Patrick’s Street, St. Patrick’s Bridge, Castle Street, Merchants Quay, Lavitt’s Quay East (Christy Ring Bridge to Saint Patrick’s Bridge), Anderson’s Quay (Brian Boru Bridge westbound) There will be lane restrictions on both Clontarf Bridge & Eglinton Street to restrict access onto Terence McSwiney Quay which will commence at 1100hrs

The following main streets will be directly affected and will be closed from 11:15 Parliament Street, Parliament Bridge, Washington Street between South Main Street and Grand Parade, Parnell Place, Fr Matthew Quay, Morrison’s Quay, Half Moon St, Academy St, Drawbridge St, St Augustine Street, Paul Street and Oliver Plunkett Street

Traffic diversions will be put in place to facilitate these road closures, as follows:
  • South Terrace/George’s Quay – traffic will be diverted via Sullivan’s Quay & French’s Quay to either Greenmount or Mardyke Street to Bachelor’s Quay.
  • Lavitt’s Quay – traffic will be diverted across Christy Ring Bridge
  • No public traffic access to Lapps Quay

More information is available on the website.

Limerick Updates

Limerick City & County Council have advised a number of road closures over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.

A full list of these locations can be seen here on the website.

A number of road closures have been detailed in the above link at specified locations and times to facilitate the Fireworks Display on Saturday 16th March, St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday 17th March, the Limerick International Marching Band Championships Parade on Monday 18th March and the St. Patrick’s Festival 2019 .
  • Pedestrian access to footpaths will be maintained at all times.
  • Local diversions will operate.
  • Emergency Service Vehicle access will be available at all times.