Important information to note for the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin on Sunday March 17th


The 2019 St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin starts at 12 noon on Sunday March 17th.

The Festival Parade will come down the EAST side of O’Connell Street (Clerys side), O’Connell Bridge East and onto Westmoreland Street. These changes 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.

Access available via Rosie Hackett Bridge and Marlborough Street to O’Connell Street for public coming to view parade.  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.

The Festival Parade route is extended and there is now viewing 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.  Please co-operate with An Garda Síochána, security and stewards. 

Where possible it is advised to use public transport.