Public Transport Info And Traffic Closures For Papal Visit

Public Transport Info And Traffic Closures For Papal Visit

22 Aug 2018


The M50 will be open as normal on Saturday and Sunday. Only the inbound lanes at J6 Blanchardstown, J7 Lucan & J9 Red Cow will be closed to all vehicles apart from buses on Sunday 26th. Other than those junctions ALL other routes are open as normal.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus will operate a normal this weekend, but some diversions will be in place on certain routes.

Details of all diversions can be found here

If you have any queries regarding Dublin Bus services this weekend, you can call their customer service line on (01)  873 4222.


Red Line - The Red Line will run as normal until 11am on both Saturday and Sunday.

From 11am - 5pm, the Abbey Street stop will be completely closed.

From 3.15pm - 5pm, services will be operating from Tallaght/ Saggart to Smithfield and from The Point to Connolly (There will be no service between Busáras and Four Courts and no alternative bus service).

After 5pm all Red Line services will return to normal.

Green Line - The Green Line will run as normal until 10.30am on both Saturday and Sunday

From 10.30am - 5.30pm Services will be operating from Brides Glen to St. Stephens’ Green and Dominick to  Broombridge (There will be no service between Dawson and Parnell and no alternative bus service)

After 5.30pm all Green Line services will return to normal.

More information can be found here.

Road Closures 

The following road closures will be in place in the City Centre on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August:

  • Sean McDermott Street between Buckingham Street and Cumberland Street North 12pm- 3.45pm
  •  James Joyce Street 12pm - 3.45pm
  • Gloucester Place Lower 12pm - 3.45pm
  • Rutland Street Lower 12pm - 3.45pm
  • Cathal Brugha Street between Cumberland Street North and O'Connell Street Upper 12pm - 4.30pm
  • O'Connell Street Upper 12pm - 4.30pm
  • O'Connell Street Lower 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Talbot Street between Gardiner Street Lower and Marlborough Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  • North Earl Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Earl Place 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Sackville Place 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Abbey Street Lower 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Old Abbey Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Harbour Court 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Abbey Street Middle from Jervis Street to O'Connell Street Lower 12pm - 4.30pm
  • North Lotts 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Bachelors Way 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Liffey Street Lower 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Henry Street Between Jervis Street and Moore Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Henry Street between Moore Street and O'Connell Street Upper 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Moore Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Moore Lane 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Rosie Hackett Bridge 12pm - 4.30pm
  • O'Connell Bridge 12pm - 4.30pm
  • Marlborough Street between Cathal Brugha Street and Talbot Street 12pm - 4.30pm
  •  Cathedral Street 10am  (Fri 24/08/18) - 7pm (Sun 25/08/18)
  • Thomas Lane  12pm - 4.30pm
  • Church Street 12pm - 5.15pm
  • Nicholas Avenue 6am - 5.15pm
  • Mary's Lane 12pm - 5.15pm
  • May Lane 6am - 5.15pm
  • Bow Street between Hammond Lane and North King Street 6am - 5.15pm
  • New Church Street 6am - 5.15pm
  • Friary Avenue between Friary Grove and Bow Street 6am - 5.15pm
  • Red Cow Lane  7am - 5.15pm
  • Beresford Street 12pm - 5.15pm
  • North King Street between Church Street and Queen Street 7am - 5.15pm
  • Hammond Lane 12pm - 5.30pm
  • Westmoreland Street from O’Connell Street to College Green 12pm - 5pm
  • Dame Street from College Green to George’s Street 12pm - 5pm
  • Dame Street from George’s Street to Lord Edward Street 10am - 5pm
  • Lord Edward Street 10am - 5pm
  • High Street from Christchurch Place to Bridge Street 12pm - 5pm
  • Bridge Street from High Street to Merchant’s Quay 12pm - 5pm
  • Burgh Quay 12pm - 5pm
  • Nassau Street  from Dawson Street  to Lower Grafton Street 12pm - 5pm
  • Lower Grafton Street  from Nassau Street to College Green 12pm - 5pm
  • College Street  from Pearse Street  to College Green 12pm - 5pm
  • D’Olier Street  from Burgh Quay to College Street 12pm - 5pm
  • Patrick Street  from High Street to Kevin Street 12pm - 5pm 
  • Cork Hill 10am - 5pm
  • Castle Street 10am - 5pm

No Parking

There will be no parking in the following areas over the weekend:

  • Killarney Street 6am - 4pm
  • Buckingham Street Lower 6am - 4pm
  • Buckingham Street Upper 6am - 4pm
  • Sean McDermott Street Upper 6am - 5pm
  • Cathal Brugha Street 6am - 5pm
  • Cumberland Street North 6am - 5pm
  • Sackville Place 6am - 5pm
  • Abbey Street Lower 6am - 5pm
  • Abbey Street Middle 6am - 5pm
  • Eden Quay 6am - 5pm
  • Bachelors Walk 6am - 5pm
  • Bow Street 6am - 5:15pm
  • Nicholas Avenue 6am - 5:15pm
  • Church Street 6am - 5:15pm
  •  North King Street 6am - 5:15pm
  • Mary’s Lane between Church Street and Beresford Street 10am - 5:15pm

A dedicated helpline is in operation until next Monday for any traffic queries on (01) 222 8888 (9am - 5pm).

Traffic updates are also available here via Twitter.