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Dublin Summary Report

Last Updated: 01/08/2015 22:58


No major delays to report for traffic in Dublin City Centre at this stage. 

Traffic is moving well on the M50 in both directions.


The Dublin Horse Show takes place at the RDS Arena until Sunday 9th Aug. Large crowds are expected to attend each day. Doors at the RDS Concert Hall entrance open at 7am and the Main Hall entrance opens at 9am. The RDS is situated in Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, between The Four Seasons Hotel and Herbert Park on Merrion Rd. Simmonscourt Rd will be closed from 7am until 8pm on Sunday. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount; on Shelbourne Rd and Pembroke Rd. However, the heaviest traffic is likely on Merrion Rd and Anglesea Rd. Motorists on the N11 wishing to access Sandymount Ave or Serpentine Ave should redirect via Ailesbury Rd and Merrion Rd.

The Beatyard Music Festival takes place in Dun Laoghaire on Sun 2nd Aug. Harbour Rd will be closed between 2pm and midnight to facilitate the event. Coal Quay and West Pier Harbours will be open. The underground car park at the terminal will be closed. Gardai are advising people attending the event to use public transport. Dublin Bus provides a number of services to Dun Laoghaire. There are also regular Irish Rail DART services to the seaside town.

There is a double header at Croke Park on Sun 2nd Aug with two SFC Quarter Finals taking place. First up, its Kerry and Kildare at 2pm. Then, at 4pm Dublin take on Fermanagh. Croke Park is situated in Drumcondra on the northside of Dublin. Traffic restrictions will be in place and delays can be expected in Drumcondra and in the surrounding area. A full Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon takes place in Dublin on Sun 2nd August. Rolling road closures will be in place along the route which will begin on North Wall Quay at the Castleforbes St Jct. From there, it will take in Custom House Quay, Memorial Bridge, the South Quays, Wintavern St, High St, Bridge St, Cook St, St John’s Rd West, Military Rd, The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Sarsfield Rd, St. Laurence’s Rd, Chapelizod Rd, Conyngham Rd, Chesterfield Ave, Acres Rd, Military Rd, Upper Glen Rd, Ordinance Survey Rd before finishing on Chesterfield Ave. Upper Glen Rd and Survey Rd will be closed from 8:15am until 12:45pm. Wellington Rd and also Acres Rd to Khyber Rd will be closed from 8:15am until midday (except for access to St. Mary’s Hospital and Cara Cheshire Home). North Rd will be closed from 8:15am until 12:30pm (except for access to Farmleigh House). Knockmaroon and Islandbridge Gate will be closed until 12:30pm.  Chapelizod Gate will be closed from 8:15am until midday (except for access to St. Mary’s Hospital and Cara Cheshire Home). Diversions will be in place at Mountjoy R/A with a left turn only on approach from Castleknock Gate. A free shuttle bus will be available throughout the event between 7am and 1pm on the day. The bus terminal will be located on Chesterfield Ave, with stops on both Parkgate St and Bachelors Walk. The Luas Red Line also stops nearby at Heuston Station for those looking to use the shuttle bus on Parkgate St. It also stops near the start line on North Wall Quay at 3Arena. Dublin Bus also operate a frequent service throughout the city. From approx. 8am to 11:30am, there will be diversions in place for the following Dublin Bus routes: 25a/b, 37, 39a, 40, 66a, 67, 70, 83, 145, 151, 747.


Commons St from Mayor St Lwr to Custom House Quay will be closed from 7am until 9pm on Sun 2nd Aug for works. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

St. Peter’s Terrace, Glasthule, is closed from the Adelaide Rd jct until Fri 14th Aug for works. Local access will be maintained.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on Shanganagh Rd near Ballybrack Village until approx. Sat 15th Aug.

Works take place at the Goatstown Rd/ Roebuck Rd jct until Fri 21st Aug, from 10am to 4pm each day.

Works will take place on the Dundrum Bypass at the Main St jct between 10am and 4pm each day until Fri 7th Aug.

Works take place on Cross Ave, Blackrock near the Mount Merrion Ave jct until Mon 4th Aug.

Waltham Terrace, Blackrock is closed from Mount Merrion Ave to Green Rd until Fri 2nd Oct for works. Diversions will be signposted.

As part of the ongoing works on Frascati Rd/ Temple Hill which are due to continue until August,  there will be no right turn from Temple Hill onto Newtownpark Ave. A diversion route will be in place via Stradbrook Rd, Dean’s Grange Rd, Brookville Park and Benamore Rd.

Dominick Place will close from its jct with Dominick St Lwr to Granby Lane until midnight on Thurs 1st Oct. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained. This road closure is to facilitate Luas Cross City works.

Eaton Way in Rathcoole will be closed until Mon 12th Oct between Main St and Eaton Terrace. Diversions will be signposted.

Wicklow St is closed from Clarendon St jct to Grafton St jct until midnight Sun 6th Sept for works. Diversions are in place.

Church Rd is closed between East Rd and Killan Rd until midnight on Sun 8th Nov due to ongoing works. Diversions are in place.

Johnson's Court is closed from Grafton St to Clarendon St between 6pm and 9am each night until Fri 14th Aug to facilitate works. It will also be closed each Sunday from 9am to 6pm until Sun 9th Aug.


Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions at College Green until later this year. This work is expected to cause considerable and unavoidable disruption to this part of the city centre. As a result, motorists are advised to avoid the area. Bear in mind that the College Green Bus Gate remains in place from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10am and from 4pm to 7pm.

Suffolk St is closed until Tues 1st Sept. Traffic on Dawson St wishing to travel on Nassau St to access Suffolk St and Grafton St will be diverted via Nassau St, Leinster St South, Lincoln Place, Westland Row, Pearse St, College St, College Green, Trinity St and St Andrew St. The Bus Gate on Nassau St, from Dawson St to Suffolk St, is also closed during this period.

There is no left turn from Dawson St to Nassau St until early 2017. This ban affects Public Service vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and goods vehicles. Bear in mind that buses will no longer use Suffolk St and as a result, the following Dublin Bus routes are affected: 7b/d, 11, 25x, 32x, 37, 38a/b, 39/a, 41x, 46a, 66x, 67x, 84x, 116, 118, 145. This diversion affects these routes in the inbound direction only. Route 25/a/b will be re-routed from Merrion Sq. via Merrion Sq., North, Clare St., Lincoln Place, Westland Row, & Pearse St in the outbound direction. Inbound remains unchanged. A double bus lane on Pearse St has also been introduced. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on Camden St at the Bleeding Horse due to these works with the following Dublin Bus routes affected inbound and outbound as a result: 14, 15a/b, 140, 142.

Dawson St is reduced to one lane from St Stephen’s Green to South Anne St, while works take place at various locations along the road. Dawson St will remain open to traffic and car parks in the area will be accessible, however those using the route as a through way should consider the new right turn on Merrion Row to avoid delays. A 24 hour tow truck will be in operation to ensure traffic movement. Visit the Luas Cross City website for full details.

Works are also ongoing at Kildare St/ St. Stephen’s Green North, Harcourt St / St. Stephen’s Green South, Lincoln Place / Leinster St South, Leinster St South / Clare St / Merrion Square. These works are expected to continue until the end of 2016. Additional bus lanes will be introduced on Pearse St as part of the ongoing works. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on the section of Camden St Upper between its jcts with Harcourt Rd and Charlotte Way while works continue.

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Roadwatch Radio Reports

Today Fm
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:25, 8:00, 8:30, 8:50
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:45, 17:15, 17:45, 18:15, 18:45
  • Saturday
    11:30, 12:30, 13:30
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:20, 7:45, 8:15, 8:50,
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:20, 16:45, 17:20, 18:15
  • Saturday
    8:40, 9:15, 9:45, 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Sunday
  • 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:45, 7:05, 7:30, 8:05,
  • 8:30
  • Evening Rush Hour
    17:05, 17:30, 18:05, 18:30 
  • Sunday


  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8.00, 8:30 
  • Evening Rush Hour
  • 16.30,17:00, 17:20, 17:40, 18:00, 18:30
  • Sunday
  • 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30

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