Dublin Pride Parade 2018 takes place this Saturday 30th June. If you’re taking part in the day’s events or just want to know what’s going on, we have all the details to help you stride with Pride!
Participants will gather at St. Stephen’s Green South from 11am and the parade will get underway at 2pm sharp. It will travel along Cuffe St, Kevin St, Patrick St, Nicolas St, High St, Bridge St, Church St and North King St before finishing at Smithfield Square.
A pre-parade rally will take place from midday onwards at St. Stephen’s Green South with entertainment and speeches. You can also enjoy the floats before they start on their journey through the city.
There will be two road closures on the day: St. Stephen’s Green South will be closed from 10am to 6pm, with traffic approaching from Leeson St Lwr to be diverted via Earlsfort Terrace, Hatch St Upr and Harcourt St.
In addition, Haymarket in Smithfield will be closed between 6am and 10pm. In both cases, pedestrian and local access will be maintained.
Choose public transport options where possible if you’re heading into town, but keep in mind that you may experience some delays.
Dublin Bus diversions will be in place on following routes from 2pm to 6pm: 13, 27, 40, 44, 49, 54a, 56a, 61, 77a, 83/a, 123, 150, 151, 747 and the Hop On/Off City Tour.
Due to security concerns, only small bags measuring no larger than A5 will be allowed into St. Stephen’s Green South and Smithfield Square. Similar restrictions may also apply at other Pride venues. Exceptions will be made for people with medical conditions and children, but all bags will be searched. Dublin Pride Parade 2018 is an alcohol and drug-free event.