“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Why yes it is a plane!”

 

 

By Sinéad Tyrrell 

Eyes will be fixed on the skies in Dublin City Centre this Sunday for Flight Fest 2013. Up to 40 aircraft will participate in the air show travelling along the River Liffey between the East Link Bridge and Custom House Quay. The advice from the event organisers is to arrive at the viewing points before midday as the event gets underway shortly afterwards.

If you’re heading along to this event, use public transport. There will be a number of road closures in the area and diversions will be in place. Extra services are being provided by Irish Rail. DART, Dublin Bus and Luas. Keep in mind, Tara St Train Station and Georges Dock Luas Stop will be closed to facilitate the event.

Will there be another dramatic draw this week in Croke Park when the ladies hit town for the Camogie Championship Finals also on Sunday (15th).

At midday, Kildare will play Laois in the junior final and then at 2pm Galway will play Limerick in the intermediate final. At 4pm, Galway will play Kilkenny in the senior fixture. Traffic restrictions will be in place. 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.

When you imagine snorkelling, you envisage tropical fish and clear blue water. Well scratch that idea, in Monaghan this weekend, they’re doing it differently…..in a bog! The Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships are taking place in Castleblayney from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th September. Traffic will be busier through the town especially on the Ballybay Rd.

On Saturday, Leinster play their first home match of the season at the RDS in Dublin against the Ospreys on Saturday. The match gets underway at 6:15pm and this is sure to attract a large crowd.

All in all, a busy weekend ahead of us and you can keep up to date with the latest traffic news on www.aaroadwatch.ie; or follow @aaroadwatch on Twitter.