23 Jun Dublin Pride 2016 – A Traffic & Travel Guide

Our capital city is set to be bursting with colour, vibrancy and good spirits this weekend as Dublin Pride 2016 comes to town.

The festival started on Wednesday (22nd) and continues right up until Sunday (26th) with the highlight of the weekend being the Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday (25th).

To keep you informed and up to date on traffic and travel arrangements for Pride 2016, AA Roadwatch have put together this handy guide.

Dublin Pride Parade

Dublin Pride Parade

The Dublin Pride Parade 2016 takes place on Saturday 25th June and participants will assemble at the Garden Of Remembrance at Parnell Square from midday.

The Pride Parade will then move through the city from approximately 1:30pm and will travel from Parnell Square, down to O’ Connell Street before turning left onto the North Quays and across Memorial Bridge.

From there, the colourful parade will continue down City Quay, turning right at Lombard Street and straight through to Westland Row before finishing up at Merrion Square Park.

As with any big parade like this, rolling road closures will be in place along the route. The following road closures will be in place for the duration of the parade:

  • Parnell Square North from 10am to 2pm
  • Merrion Square South and East, Fitzwilliam St Lwr and Mount St Upr will close from 6am to 10pm.


Diversions will be in place and Gardai will be on point duty.

Public Transport

Dublin Bus are expecting the heaviest delays in the city centre between 1:30pm and 4pm.

As a result of traffic restrictions in Merrion Square, Dublin Bus routes 25, 25a, 25b, 26, 66, 66a, 66b and 67 will have the below diversion from 6am on Saturday (25th) until the Festival Parade ends:

  • Routes 25, 25a, 25b, 26, 66, 66a, 66b and 67 Towards City Centre – Normal route to D’Olier Street then divert to Townsend Street, Shaw Street to Pearse Street and terminate.
  • Routes 25, 25a, 25b, 26, 66, 66a, 66b and 67 From City Centre – Normal route from Pearse Street.

For more information on your route see,

Sharron Lynskey