Quite a number of road closures and parking restrictions are set to bring Dublin to a halt during the visit of Pope Francis later this month
Practically the entire city centre will be hit with hours of road closures from early on Saturday, August 25, the day the Pontiff arrives. It has become clear that road closures will stretch out to Ballyfermot, Cabra and as far as Crumlin from as early as 6 am and up until 11 pm.
While local access will be maintained as far as possible, intermittent temporary road closures may also be implemented by Gardai as necessary.
In total the Gardai are estimating 50 roads will be closed under the plans, such as Bow Street, May Lane, Friary Avenue and New Church Street all set to be affected from 6 am up to 5.15 pm to facilitate the Pope’s visit to the Capuchin Day Centre.
In short, leave the car at home, use public transport and do be sure to plan ahead if you are thinking of travelling on the day. And if you are going to Knock, the best of luck to you, as it seems you may have to walk 12km if you use a car as a means of transport on the day.
Absolute carnage is set to hit the country of the coming weeks, so be sure to expect delays!