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Parking and Road Closures for St. Parick's Day, Wednesday, 17th March 2010

Black Ash Park and Ride
The Black Ash Park & Ride site will be open from 8.30am - 8pm on Wednesday 17th March 2010. The first bus will run at  9am and the last bus will depart at 7.15pm. Please note drop off and pick up locations will be from Anglesea Street, in front of Cork City Council offices. The buses will not operate to Lapps Quay on this day. 

All parking will be removed from South Mall from 7am on 17th March. 

Road Closures
Union Quay and Copley Street will be closed from 7am on 17th March.
Tuckey Street will be closed 9am - 7pm on 17th March.
No access to Emmet Place 11.45am - 4 pm on 17th March.
The Parade is due to commence at 1pm, and thus at 11.45 am the main Parade route from South Mall, via Grand Parade, St. Patrick’s Street and Merchant’s Quay will be closed to traffic.  

Traffic Management
Assembly Areas: Access to Parnell Bridge will be maintained until 11.45am. The Park & Ride terminus will be at Anglesea Street (it will not operate to Lapps Quay).  Diversion of northbound traffic on Eglinton Street (from the South Link) via Albert Quay and Eamon deValera Bridge, Custom House Street, Michael Collins Bridge, Penrose Quay, Ship Street on to the Lower Glanmire Road. St. Patrick’s Quay, Camden Quay and McCurtain Street are all open to traffic.  

Main Parade Route
The Parade will march along the following streets:
South Mall, Grand Parade, St. Patrick’s Street, Merchants Quay, Disassembling in Parnell Place (western lane).

In addition, the following main streets will be directly affected and will be closed:
Parliament Street, Parliament Bridge, Washington Street between South Main Street and Grand Parade., Merchant’s Quay /  Anderson’s Quay, Parnell Place (western lane), Fr Matthew Quay, Morrisson’s Quay, Half Moon St. 

Traffic diversions will be put in place to facilitate these road closures, as follows:

·        South Terrace / George’s Quay – traffic will be diverted via Sullivan’s Quay & Frenche’s Quay to either Greenmount or onto Washington Street and Bachelor’s Quay

·        Lavitt’s Quay – traffic will be diverted across Christy Ring Bridge




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