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Saint Patrick's Street - Time Regulated Bus Lane 15:00 - 18:30

From next Tues, March 27, vehicle access to St Patrick's St will be limited to public transport, taxis, cyclists & emergency vehicles from 3pm-6.30pm.

These changes will help ensure a more reliable bus service and will improve movement and access in the city as the number of people living and working in the city centre is increasing.

Check out for more details.


What city centre drivers need to know: - Northbound traffic approaching from the South or West (Lough area, Wilton, Victoria Cross etc) via Dyke Parade or Wood St. should turn into Prospect Row before the Mercy Hospital. - Traffic approaching from Grand Parade will be diverted via Daunt Square and Cornmarket St. and on towards the quays. - There will be no access to St Patrick’s St. from Academy St., so drivers have the option to turn into Emmet Place (towards Cork Opera House) or drive on into Drawbridge St. and Perry St. - There will be no exit from Drawbridge St. onto St. Patrick’s St, except for taxis, minibuses, emergency vehicles and cyclists. - Westbound traffic approaching from Merchants quay should proceed along the quays then, onto North Main Street via Kyle Street or proceed onto Grattan Street.

Maps of the proposed changes are available on

The public can also register to get regular updates on traffic management for this and other projects on

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