Parade Day City Access

Some road closures and diversions are necessary on Parade Day, and some bus routes are affected



Note: Roads will open when safe to allow access, which could be in advance of advertised time.


Thursday, 17th March


07:00 to 16:00

  • Copley Street
  • Union Quay
  • Stable Lane
  • Connell Street
  • Lapp’s Quay

10:30 to 16:00

  • Parnell Bridge Southbound
  • Anglesea Street West Lane (filter lane from Union Quay/Parnell Bridge)

11:15 to 15:00

  • Terence McSweeney Quay

11:15 to 17:30

  • Parnell Bridge
  • Parnell Place
  • South Mall
  • Grand Parade
  • St Patrick’s Street
  • St Patrick’s Bridge
  • Castle Street
  • Merchants Quay
  • Lavitt’s Quay East (Christy Ring Bridge to Saint Patrick’s Bridge)
  • Anderson’s Quay westbound (from Brian Boru Bridge to Merchant’s Quay)

Please also note: Lane restrictions will be in place on both Clontarf Bridge & Eglinton Street to restrict access onto Terence McSwiney Quay. This will also commence at 1100hrs


In addition, the following main streets will be directly affected and will be closed from 11.15am on Thursday, 17th March

  • Parliament Street
  • Parliament Bridge
  • Washington Street between South Main Street and Grand Parade
  • Parnell Place
  • Fr Matthew Quay
  • Morrison’s Quay
  • Half Moon St
  • Academy St
  • Drawbridge St
  • St Augustine Street
  • Paul Street



Thursday, 17th March

The following traffic diversions will be in place to facilitate the road closures above:

  • South Terrace/George’s Quay – traffic will be diverted via Sullivan’s Quay & French’s Quay to either Greenmount or onto Washington Street and Bachelor’s Quay.
  • Lavitt’s Quay – traffic will be diverted across Christy Ring Bridge
  • No public traffic access to Lapps Quay



Wednesday 16th & Thursday, 17th March


Wednesday 16th March at 07:00 to Thursday 17th Marchat 16:00:

  • Copley St at area adjacent to former Brooks Haughton Building

Wednesday 16th March at 14:00 to Thursday 17th Marchat 16:00:

  • Copley St at area opposite the former Brooks Haughton Building, Anglesea Street, Lapps Quay, Anglesea Street adjacent St. Joachim & Ann’s Home.

Wednesday 16th March at 20:00 to Thursday 17th Marchat 17:30:

  • Patrick’s St, Emmet Place, Academy St, South Mall, Grand Parade, Parnell Place, Union Quay.



Bus Eireann wishes to advise customers that due to the closure of St. Patrick St. Thursday, 17th March, 2022, from 11:00hrs to 18:00hrs approx., passengers are advised that Services can be accessed at the following locations:

City: Northbound

Route 202 – Knocknaheeny:                          Dominican Centre (Mulgrave Road)

Route 203 – Farranree:                                  Dominican Centre (Mulgrave Road)

Route 205 – Kent Station:                              McCurtain Street

Route 207 – Ballyvolane:                               McCurtain Street

Route 208 – Mayfield:                                    McCurtain Street

Route 214 -  Glyntown                                   McCurtain Street

Route 215 -  Blarney, Cloghroe                      Dominican Centre (Mulgrave Road)

Route 216 -  CUH                                          Sullivan’s Quay                                  


City: Southbound

Route 202 – Mahon:                                       Clontarf Street

Route 203 – Ballyphehane:                            City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 205 – CIT:                                           Kent Stn/Washington Street

Route 206 – Grange                                       City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 207 – Donnybrook:                              City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 208 – Bishopstown:                              Washington Street

Route 214 – CUH:                                          City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 215 – Mahon Point:                              City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 216 – Monkstown                                City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 216 – Glasheen/CUH:                          South Main Street


City and Suburban

Route 213 – Park & Ride Service:                  Eglington Street

Route 220 – Ballincollig/EMC:                      Washington Street

Route 220 – Carrigaline/Fountainstown:       City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 223 – Passage/Ringaskiddy:                 City Hall, Anglesea Street

Route 225/226 Cork Airport/Kinsale/Carrigaline:       Kent Stn. & Clontarf Street


PARK & RIDE - Black Ash - Route 213

First service will depart from Black Ash Park & Ride Site at 09:00hrs, with final service from City Centre at 20:05hrs.

For duration of road closure, Route 213 will operate via Eglington Street


Services to Macroom/West Cork/Tralee

Routes 233; 236; 237; 239; 40 (Tralee) will depart from Parnell Place Bus Station, and serving the Provincial Bus Stop on Washington Street