Parade Day City Access

On Parade Day some road closures and diversions are necessary, with some bus routes affected

In general - only the very centre of the city is impacted by road closures, and these run from early morning to late afternoon on March 17th.

Parking is removed from some areas the night before - signs will advise where affected.

If travelling by bus, drop-off and pick-up locations are affected, so please ensure you have the information you need. 

 As always, the Park and Ride service is recommended as an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution to city access on parade day.



Friday 17th March from 07:00hrs to 16:00hrs – Copley St, Union Quay, Stable Lane, Connell Street, Lapp’s Quay

Friday 17th March from 10:30hrs to 16:00hrs – Parnell Bridge Southbound, Anglesea Street West Lane only

 Friday 17th March from 11:15hrs to 17:30hrs – Terence McSweeney Quay (will reopen at approx 1500hrs), Parnell Bridge, Parnell Place, South Mall, Grand Parade, St Patrick’s Street, St. Patrick’s Bridge, Merchants Quay, Lavitt’s Quay East (Christy Ring Bridge to Saint Patrick’s Bridge), Anderson’s Quay (Brian Boru Bridge westbound)

 Please note there will be lane restrictions on both Clontarf Bridge & Eglinton Street to restrict access onto Terence McSweeney Quay. These will also commence at 1100hrs.

In addition, the following main streets will be directly affected and will be closed:

Parliament St., Parliament Bridge, Washington St. (between South Main St. & Grand Parade), Parnell Place, Fr Matthew Quay, Morrison’s Quay, Half Moon St, Academy St, Drawbridge St., Saint Augustine Street, and Paul Street 



Bus Eireann wishes to advise customers that due to the closure of St. Patrick St. on Friday, 17th March, 2023, from 11:00hrs to 18:00hrs approx., passengers are advised that Services can be accessed at the following locations:



Route 202 – Knocknaheeny:        Mulgrave Rd/St. Patrick’s Quay (Near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 203 – Farranree:                Mulgrave Rd/St. Patrick’s Quay (Near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 205 – Kent Station:           McCurtain Street

Route 207 – Ballyvolane:              McCurtain Street

Route 207A – Glenthorn:             St. Patrick’s Quay (Near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 208 – Mayfield:                   McCurtain Street

Route 214 -  Glyntown                   McCurtain Street

Route 215 -  Blarney, Cloghroe   Mulgrave Rd/St. Patrick’s Quay (Near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 216 -  CUH                            George’s Quay / Probys Quay                                        



Route 202 – Mahon:                                      Sunvalley Drive / Clontarf Street

Route 203 – Ballyphehane:                          Anglesea Street

Route 205 – CIT:                                           St. Patrick’s Quay (near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 206 – Grange:                                     Anglesea Street

Route 207 – Donnybrook:                           Anglesea Street

Route 208 – Bishopstown:                           St. Patrick’s Quay (near Mary Elmes Bridge)

Route 214 – CUH:                                         Anglesea Street

Route 215 – Mahon Point:                          Anglesea Street

Route 216 – Monkstown:                             Anglesea Street

Route 216 – Glasheen/CUH:                       South Main Street


City and Suburban

Route 213 – Park & Ride Service:                     Anglesea Street

Route 220 – Ballincollig/EMC:                           Washington Street

Route 220 – Carrigaline/Fountainstown:         Anglesea Street

Route 223 – Passage/Ringaskiddy:                    Anglesea Street

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


Services to Macroom/West Cork/Tralee

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


Park & Ride

First service will depart from Black Ash Park & Ride Site and serve Anglesea Street at 08:36, with final service from Anglesea Street at 20:30