Pedestrian Routes into the Phoenix Park for the Closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 August

14 August 18

Pedestrian Routes into the Phoenix Park for the Closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 August

Please note there will be no vehicular or pedestrian access to the Phoenix Park by the public (except ticketholders) from 7pm on Friday, 24th August until 7am on Tuesday, 28th August for operational and security reasons associated with this major event. This is necessary for works to be undertaken, including the installation and removal of essential infrastructure throughout the entire Park and also the removal and reinstallation of road signage and other road modifications for the event.

The designated pedestrian routes have been developed to facilitate safe and effective access and egress of the people attending the Closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August at 3pm – 5pm

Gates to the Phoenix Park are open for ticketholders on Sunday 26th August at 8am.

There is a designated pedestrian route for each gate to the park which is colour coded to match the ticketing system.

Navy Blue Pedestrian Route (Ashington/Broombridge/Ratoath/Cabra West etc.)

  • Drop Off - Tolka Valley Park/Ballyboggan Road
  • Turn left onto Ratoath Road
  • Turn right onto Nephin Road
  • Turn left onto Blackhorse Avenue
  • Enter park opposite Grangegorman Military Cemetery
  • Proceed onto North Road in Park and follow direction of stewards

Light Blue Pedestrian Route (Inchicore/Islandbridge etc.)

  • Drop Off - Dublin Bus Hub at Con Colbert Road/Irish National War Memorial Park
  • Walk along Con Colbert Road
  • Turn left onto South Circular Road
  • Turn left onto Chapelizod Road
  • Enter park through Islandbridge gate
  • Walk along Military Road and follow direction of stewards 

Green Pedestrian Route (Arbour Hill/Stoneybatter etc.)

  • Enter park at North Circular Road/Parkgate Street entrance
  • Walk along North road
  • Turn left onto Fountain Road
  • Turn right onto Chesterfield Avenue and follow direction of stewards

Orange Pedestrian Route (Bluebell/Ballyfermot/Chapelizod etc.)

  • Drop Off - Kylemore Road at Bluebell
  • Walk along Kylemore Road
  • Turn right onto Chapelizod Hill Road
  • Follow Chapelizod Road and enter the park through Chapelizod gate
  • Walk along Acres Road and follow direction of stewards

Red Pedestrian Route (Thomas Street/Merchants quay etc.)

  • Drop Off -Dublin Bus Hub at Cook Street
  • Turn right down Bridge street
  • Follow Usher’s Quay, Usher’s Island and Victoria Quay
  • Cross river at Frank Sherwin Bridge
  • Enter park through the main Park gate on Conyngham Road
  • Walk along Chesterfield Avenue and follow direction of stewards

Yellow Pedestrian route (Castleknock/Georgian Village etc.)

  • Drop Off - Laurel Lodge green to Laurel Lodge road
  • Turn right onto Castleknock Road
  • Follow Castleknock Road to Castleknock gate
  • Proceed onto Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park and follow direction of stewards.

Purple Pedestrian route

  • Drop Off - Ballyboggan Road/Tolka Valley Park
  • Turn right and then left to walk along River Road
  • Turn left at Scribblestown AvenueCross train line at Ashtown
  • Follow Ashtown Road to Ashtown Gate
  • Proceed onto North Road in Park and follow direction of stewards

 

For further information please contact Business & Community Liaison team businessandcommunity.papal@opw.ie

Helpline will be operating from Monday 20th August - Monday 27th August inclusive, 9am – 5pm.  Tel. 01 222 8888

Further Information

Overall event information https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/pope-in-ireland/

Information on Road Closures - Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council

How to get to the event Public Transport Information