Everything you need to know for the day
2020 Parade Route
Starts - Parnell Square at 12 noon
- Down the East side of O’Connell Street,
- Over O'Connell Bridge and up Westmoreland street,
- Turning right at Dame Street,
Ends - Dublin Castle at 12.25pm where the parade bands and vehicles will join the Skills Display till 3.30pm.
*Note: the parade will now end at Dublin Castle, not Trinity due to the new Luas route
How to get there
With rolling diversions the best bet is to use the Luas Green line, stopping at O'Connell Upper for the Parade or at St Stephen’s Green for Dublin Castle.
The closest Bus stops to the Parade are:
George's Quay: 27a/b, 29a, 31/a, 32, & 130.
Wood Quay: 25/a/b, 26, 66/a/b, 67, 37, 39/a & 70.
The closest Bus stops to Dublin Castle are:
George’s Street: 9, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 16, 65, 68, 83, 122, 140.
Dame Street: 13, 27, 40, 49, 54A, 56A, 77A, 123, 150, 151, 747.
All the main DART stations are operating, The closest DART stops to the route of the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade are Connolly and Pearse Street.
Diversions and rolling road closures will make driving into Dublin tricky, so if you must drive, do plan ahead.
- At the Parade itself: The best places to park to close to the parade route will be Jervis St.; Parnell St; Marlborough St;
If you are coming on foot to view the Parade on O’Connell Street, the best route in will be via Rosie Hackett Bridge and
See transportforireland.ie for more details.
Family and baby facilities
At Dublin Castle: there are cloakroom facilities available and prams and buggies can be stored for you during your visit – please ask one of the guides at the information desk for assistance.
At the Parade itself: The best viewing area of for wheelchair users will be O'Connell St.
At Dublin Castle: The café and restrooms are universally accessible. A member of staff will take you to the museum rooms on the first floor in the lift. The Coach House at the back of the Castle Gardens, is also accessible as are the gardens themselves.
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Food & Drink
At Dublin Castle: There will be a food truck in the courtyard, also the Terrace Café's menu offers a variety of dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, and makes for a relaxing setting for a coffee break from all the action.