Gardaí reiterate alcohol warning in public notice for St. Patrick’s weekend in Dublin
You can’t say you haven’t been warned.
Members of the public have been warned that it is illegal to drink alcohol in a public place in Dublin city ahead of the St. Patrick’s festival in the capital this weekend.
On Tuesday, the Gardaí issued an information notice (see below) ahead of the festival, which runs from Thursday, 15 March to Monday, 19 March and incorporates the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Information, 17 March
- Gardaí are encouraging everybody who wishes to attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday 17 March to please use PUBLIC TRANSPORT.
- The NTA, in association with all Public Transport Providers, have developed a significant Public Transport network for the day. More information is available here.
- Consequently, if you live outside the M50, try to leave your car outside the M50. If you live inside the M50, try to leave your car outside the Grand Canal on the Southside or outside the North Circular Road on the Northside.
- Select the area that you want to view the parade in advance of travelling.
- Come early. Get into position and know your route to public transport.
- Keep children under close supervision. Collect free child safety wristbands at Store Street Garda Station ahead of St Patrick's Day. Children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation.
- Mind your belongings.
- Remember, it is illegal to drink alcohol in a public place in Dublin City.
- Please follow signage and all directions from Stewards and Gardaí.
Route for Dublin Parade
The route for the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade is 2.5 kilometres long and leads from Parnell Square down O'Connell Street, over the River Liffey via O'Connell Bridge into Westmoreland Street, past Trinity College at College Green and on to Dame Street. It then turns left at Christchurch Cathedral into Lord Edward Street, Nicholas Street and Patrick Street before finally finishing at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
More information is available on the St. Patrick’s festival website.