Travel Advice for Pope’s visit

Travel Advice for Pope’s visit

On Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of August, Pope Francis will visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families. Click World Meeting 2018 for details 

With high volumes of crowds expected we would like to ensure that our customers are aware of the road closures located near the M50 toll. Closures will be put in place along the east of the M50 between and including the N3, N4 and N7; North of the N7 and Grand Canal; South and West of the N2 to Cross Guns Bridge and west of O’Connell Street. 

Travel Advice for Pope’s visit

An Garda Síochána are advising people not to drive and to use public transport and private coaches (for public transport information click TfI – Transport options and service


Special Park & Ride hubs for this event have been created at the Leopardstown Racecourse (Luas), UCD Belfield (Dublin Bus), Maynooth University (train) and Fairyhouse Racecourse. Drivers can park their car at these locations and then take public transport to and from the event. ( For further information on park and ride sites click TfI – Closing Mass


An Garda Síochána have advised that cars will not be permitted to enter a secure cordon around Dublin City, starting at the M50 from 6am to 11pm on Sunday 26th August. Junction 6 (N3), Junction 7 (N4) and Junction 9 (N7 Red Cow) will be closed to inbound car traffic traveling to the city. 


Please visit to best plan your route in advance.