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Visiting Dublin? Whether discovering a spellbinding museum on the way to the Phoenix Park or bumping into a friendly local as you cross the Ha’Penny Bridge, or swaying to the rhythm of an enchanting street busker blasting out your favourite tunes, you’ll quickly discover that Dublin is full of surprising moments where precious memories last a lifetime.

So, go on, take those extra few steps off the beaten track into a whole other Dublin. Dublin unfolds with the unexpected…See a full list of visitor attractions here and plan your trip today.

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Parade Route

The 2019 St. Patrick's Festival Parade starts at 12 noon on Sunday March 17th.

The Festival Parade will come down the EAST side of O’Connell Street (Clery’s side), O' Connell Bridge East and on to Westmoreland Street. These changes will affect how the general public get around the city.  Diversions will be in place which may lengthen journey times so it is advised to plan ahead.

Public coming to view the Parade on O’Connell Street East should access via Rosie Hackett Bridge and Marlborough Street.  It is anticipated that viewing on O' Connell Bridge will be at capacity early.

There will be directional street signage in place and An Garda Síochána and stewards will be there to assist.

The Festival Parade route is extended and there is now viewing on Kevin Street.

Local residents and public using the LUAS green line, terminating at Stephen's Green should consider availing of this new viewing opportunity. 

When the Festival parade finishes there will be diversions in place.  Please co-operate with An Garda Síochána, security and stewards. 

Where possible it is advised to use public transport:  see


There is no better way to see Dublin than the DoDublin Bus Tours.

There is no better way to see Dublin than the DoDublin Bus Tours.
Discover the best of Dublin with a DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Get your bearings on a multi-award winning bus tour with more than 30 stops around Dublin. Listen to live commentary from DoDublin guides and see the city like a local while exploring world-famous landmarks such as Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and National Museums.

DoDublin also offers special tour packages for the GPO Witness History, EPIC Museum, Jameson Distillery and many more.

DoDublin provide alternative tours such as the Ghostbus Tour. The tour takes you through Dublin’s dark side on board the original Ghostbus tour, and discover a side to the city you never knew existed.

Discover Dublin’s doorstep with a tour to Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens, and Malahide Castle & Howth.

Sorry, tours won’t be operating on St. Patrick’s Day.

Other Tours:

North / South Coastal Tour

Support and Assistance
Support and Assistance

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service is free a specialist service, offering immediate support and assistance to tourists who experience crime while visiting Ireland.

Over the duration of St. Patrick’s Festival they will be working from Pearse Street Garda Station during the following opening hours:
Thurs 14th, Fri 15th and Sat 16th March from 10am-6pm.
Sun 17th March from 12-6pm
Mon 18th March from 10am-6pm.

ITAS can be contacted on +353 (0)1-666 9354.

Tourist Information

Discover Ireland Centre offer free maps and guides to Dublin, as well as best advice on what to do while in the capital.

Visit the experts on Dublin at:

  • Visit Dublin Centre, 25 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
  • Discover Ireland Centre, 14 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
  • Dublin Visitor Centre, 17 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Discover Ireland Centre, Terminal 1 & 2, Arrivals Hall
  • Dublin Airport Community Tourist Office, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire 

Go to Visit Dublin's website for more information. Purchase the Dublin Pass Sightseeing Card for great savings.

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