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Game on as Dublin City Centre looks forward to a bumper Weekend of Sport!

  • Wed 02 August, 2017

Game on as Dublin City Centre looks forward to a bumper Weekend of Sport!

DublinTown estimates that spend in the city will be between €20m and €25m


Dublin City is the place to be this bank holiday weekend with sporting action taking place across the weekend. It will be very much ‘Game On’ for thousands of sporting fans visiting Dublin City Centre this weekend.


On Saturday, 5th August, Liverpool FC will take on Athletic Bilbao in the Aviva Stadium. Kick-off is at 5.15pm. Meanwhile in Croke Park the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship will see Tyrone facing the challenge of Armagh at 4pm and Dublin up against Monaghan at 6pm.

On Sunday, 6th August the ‘small ball’ will dictate the action at Croke Park with the Dublin Under-17 team facing Cork in the Final of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 17 Competition at 12pm. This will be closely followed by the minor teams of Kilkenny and Galway who will go head to head in the All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final at 2pm. The main event in GAA Head Quarters on Sunday will be the battle of Galway and Tipperary in the Semi-Final of the Hurling All-Ireland Championship at 4pm.


On Monday, 7th August Roscommon and Mayo will take centre stage in Croke Park for the replay of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Quarter Final. Throw in time is 2pm.


Richard Guiney, CEO DublinTown said “This August Bank Holiday Weekend promises to be one of great excitement in DublinTown. Businesses in the city are looking forward to welcoming the many thousands of sporting fans who will visit Dublin City Centre for these exciting games and indeed to enjoy the shopping, hospitality and leisure offerings. This weekend is worth a lot to businesses in the city. We estimate that spend in the city will be between €20m and €25m.  Our advice to fans is to plan your route in advance and get here early – to allow time to sample the incredible match day atmosphere in the city centre.  There will be some traffic restrictions on the Quays this weekend but they are not as extensive as those in August 2016 which passed without creating any difficulties for visitors to the city last year”.


Visitors to the city are advised that the following traffic restrictions will be in place:

  • There will be some traffic disruption on the North and South quays on the approach to O’Connell Bridge beginning Tuesday, 1 August. Visitors should consider alternative routes to avoid the quays.
  • Access to car parks will be maintained. Have a look at the Dublin Parking app to help guide you to your car park of choice.
  • There will be full closure of the South Quays ONLY at O’Connell Bridge from 8pm on Friday 4th August until 6am on Saturday 12 August.
  • O’Connell Bridge will remain open to Northbound and Southbound traffic.
  • If you are travelling through the city, traffic diversions will apply, delays may result so please consider alternative routes before you arrive in the city.
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DublinTown has created a parking app to help people plan their route into the city and access their carpark of choice. The DublinTown Parking App is available to download free on both iOS and Android platforms.