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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 20 January, 2018

Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid

With over 100,000 people set to descend on the centre of the capital, there will be traffic disruption. Here’s where it will be.

The British Airways Airbus A380 which will fly over Dublin tomorrow.
The British Airways Airbus A380 which will fly over Dublin tomorrow.
Image: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

OVER 100,000 PEOPLE are expected to take to the streets of Dublin tomorrow to see a fly past by over 30 aircraft.

FlightFest will see planes such as the F-86 Sabre, the B-17 Flying Fortress and the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft on the planet, flying low over the Liffey.

It will also see parts of Dublin closed off to traffic to facilitate viewing areas along the quays. The following quays, as well as Samuel Beckett Bridge,  will all close between 6am and 7pm:

  • North Wall Quay
  • Custom House Quay
  • Georges Quay
  • City Quay
  • Sir John  Rogerson’s Quay

Roads around all of those quays will close to facilitate their closures. These include:

  • Castleforbes Road between Mayor Street and North Wall Quay
  • New Wapping Street
  • Guild Street between Mayor Street and North Wall Quay
  • Commons Street between Mayor Street and North Wall Quay
  • Park Lane between Mayor Street and North Wall Quay
  • Benson Street
  • Blood Stoney Street
  • Asgard Road
  • Forbes Street
  • Macken Street
  • Erne Street
  • Georges Court
  • Luke Street
  • Creighton Street

These roads will have local access where necessary but will be closed to other traffic between 6am and 7pm.

Buses that drop off on Georges Quay will drop passengers at Westmoreland Street, Pearse Street, Lombard Steet, Moss Street and Memorial Bridge.

Organised by the Irish Aviation Authority and Dublin City Council as part of The Gathering 2013, FlightFest is a free family event with over 100,000 people from all over Ireland and abroad expected to attend.

The programme will begin at 2pm, building up to the A380 at 5pm.

Read the full traffic management plan here.

Read: Biggest Irish airshow since 1936 to take place next month

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