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Traffic delays expected as East Link bridge comes up to let the tall ships through

Dublin Port Riverfest takes place this weekend and the ships are the star attraction.

IT’S THE JUNE bank holiday weekend and that means the tall ships are coming back.

The star attraction of the Dublin Port Riverfest is a fleet of six tall ships and four schooners, which will berth along North Wall Quay for the whole weekend. But in order to get them to their resting place for the weekend, the East Link toll bridge will have to be raised this afternoon.

The bridge will come up at around 2.45pm to allow the ships to pass under and organisers say it should take less than an hour for this to happen.

Traffic delays are expected as people move through the city at the beginning of the long weekend. Luas works are also ongoing in the city, causing heavy traffic in some areas at peak times.

If you do happen to get stuck in traffic later this afternoon, you’ll at least have a nice view as the majestic boats make their way to North Wall Quay.

The festival itself is free of charge for the whole weekend, with wakeboarding demonstrations, kayaking, tours, sniffer dog demonstrations and a fun fair.

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