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Michelle McGrath MCs tonight's event at College Green, and Paul Brady is one of the performers Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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Traffic disruptions expected for New Year's fest in capital

The centre of Dublin will see closures and diversions because of concert at College Green.

IF YOU ARE planning a trip near Dublin city centre today, be aware that the capital is hosting its first New Year’s Festival – and there will be traffic disruptions to go with it.

The AA is noting that the main event of the festival – a concert at College Green tonight – will see that area closed from afternoon. College Green will be closed from 2pm today until 6.30am tomorrow. South William Street is closed from 6pm through to half past midnight.

Public transport will follow the normal Saturday schedule up to 10pm but buses will be diverted around College Green to avoid the concert preparations.

See the following sites for details of their holiday schedules, depending on your method of travel:

The rest of the country is looking fairly hassle-free although the Events section on the AA website is useful to note where there might be heavy traffic because of events such as the New Year’s race meets in Tramore, Cork, Fairyhouse, the road race in the Phoenix Park tomorrow, Funderland at the RDS and the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival – on until 8 January.

Read: Three-day New Year festival getting underway in Dublin>

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