Road Restrictions due to Papal Mass

The Phoenix Park will close completely this evening Friday 24th August 2018 at 7.00pm.

It will not reopen until Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 7am.

This will result in extra traffic on the Navan Road (when the road is open).

The Navan Road from Cabra Cross to the M50, The River Road and Blackhorse Avenue will close at 6am on Sunday 26th and will not reopen until 11pm on Sunday night.  The roads may reopen earlier in the evening if the pedestrian traffic has cleared the area.

There will be no buses at all on the Navan Road on Sunday 26th August 2018.  The 37, 38, 39’s, 70 will operate to Laurel Lodge inbound and will then go to the City Centre via the M50 and Finglas.  The 122 will not operate into the area.

If you must leave and/or enter our area on Sunday you should contact Cabra Garda Station to see what arrangements might be possible.  You can also contact the Business & Community Liaison Team at

There will also be a hotline in operation from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day including Monday 27th August on 01 222 8888.

Papal Visit 25th & 26th August 2018


The Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August 2018 is going to mean severe traffic restrictions in the Navan Road and surrounding areas.  All homes in our area should have received a pack in the post detailing all the road closures and Phoenix Park restrictions by now.

The Business & Community Liaison Team will be holding a meeting for residents and businesses in the Navan Road/Cabra/Stoneybatter/NCR areas.

The meeting will take place on Monday 20th August 2018 at 7pm in The Holy Family Parish Centre, 13, Prussia Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. The Centre is past Tesco heading into town and is served by the 37, 39, 39a, 70 bus routes and the 46A is a short walk away.

There will be a representative from the World Meeting of Families, An Garda Siochana Traffic Division, The National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council attending.

Navan Road Community Council are urging people to attend the meeting and in particular anyone who has to leave our area and return during the road closures which are taking place from 6.00am to 11.59pm on the Sunday.  You can register to attend by email at


Centenary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S Leinster, on the 10th of October 1918, a month before the end of the war. The Leinster was travelling from Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) to Holyhead in Wales when she was torpedoed approximately 16 miles off the Irish coast.  (further information at

The Visitor’s Centre in the Phoenix Park will be holding an exhibition for the month of October to commemorate this historic event.

There will also be commemorations in Dun Laoghaire and Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

There is a general tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery (Blackhorse Avenue) every Thursday at 11am from April to November.


Information meeting 10th August – Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park


There is an information meeting tonight 10th February 2018 in the Castleknock Hotel regarding details of road closures etc.  If you wish to attend please email the Business and Community Liaison Team at 

More info here:

For more overall event information
For public transport information
For up-to-date information on Road Closures
Business & Community Liaison team
Visit of Pope Francis Helpline
01 222 8888
Monday 20 August-Monday 27 August inclusive, 9.00am-5.00pm.



New Bus & Cycle Services for Dublin


The National Transport Authority have put out for Public Consultation proposals for a Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign.

Some of the headlines are: –

A network of continuous bus lanes and safe cycling facilities along 16 routes.

A review of the current bus service network to ensure that it can meet the increasing transport needs of the Dublin region.

Developing a state of the art ticketing system and making payment much more convenient.

Implementing a new bus branding to integrate bus vehicles of different operators and types, and providing a modern look and feel to the new bus system.

Rolling out new bus stops with better signage and information and increasing the provision of additional bus shelters.

Transitioning to a new bus fleet using low-emission vehicle technologies.

A network of park and ride facilities will be developed, located at key locations along the national road network.

Creation of a ‘next generation’ network of cycling facilities.

Please see for full details.