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 businessandcommunity.papal@opw.ie

 

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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 rmsleinster.com)

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 businessandcommunity.papal@opw.ie 

More info here:

http://gov.ie/en/visit-of-pope-francis/

USEFUL CONTACT INFORMATION
 
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 busconnects.ie for full details.

 

29th September 1979 – Preparations for the Papal Visit to the Phoenix Park

 

This is a new exhibition opening to the public in the Visitor’s Centre. It features the lead up to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in 1979

The exhibition will open on Thursday 2nd August 2018 and run until Sunday 30th September 2018.  It will be open from 1000hrs to 1700hrs each day. More information on http://www.phoenix park.ie

“This exhibition will illustrate the remarkable shared sense of purpose that enabled this event to be organised within two months.  It will attempt to demonstrate how the combined skills and dedication of a wide range of people, came together, to design, make and supply the staging of the Papal Mass and how they collaborated to deal with the practicalities related to the production of this extraordinary event”

Cabra Gate Phoenix Park Closed 1st & 2nd August 2018

 

To facilitate the temporary removal, conservation and restoration of the gate entrances and to carry out associated infrastructural works the entrance at Cabra Gate will be closed as follows:-

Wednesday 1st Aug 2018      1000 to 1530hrs     &    1900 to 2300hrs

Thursday 2nd Aug 2018        1000 to 1530hrs     &    1900 to 2300 hrs

Road Closures Phoenix Park July/August 2018

 

The OPW will be closing roads at entrances to the Park to facilitate the temporary removal, conservation and restoration of gates in the Phoenix Park as follows: –

Ashtown Gate:              July 18 to July 20, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

July 30 to July 31,  1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

Castleknock Gate:       July 21 to July 22,  0700 to 2200

August 4 to August 5,  0700 to 2200

Chapelizod Gate:         July 23 to July 25, 1000 to 15.30

August 4 to August 5, 0700 to 2200

Islandbridge Gate:     July 26 to July 28, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

August 1, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300

N.C.R. Gate:                 August 2 and August 3, 1000 to 1530 and 1900 to 2300