Dublin Bus have confirmed their St. Patrick’s Day schedule and diversions. On Thursday, a Sunday timetable will be in operation. Also, the City Tours will not operate. The Nitelink will continue to run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Dublin Bus routes affected in the area with St. Patrick’s Day festival diversions are 26, 40, 52, 79, 79a, C1, C2, C3, C4 and L54.
These diversions are in place on Thursday March 17th from 5am until 5pm in the City Centre.
Route 26 towards Merrion Square will follow the normal route up until Ormond Quay where it will stop. Route 26 towards Liffey Valley will depart Wood Quay where it will continue on its normal route.
Route 40 towards Liffey Valley will operate its usual route until Boltanic Road where it will divert straight via the Phibsborough Road, Church Steet, Bridge Street then to Thomas Street where it will continue on the normal route. Similarly, route 40 to Charlestown will follow the normal journey up until Thomas Street where it will divert via Bridge Street and Church Street then to Phibsborough Road and will follow the normal route.
The new route 52 towards Ringsend Road will follow the normal route to Ormond Quay where it will terminate. Route 52 towards Leixlip Intel will leave Wood Quay and continue on its normal journey.
As for the 79 and 79a towards Aston Quay, it will go on its normal journey until Ormond Quay where it will divert right onto Capel Street Bridge, Wood Quay, Bridge Streeet and Cook Street where it will terminate. Routes 79 and 79a towards Spiddal Park and Parkwest respectively will leave Cook Street onto Merchants Quay and will continue on its normal route.
Finally the C Spine, routes C1, C2, C3 and C4 towards Sandymount and Ringsend Road respectively will go on its normal route up until Ormond Quay where it will terminate. Routes C1, C2, C3 and C4 towards Adamstown Station and Maynooth will depart Wood Quay and follow the normal route.
A parade in Lucan will mean that further diversions will be in place across routes C3, C4 and L54 between 2pm and 6.30pm.
The C3 and C4 towards Ringsend Road will divert via the N4 slip road to R136 junction 3, divert right at the traffic lights and continue its normal journey. The C3 and C4 to Maynooth will follow the normal route to the Foxhunter Pub where it will divert via the N4 slip road, exit at the Spa Hotel and will follow the usual journey.
The L54 to River Forest will go on its normal journey up to Ballyowen Road where it will divert onto the N4, exit at the Spa Hotel to follow its normal route. The L54 to Red Cow Luas will follow the normal route to the Spa Hotel, divert via the N4 slip road to R136 junction 3, divert right at the traffic lights and get back to the normal route .
A parade in Maynooth will result in additional diversions to routes C3 and C4 between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
The C3 to Maynooth will follow its normal route to Intel where it will divert left at the Intel Roundabout, new link Road, M4 slip road, next slip road for Maynooth, Straffan Road and terminate. The C3 to Ringsend Road will depart at Straffan Road, divert onto the M4, take the slip road at junction 6, continue to R449 to Intel Roundabout and turn right and back onto its normal route.
The C4 in both directions will be unable to access the terminus. thefore, they will terminate and depart at the C3 terminus at Straffan Road.
Further info can be found here.