Free family event Summer Sunday takes place in Dublin next month

Dublin City Council is set to pedestrianize part of the city center next month to make way for a free family-friendly event.

Ollege Green and Dame Street are hosting a Summer Sunday event on August 7th from 12pm to 4pm.

On this day, the area is traffic free and offers a unique opportunity for all ages to enjoy street entertainment and free family fun.

The event has a colorful carnival theme with performers, stilt walkers and jugglers, as well as a ride on an antique carousel, circus workshops and face painting.

The street will have plenty of additional patio furniture to relax and enjoy a picnic. Dublin Mayor Caroline Conroy said it was an “unmissable” event.

“Summer Sunday will be an unmissable opportunity to see and appreciate College Green and Dame Street in a whole new light with no traffic,” she said.

“The carnival theme will be full of joy and color and is sure to bring lots of family fun and entertainment for everyone.”

The area from College Green to the junction of South Great Georges Street will be open to pedestrians and cyclists only between 7am and 7pm on Sunday 7th August.

Bike parking will be provided to minimize disruption, but cyclists must dismount to enter the event site.


Christian Doyle helps launch Summer Sunday. Image: Colin Keegan

Buses that normally travel east to Dame Street and College Green will be diverted to Parliament Street. Westbound buses will be diverted to South Quays and then to South Great Georges Street.

Visit the Dublin Bus website for information on bus routes and stops. The LUAS will operate a normal Sunday service.

Southbound traffic will be diverted to South Quays, Lower Bridge Street and Upper Dame Street. Northbound traffic will be diverted via Winetavern Street.

Access to Grafton area car parks is via South Great Georges Street and Exchequer Street.

Disabled parking will be temporarily moved from Foster’s Place to D’Olier Street for the duration of the event.

The taxi rank at Foster’s Place and College Green will be closed for the duration of the event. There will be a temporary extended taxi rank on D’Olier Street. Free family event Summer Sunday takes place in Dublin next month

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