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Top Tips for Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parking

Get ahead of the pack with the ultimate guide to parking for Dublin’s Pride Festival.

It’s that time of the year again, LGBT Pride is just around the corner. For the weekend of June 29th – 31st, the streets of Dublin will be flooded with colour all in celebration of Dublin Pride. The main event will be taking place on June 30th with the Pride Parade.

However, with thousands of people flooding to the city centre and traffic restrictions in place, parking can be a nightmare. Here’s our top tips:

First things first, ask yourself do you need the car? Bus, Luas and Dart are running regularly all weekend. Be conscious of diversions for Dublin Bus which will be in place on Saturday on the following routes between 2pm and 6pm: 13, 27, 40, 44, 49, 54a, 56a, 61, 77a, 83/a, 123, 150, 151, 747 and the Hop On/Off City Tour.

Free Parking

Unless you want to be up at the crack of dawn you’re best forgetting about this option. Free parking around Dublin at weekends particularly on Saturdays is really hard to find especially with lots of traffic restrictions.

Car Parks

With traffic restrictions around Stephen’s Green and a route which goes through Cuffe St, Kevin St, Patrick St, Nicolas St, High St, Bridge St, Church St and North King St before finishing at Smithfield Square, it’s best to park close to the action without getting caught up on the route.

Your best bet for the weekend is to pre-book one of the multitude of special deals on offer from some of Dublin’s hottest car parks.

Q-Park’s Four Courts is great value for people travelling in along the Quays with a daily rate of €15 and if you fancy a few lemonades you can bag a 24 hour rate for €16.

If you’re coming in from the northside, Clery’s Car Park’s daily rate of €17 is very competitive. Other options include Park Rite’s IFSC car park who have an all day Saturday special at €13.65.

For those come from the southside, Parkpnp has a great pop-up car park on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay for €11 (7am to 7pm), while the RCSI have a number of good deals starting from €14 very close to the start of the action.

On-Street Parking

On-street parking is another option, with a maximum stay of 3 hours you’ll need to keep an eye to make sure you’re always topped up. Spaces fill up very early with rates reaching up to €2.90 an hour.

Private Spaces

Parkpnp has a limited number of private spaces available to book around the city centre but you’ll need to book early as demand is super high and they are nearly all gone. Find your perfect space at Parkpnp.com.

Park with pride this weekend by using Parkpnp. To get started claim €5 off your first booking – https://goo.gl/peMFmX

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