The Rod Stewart Concert takes place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh this Saturday and gardaí have issued travel and security arrangements for the event.
Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station today, Inspector James Hallahan said: "As the doors open at 6pm we can expect delays in and out of Cork City. We are asking motorists and pedestrians to be patient and follow the direction of Gardaí and stewards."
"I would appeal to anyone going to concert to use the Bus Eireann shuttle buses from Lapps Quay or walk to Páirc Uí Chaoimh as there is no parking around the stadium and there will be a tow away operation in place.
"As always, when travelling to and from the stadium I would ask that patrons respect the local residents and businesses. This is an event for all the family and consuming alcohol out in public will not be tolerated. During the course of the day we want everyone to enjoy themselves but we would ask that you remember a few simple things."
"Have a plan for the evening on how you are getting to and from the event. Be mindful of your property. Keep your phone, wallet or purse on you at all times. If you find yourself in a scenario and sense there could be trouble, walk away and call the Gardaí. Most of all, enjoy the concert and stay safe.”
There is no vehicular access to the stadium so Gardaí recommend that anyone attending avail of public transport or walk.
There will be traffic delays, so avoid the area if possible.
The closer you park to the stadium the longer you will be held back afterwards.
Disabled parking ticket holders should approach the stadium via Centre Park Road.
"Please remember to respect the local residents and businesses when coming and going from Páirc Uí Chaoimh," gardaí said.
The estimated running time is as follows:
18.00 - Gates open
22.45 - Estimated finishing time
Road Closures From 9am parts of Monahan Road, Centre Park Rd, Maryville and the Marina will be closed, as follows:
- Ardfoyle / Park Avenue
- Blackrock Road / Maryville
- Monahan’s Road / Link Road
- Marina / Church Avenue
- Centre Park Road Link Road
- Boreenmanna Rd/ Churchyard Lane, (access for residents only).
- Blackrock Rd/Churchyard Lane, (access for residents only).
From 1.30pm further road closures will be in place in the vicinity of the stadium.
Parking is available at Cork City Council and Q-Park Carparks:
- Paul St Car Park – open until midnight
- North Main Street Car Park
- Bessboro Car Park, Mahon Industrial Estate.
- St Finbarr’s Wandsford Quay Patricks Quay Car Park
- Q-Park Carroll’s Quay – open 24hrs
- Q-Park Grand Parade – open 24hrs
- Q-Park City Hall – open 24hrs
- Q-Park St Finbarr’s – open 24hrs
Further Parking available at:
- Blackrock GAA, Church Rd
- Cork Cork Constitution RFC, Templehill
Páirc Uí Chaoimh is well served by public transport. Bus and Rail transport options can all bring you within 15 minutes’ walk of the stadium.
Plan your journey online from anywhere in Ireland to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on www.transportforireland.ie See also: www.buseireann.ie & www.irishrail.ie
Enhanced Route 202 will operate a direct bus from Lapp’s Quay to Monahan Road adjacent to Páirc Uí Chaoimh every 10 minutes from 17:00hrs to 20:30hrs.
Route 202 regular service will also operate from Merchants Quay to Ballintemple / Mahon Point every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Route 215 will operate a half hourly service from City Centre (Patrick St. Grand Parade, City Hall) to Silver Key Bar - just a 15 minute walk from the stadium.
After the concert, Route 202 regular 20-minute service will depart from ‘The Venue Bar’ Ballintemple and Route 215 from ‘The Silver Key Bar’ to City Centre.
Please contact Ticketmaster Special Needs Hotline directly:
Republic of Ireland: 0818 903 001 & press Option 2 Northern Ireland & UK: 0333 321 9996 International Customers: +353 818 903 001 Alternatively, please contact Ticketmaster on their website www.ticketmaster.ie via "ask a question" tab and an agent will be happy to assist you.
Parking for disabled badge holders will be in the Marquee Car Park. There will be no parking for disabled guests in Páirc Uí Chaoimh or any on- street disabled spaces within the immediate vicinity of the stadium. The parking in the Marquee Car Park is the reserved area for disabled patrons, however space is limited. If you do not have a wheelchair accessible ticket, limited parking is available at the Marquee Car Park on a first come first served basis for disabled badge holders. Event ticket holders with allocated disabled parking passes are to approach via Centre Park Road. A limited number of wheel chair accessible taxis will be allowed down to the venue after the event.