Transport Information

Transport Information for the Switch on of the Christmas Lights 17th November 2019

Due to the large volume of people who annually attend the Switching on of the Christmas Lights, members of the public are being asked to give themselves plenty of time to come into Cork City on Sunday.

To facilitate the event the following road closures and parking restrictions will apply:

Road Closures

  • 12 Noon to 9.30pm – Full closure northbound from Washington Street
  • 12 Noon to 9.30pm – Junction of Patrick Street to Academy Street
  • 3.00pm to 9.30pm – Academy Street Closure from Half Moon Street
  • 4.00pm to 8.30pm
    • Oliver Plunkett Street/Parnell Place
    • Maylor Street/Parnell Place
    • Smith Street/South Mall
    • Pembroke Street/South Mall
    • Phoenix Street
    • Morgan Street/South Mall
    • Cook Street/South Mall
    • Marlboro Street/ South Mall
    • Princes Street/ South Mall
    • Grafton Street/South Mall
    • Perry Street


Normal Sunday parking restrictions will apply and traffic wardens will be on duty.

Park & Ride

Park and Ride will operate on a Monday to Friday frequency from 11am from Black Ash to Eglington Street.

The last Bus will leave the City Hall, Anglesea Street at 8.30pm.

Normal Charges apply.


Telephone: 021-492 4344

Cork City Council,
City Hall, Cork