Dublin pedestrianisation trial extended for bank holiday weekend

Dublin City Council said the extension of the trial was due to 'extremely positive' feedback. Photo: DCC via Twitter

The trial pedestrianisation of streets in central Dublin will be extended until 11pm this weekend.

Dublin City Council said the extension of the trial in the Grafton Street area was due to “extremely positive” feedback following last weekend, when streets were car-free until 7pm.

The streets will be closed to traffic from 11am to 11pm this Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday.

  • Anne Street South from the junction of Dawson Street
  • Duke Street from the junction of Dawson Street
  • South William Street from the Brown Thomas car park exit to Chatham Row
  • Drury Street from Fade Street to the Drury Street car park
  • Dame Court from Exchequer Street


The council said the trial will be monitored and if there is continued positive feedback the extended hours will remain in place for the next two weekends.

The measures were brought in to support the economic recovery of the city centre. Local business owners and residents have been largely supportive of the four-week experiment.

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