Curiosity, clowns, carnival and drawing SUMMER SUNDAYS on College Green

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Curiosity, clowns, carnival and drawing artwork

Come and Enjoy the Traffic Free Space at College Green for the Summer Sunday’s Series, event space to increase by 50% due to the success of the first Summer Sundays on College Green

The first week of August is International Clown Week. To celebrate, the final event in the Summer Sundays on College Green series presented by Dublin City Council is City Carnival. This Sunday August 4th from 12 noon to 4pm, College Green will host appearances from multi-talented artistes in the performance space while the side show will feature an Antique Carousel, Facepainters, Stiltwalkers, Jugglers and Mime Artists. If you've ever felt like running away with the circus, the event will also host workshops to give you the chance to learn and try out some basic circus skills.


This Sunday will be your last chance for now to enjoy the experience of a traffic free College Green. So if you just want to come and relax we will have comfy furniture and giant street games.


Last Sunday Explore and Create, the second event in the Summer Sundays on College Green series took place in brilliant sunshine with a great atmosphere, science and technology attractions from the past, present and future.  Twitter said it was pretty awesome!






The area from College Green to the junction of Georges Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 7am and 7pm on Sunday August 4th. The area will only be accessible to pedestrians and as far as Trinity Street for cyclists between these times. To minimise disruption during the event the following arrangements will be in place:




A temporary two-way cycle lane will be in operation on Dame Street from its junction with Georges Street to its junction with Trinity Street.  Cyclist must dismount to enter the event area.  Cycle parking will be provided in the event area.



Buses normally travelling easterly onto College Green will be diverted onto Winetavern Street and westerly buses will be diverted onto the South Quays and up to Georges Street.  Information on Bus diversions and stops can be found here.



LUAS will operate a normal Sunday service



Car traffic will be diverted to the South Quays and Upper Dame Street. 

Cars coming from the Christchurch direction will be permitted to turn right at junction of Georges Street/Dame Street.   Access to car parks will be from Georges Street.



The taxi rank at Foster’s Place and at College Green will be closed for the duration of the each event.  A temporary extended taxi rank will be available on D’Olier Street.