Football fans invited to Euro 2016 Big Screening Event this Sunday at Smithfield

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh invites football fans to attend the big Outdoor Screening of Ireland versus France in the last 16 Euro2016 encounter at Smithfield Plaza, this Sunday 26th June from 12.30pm onwards.  This is a free family event and a strictly alcohol free area. The screen measures 8mtrs x 6mtrs (48m2).


Access to Smithfield Plaza will be strictly by the New Church Street entrance only, to the south east end of the Square (Luas end).  Those attending are advised to obey the event signage and stewards’ instructions. Fans are advised to arrive early to get a good vantage point and to be prepared for changeable weather.


A map showing the access point to the event can be viewed later this afternoon on the City Council’s homepage, once the event plan has been finalised.


According to an tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh, “I know there are plenty of people who could not make it to Lyon.  So please come down to Smithfield Plaza and enjoy the atmosphere and hopefully a great match, on the big screen with fellow Ireland fans and of course, we also heartily welcome any French fans that can share in the occasion.  There will be plenty of family entertainment to enjoy, from a picnic area to buskers and bouncy castles, to strolling characters and face painting. Dublin City Council is proud to be bringing this free family-friendly event to Smithfield and I hope we great turnout to cheer on our boys in green.   Tar agus bain sult as an ocaid saor seo.  Éire abú!”


Housing Planning and Local Government Minister, Simon Coveney, TD, welcomed the establishment of the fan zone. “The Irish soccer team’s progression to the knockout stages of the Euro 2016 is a source of great pride for the country as a whole.  On behalf of the Government, I am delighted that on Sunday, there will be an opportunity for fans to come together in Smithfield, in a family friendly setting, to cheer on the boys in green as they take on the host nation, France”.

Dublin City Council is urging people to use public transport to come to the city on the day.  Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas will be operating full services on the day.  There is no special parking arrangement in place for the Smithfield event.