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

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Curiosity, clowns, carnival and drawing artwork

From Drawing in the City featuring sketching classes and 3D pavement illusions to Explore & Create with science and technology attractions from the past, present and future to City Carnival’s Jugglers and Mime Artists - there's something for everyone at SUMMER SUNDAYS on College Green.  For three Sundays in a row July 21st, July 28th and August 4th 2019, Dublin City Council will present this series of three great events from 12noon to 4pm.


The area from College Green to the junction of Georges Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 7am and 7pm on Sundays July 21st, July 28th and August 4th. The area will only be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists during these dates and times. To minimise disruption during Summer Sundays events the following arrangements will be in place:


Pedestrian access to footpaths and crossings between Church Lane and Georges Street will be maintained.

The footpath to the southern side of College Green will be maintained.


Access to cycle lanes between Church Lane and Georges Street will be maintained

A temporary two-way cycle lane will be in operation on the southern side of College Green.

Cycle parking will be provided on Same Street adjacent to the Summer Sundays event space.


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. 

The first event in the SUMMER SUNDAYS series will be Drawing in the City in association with the Hugh Lane Gallery on July 21st. Inspired by artists such as Claude Monet, Walter Osborne and Nathaniel Hone who left their studios to draw from nature, the event will see the gallery’s sketching and drawing classes move outdoors with practicing artists from the gallery’s panel leading four sessions throughout the day at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm with no booking required and materials will be supplied.  It will also feature interactive street art, 3D pavement illusions, face painters and more.

On July 28th, SUMMER SUNDAYS will stage Explore and Create. The event will be a fun and educational afternoon for all the family with a range of science and technology attractions from the past, present and future. It will be a festival for the curious featuring a series of displays and workshops with a broad scientific and learning theme.

The first week of August is International Clown Week and to celebrate the final event in the SUMMER SUNDAYS series will be City Carnival. The performance spaces at City Carnival will see appearances from multi-talented artistes while the side show will feature an Antique Carousel, Facepainters, Stiltwalkers, Jugglers and Mime Artists. The event will also host workshops to give families the chance to try out some basic circus skills.