Traffic management for SeaFest in Cork city

Traffic Management

Traffic Management for SeaFest in Cork city

There will be some changes to traffic management in place during SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration. An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected at the Port of Cork in Cork City from 7 – 9 June, with over 100 free events planned for SeaFest 2019.

SeaFest will largely be based on Kennedy and Albert Quays, with extensive activity commencing in the area from today (Tuesday, 4 June) at 6pm until Tuesday, June 11.

The traffic management changes in place during SeaFest include:

  • Albert Quay East from its junction with the N27 Albert Street (by Eamon De Valera Bridge) to its junction with Marina Walk/Victoria Road, will be closed Saturday, 8 June and Sunday, 9 June from 10am to 7pm.
  • A contra flow system will be in place on Albert Road to allow access to the Marina / Victoria Road on Saturday, 8 June and Sunday, 9 June from 10am to 7pm.
  • Albert Quay from its junction with Eglinton Street to its junction with N27 Albert Street, will be closed Sunday, 9 June to facilitate a tightrope performance. Local diversions will be in place.

Cork City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused due to these road closures. 

It is also advised that Saturday, 8 June will be particularly busy for traffic in Cork city, as Cork will play Waterford in the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship at 7pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Aslan and Damien Dempsey will also perform at Live at the Marquee at 8pm.

Patrons are advised to plan their route in advance and take public transport where possible. For those travelling from outside of Cork city, Cork City Bus Station and Kent Train Station are a short walk from SeaFest. The Black Ash Park & Ride, Kinsale Rd will have buses departing every 10/15 minutes to St. Patrick’s Street and will close at 8.30pm.

Large numbers are anticipated to attend SeaFest across the three days, with queues anticipated during peak times. Those wishing to attend the festival are advised to arrive early.