Public information notice published ahead of Dun Laoghaire festival

by Gary Ibbotson

The Gardai have published a public information notice ahead of the Dun Laoghaire Festival taking place this weekend.

On Friday, May 31, doors will open for Deacon Blue at 4pm.

Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 will see Madness and Primal Scream take to stage with doors opening at 5pm both days.

No queuing is permitted before 5pm on all days.

According to notice the concerts will take place rain, hail or shine and no readmission is allowed to the show. The event is strictly over 18s.

The festival promoter says:

  • If driving to / from the venue, please allow plenty of time. Traffic & Parking delays are inevitable. Please take public transport or car pool where possible.
  • Plan your route in advance, and check in with AA Roadwatch for traffic-related reporting.
  • Consult signs on approach roads for directions on best routes to take to the venue.
  • Please email to register for accessible parking.

There will be extra rail services provided for each night to ensure a smooth entrance and exit from the show. To book tickets with Irish Rail please visit their website.

There are a number of bus services that run to Dun Laoghaire that will leave you within a minutes’ walk away from the venue area. For more information, please visit 

The following buses services run to Dún Laoghaire: 

  • 7, 
  • 7n, 
  • 46a, 
  • 46n,
  • 59, 
  • 63, 
  • 75 
  • 111

MCD are asking all festival goers to abide by the following advice:

  • Check for Event Travel Information.
  • An Garda Siochana & Event Security will operate ticket checks & searches on access to the venue.
  • Allow enough time for concert entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.
  • An Garda Siochana will operate a ZERO tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public areas, any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour.
  • Dress appropriately & always be prepared for the Irish weather. Bring your Wellies! ISPCC Volunteers will be dispersed across the venue selling ponchos & sunscreen sachets also.
  • Note that catering & bar facilities are available inside the venue. NO ALCOHOL OR FOOD is permitted to be brought into the venue.
  • Proof of Age is required for the sale of alcohol.
  • Please note there are a limited number of ATMs so patrons are advised to bring sufficient funds and avoid having to queue.
  • Respect the property & privacy of residents in the vicinity of Dun Laoghaire. Patrons are also asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour, such as on-street drinking and urinating, etc.
  • Should you have any medical condition that requires you to carrying any such liquids please email with details of condition and a medical letter and we will advise and assist you accordingly.

Note that if you are perceived to be intoxicated, the promoters say you will be refused entry to the concert even if you hold a valid ticket.

No bottles or liquid containers are allowed to be brought on site and outside food is also prohibited.

Selfie sticks, Go-Pros, iPads and umbrellas are also banned as well as chairs and/or garden furniture.

“We Appeal to all Fans to Respect the Local Community by not littering, not engaging in anti-social behaviour and not parking illegally,” says the promoters.

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