Up to 100,000 visitors are expected in Cork City this weekend as SeaFest kicks off on Kennedy and Albert Quays.
Extensive activity begins in the area today as preparations get underway for Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, with over 100 free events planned between June 7th and June 9th, 2019.
The road closures and diversions 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, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th 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, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th from 10am to 7pm.
- Albert Quay from its junction with Eglinton Street to its junction with N27 Albert Street, will be closed Sunday, June 9th to facilitate a tightrope performance. Local diversions will be in place.
Cork City Council also advised that Saturday, June 8th will be particularly busy for traffic in Cork city, as Cork plays Waterford in the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship at 7pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Aslan and Damien Dempsey will also perform at Live at the Marquee at 8pm.
The best advice is to plan your 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.
Because of the huge numbers expected to attend SeaFest across the three days, queues are anticipated during peak times so arrive early to avoid a wait.