One is officially on one’s way.
Cork City Council has welcomed the formal announcement of the official visit by HRH, The Prince of Wales and HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall to Cork on Thursday June 14th.
A number of traffic restrictions will be in place as Charles and Camilla soak up the atmosphere on Leeside, visiting City Hall and the English Market.
Vehicular Traffic Closures: from 7.15am to 2pm:
Grand Parade, Tuckey Street, Oliver Plunkett Street, Lapps Quay and South Mall ( Grand Parade to Parliament Street).
Closure from 9.30am to 2pm:
Anglesea Street, Union Quay (between the junction of Copley Street and Parnell Bridge), Parliament Bridge, the remainder of South Mall and streets off both sides of the Mall. Vehicles will only be allowed northbound on Parnell Bridge during this period.
Closure from 9.30am to 11.30am:
Patricks Street and adjoining side streets, Half Moon Street, Emmet Place and Drawbridge Street, Washington Street from South Main Street to Daunt Square.
Pedestrian Restrictions: From 7.15am to 1.30pm:
There will be pedestrian restrictions on the Grand Parade, Tuckey Street, Oliver Plunkett Street (from Market Alley to the Grand Parade).
From 9.30am to 11.30am: Pedestrian movement will be restricted at Daunt Square and Washington Street (from South Main Street to the Grand Parade).
From 10.30am to 1.30pm: Pedestrian movement will be restricted on Anglesea Street, Parnell Bridge West Side and Union Quay
Due to road closures on Lapps Quay on Thursday, the Black Ash Park & Ride bus will operate to and from Eglinton Street. The route will follow from Eglinton Street to Albert Quay, Albert Street and out the South Link. Normal service to/from Lapps Quay resumes on Friday, June 15th 2018.
Access to Opera Lane apartments will be via Bowling Green Street and an Garda Siochána have requested the removal of Coca Cola Bicycles in the following areas:
- By 7am on Thursday June 14th at Grand Parade
- By 7am on June 14th at Lapps Quay
- By 9.30 am on June 14th at Anglesea Street
- By 5pm on June 14th at Emmet Place
“The people of Cork, and indeed the people of Ireland, have very fond memories of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Cork in 2011 when it was clear to all that the Queen thoroughly enjoyed her time in the city, describing it in a letter afterwards to the Lord Mayor’s office as ‘colourful and lively’.” said the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald
“The international profile of our city skyrocketed following that visit with footfall at the English Market increasing by up to 30% and interest in hotel rooms in the city and county increasing by up to 70%.
Bus Eireann will operate a full service but there will be some diversions to public transport routes.