Summer Sundays on College Green
Come and Enjoy the Traffic Free Space at College Green for the Summer Sunday’s Series, event space to increase by 50% due to the success of the first Summer Sundays on College Green
The first event in the Summer Sundays on College Green series presented by Dublin City Council was well attended with a positive reaction from all those who came to Drawing in the City in association with the Hugh Lane Gallery. The free event included 3D Pavement Illusions, Caricature Artists, Chalk Art Workshops and Sketching and Drawing classes. The first event was so well received that it was decided to increase the event area by 50% for the next event this Sunday July 28th from 12noon to 4pm titled Explore & Create.
Based on the valuable suggestions of participants and spectators, the extra space will make the pedestrianised area on College Green even easier to enjoy with more room to roam for visitors to the event. Explore and Create will be a fun and educational afternoon with a range of science and technology attractions from the past, present and future. All activities will be staged on a first come first served basis with no booking required.
The first week of August is International Clown Week and to celebrate the final event in the Summer Sundays on College Green series on Sunday August 4th 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 everyone the chance to try out some basic circus skills.
The area from College Green to the junction of Georges Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 7am and 7pm on Sunday July 28th. The area will only be accessible to pedestrians and as far as Trinity Street for cyclists between these times. To minimise disruption during the event the following arrangements will be in place:
A temporary two-way cycle lane will be in operation on Dame Street from its junction with Georges Street to its junction with Trinity Street. Cyclist must dismount to enter the event area. Cycle parking will be provided adjacent to the event area.
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 each event. A temporary extended taxi rank will be available on D’Olier Street.