How to get to Longitude 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Photo credit: Dara Munnis Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, for its fifth instalment from July 14–16. The three-day festival features a mix of international stars like The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons and Stormzy, with a sprinkling of up-and-coming Irish talent including Picture This, Dermot Kennedy and Aine Cahill. Plus, as there’s […]

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How to get to Longitude 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Photo credit: Dara Munnis Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, for its fifth instalment from July 14–16. The three-day festival features a mix of international stars like The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons and Stormzy, with a sprinkling of up-and-coming Irish talent including Picture This, Dermot Kennedy and Aine Cahill. Plus, as there’s […]

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Irish Rail users faced with bus transfers

Irish Rail users travelling to and from Limerick this June will face disruption due to major signalling works. Bus transfers will be in operation on all services to and from Colbert Station in Limerick City.
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AA Roadwatch goes to Slane 2017

Main image – PR handout Words by Adrian Harmon Following a year’s hiatus, Saturday 27th May marks the much-anticipated return of the annual Slane concert. Over the last 36 years, the venue has attracted some of the world’s biggest acts including U2, the Rolling Stones, Oasis, Eminem and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This year’s […]

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AA Ireland supports UN call for drivers to slow down

Main photo: public domain AA Ireland supports UN Global Road Safety Week, which continues until Sunday 14th May. The week focuses on speed and what can be done to address it, as research has shown that speed contributes to around a third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half […]

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College Green plaza – Nice for the city but don’t ignore displaced traffic

Artists impressions courtesy of Dublin City Council AA Ireland has cautiously welcomed plans submitted by Dublin City Council to convert College Green in Dublin into a car-free, pedestrianised plaza. If planning permission is granted, the project will see traffic funnelled away from the busy city centre thoroughfare in favour of a large, tree-lined and granite-paved space. Work […]

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Summer Driving: Hazards To Watch Out For

Driving in Summer; Advice from Arwen Foley, Editor of AA Roadwatch With summer under way and hopes of good weather high, The AA is warning motorists of the dangers of driving in Summer. Glare The glare from the sun has been known to cause collisions, particularly under clear skies at dawn or dusk. “The worst […]

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Summer works to affect Irish Rail services

Main photo – used under CC0 License Irish Rail users on Saturday services to and from Dublin Heuston can expect some disruption over the summer due to planned engineering works between Hazelhatch and Thurles on the Dublin/Cork line. Works will not take place during August, or on Saturdays of major events like sports fixtures and concerts. […]

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AA Roadwatch goes to Forbidden Fruit Festival

AA Roadwatch’s Chris Jones previews Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival – with info on the line-up, tickets and how to get there.
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Public transport in Ireland: May Bank Holiday 2017

Photo by Flickr user calflier001, used under CC-BY-SA-2.0 licence If you’re planning to be out and about over the May Bank Holiday weekend, you can expect changes to public transport schedules. We’ve compiled the major changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann. As always on a bank holiday, services are expected to be […]

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