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Gardai issue advice ahead of Cork St Patrick's Festival

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10:23 16 Mar 2023

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The Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday, 17th March 2023 at 1pm in Cork City Centre. The parade will commence at Parnell Bridge / South Mall and continue along South Mall to Grand Parade, to St. Patrick’s Street and will end on Merchant’s Quay / Parnell Place.

If you are attending any St. Patrick’s Day parade around the country:
• Plan your journey in advance.
• Select the area that you want to view the parade in advance of travelling.
• Arrive early.
• Keep children under close supervision. Where possible children should have phone numbers for their guardians in the event of accidental separation.
• Mind your personnel belongings.

General advice to motorists/ commuters:
• Gardaí are encouraging everybody who wishes to attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to please use public transport.
• Please follow signage and all directions from Stewards and Gardaí.
• There will be road closures and traffic restrictions in Cork City Centre from early on the morning of Friday, 17th March 2023.
• If you need to travel through Cork City Centre on the morning of Friday, 17th March 2023, plan your journey in advance.
• Road closure and reopening will be staggered depending on the location.

Public Safety for all attending the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade:
• The policing priority is to facilitate a family-friendly event and environment in which citizens can enjoy the St. Patrick’s festivities and public realms.
• An Garda Síochána will have an extensive policing plan in place for all St. Patrick’s Day parades nationwide.
• The consumption of alcohol in public places is generally restricted by local authority bye laws in most local authority areas, including Cork City Centre.
• An Garda Síochána will be enforcing these bye laws on the consumption of alcohol in public places.

Personal Safety Advice:
If you are socialising over this bank holiday festivity weekend PLAN your night out
• Drink alcohol responsibly
• Never drink and drive, no matter the time of the day/ night
• Plan your night out, tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back
• Don’t let your friends or family walk home alone, there is safety in numbers.
• If you have to, walk in well lit areas and make sure you can be seen by passing traffic (wear reflective gear/ carry a torch).
• Take care when carrying personal property (handbag, smart phone or tablet) in crowded areas; keep them in a safe location within view.
• Watch out for pickpockets in crowded areas; keep handbags zipped and don’t put your wallet in your back pocket. In bars and restaurants take care about where you store coats and handbags.
• Park and lock your car in secure, well lit areas. Keep valuables including bags and coats hidden.

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