Details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's visit to Ireland have been released
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to arrive in Ireland tomorrow for a three day tour of the country.
Details released this evening say the royal couple will arrive and depart from Dublin Airport with "normal operations" continuing at all times.
Their visit will begin in Dublin City centre tomorrow, Tuesday March 3rd, and it's thought that Prince William and Kate Middleton will travel to Áras an Uachtaráin, The Garden of Remembrance, and the Guinness Store House.
Wednesday, March 4th will see the Duke and Duchess visit locations in Temple Bar, Prosperous Co. Kildare, Grange Co. Meath and Howth, Co. Dublin.
On March 5th they will travel to Galway city, the European Capital of Culture 2020 while also stopping off at a local GAA club.
Gardaí have liaised with business and local residents in the locations mentioned and will continue to do so over the course of the three-day visit.
There will be temporary traffic restrictions, outlined in detail below, and members of the public have been advised to allow for extra travel time to the affected areas.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland ?? between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March. The visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course. #RoyalVisitIreland Photo © PA
Tuesday 3rd March 2020: Dublin
- From 2pm – 4pm (approx.) there will be localised traffic restrictions in place in the vicinity of the Garden of Remembrance including North Frederick Street, Parnell Square North, traffic will be diverted away from Parnell Square. Local traffic diversion will be in place.
- From 3pm – 5pm (approx.) there will be localised traffic restrictions in place in the vicinity of Government Buildings including Merrion Street, Merrion Square West and Merrion Square South. Traffic will be diverted from St Stephens Green South at the Leeson Street junction onto Earlsfort Terrace and St Stephens Green East. Local traffic diversions will be in place.
- From 6pm – 9pm (approx.) Market Street South and Bellevue, Dublin 8 will be closed to all traffic, pedestrian access to the Guinness Storehouse will be restricted to invited and vetted persons only.
Wednesday 4th March 2020: Dublin, Kildare and Meath
- From 6am – 11am (approx.) Essex Street East, Dublin 2 will be closed to all traffic (vehicle/ pedestrians)
- The Royal visit will have limited impact in Co. Kildare and Co Meath - there will be temporary restrictions in place in Prosperous village from 11.30am – 12.15pm (approx.), local Gardai will have diversion routes in place.
- From 8am – 5pm Thormanby Road, Howth will have restricted access. From 3pm – 5pm Carrickbrack Road, Howth will have restricted access. Local access will be maintained and local diversion routes will be in place.
Thursday 5th March 2020: Galway
- From 4am - 1pm (approx.) no vehicles will be permitted access to William Street, Shop Street, Abbeygate Street, High Street and Mainguard Street.
- From 9am - 1pm (approx.) no vehicles will be permitted access to Flood Street, Cross Street, Middle Street and St. Augustine Street. Parking at this location will also be restricted.
- From 9am - 1pm (approx.) no vehicles will be permitted access to Bridge Street and Lombard Street however school traffic accessing St. Patricks School will be accommodated. Parking at this location will also be restricted.
- From 9am - 1pm (approx.) pedestrian Access to Shop Street, High Street and Mainguard Street will be restricted, pedestrian diversions will be in place. Members of the public wishing to access these streets during the above times will be subject to screening by Gardaí on duty.
- From 9am - 2pm (approx.) traffic restrictions will be in place on Dr. Mannix Road. Members of the public wishing to access Dr. Mannix Road during the times indicated will be subject to screening by Gardaí on duty.