Heading to a gig in the Point (O2) in a few weeks and just wondering whats the best/handiest option for parking. Havent been around that area in a good while, well before the redevelopment so havent a clue what facilities are around.
Depends on the concert dude. If its something like Rod Stewart <MOD -snip> there will be a lot of drivers going. The only advice I can give to you is to drive to the point and cruise around until you get a space. Otherwise you could leave early take a left in to the IFSC, try and get a spot there and kill some time by grabbing something to eat there. There is a carpark in the IFSC, they stay open late when there is gigs on in the Point... Its the left turn after Stack A.
IFSC Car Park 360 spaces - Telephone 855-4789
Convenient to: Irish Financial Services Centre; Jury's Inn.
was there on friday night... parking was a bit of a disaster as there was no signs up anywhere so we ended up missing 30 mins of the show. we eventually got parking in the National College of Ireland car park. there was loads of spaces and they stay open until 11.30pm-12am on concert nights.
I was walking up by there yesterday evening and I noticed that a couple of the unused sites up there are offering parking for gigs and €10 a pop. If you actually go up by Ringsend, you have a better chance of getting on street parking and then just walking across the bridge. That way you bypass the traffic too.
Cheers for the info. Going to see Eric Clapton , 11th May.
There's a Qpark site practically right beside it on the quays side,its €10.
Wherever you park your better off getting in early if you can because it can be a traffic nightmare getting up the quays if you leave it late
There will be millions of cars up for that!!! New road all the way from Athlone anyway, no bottle neck in Moat.
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friendly warning folks.
Please be mindful of the site wide restrictions before mentioning any specific gigs.
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If I was you I'd find parking in town and walk down the quays.
It really is worse than it ever was motoring wise down there. The guards are taking an very active role in allowing no road side parking,even stopping taxi's from dropping off. My advise would be go Vearly,get a spot on one of the 10 quid spots, and then go for a drink in one of the hotels. Around concert time it can take 20+ minutes just to get down from the custom house, and then you have to look for a spot.
We were there last week and rather than face the traffic we did the following. Parked at Red Cow Luas, got Luas to Connolly and when you get of the Luas at Connolly they have a feeder bus down to the O2. Feeder bus was €5 return. Very handy and less stressfull than driving in the city centre when you are not used to it!
Or there is the 24hr carpark at parnell street at the cinema
bit of a walk but ur parked and safe
Ah, its a straight road up the quays, not that stressful, if you get in to the wrong lane just indicate and wave, someone will always let you out, it's not Galway.
Have a look here: http://www.theo2.ie/getting-here/ - there is a downloadable trasport guide.
Nice one. Cheers for the links
Theres usually parking on upper Sherrif St, and Castleforbes St. Just be sure you are not parked on the clearway, I've seen plenty of cars get clamped for being on the wrong side of the road.