Travel

SeaFest 2019 will take place at the Port of Cork, Cork city from Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June. Cork is a vibrant place, perfectly balancing the bustle of the city with the tranquility of the coast.

How to Get There

Site Map

SeaFest Map

Road Closures

Road closure

A number of road closures will be in place during SeaFest. 

SeaFest will largely be based on Kennedy and Albert Quays, with extensive activity commencing in the area from today (Tuesday, 4 June) at 6pm until Tuesday, June 11.

The road closures and diversions in place during SeaFest include:

  • Albert Quay East from its junction with the N27 Albert Street (by Eamon De Valera Bridge) to its junction with Marina Walk/Victoria Road, will be closed Saturday, 8 June and Sunday, 9 June from 10am to 7pm.
  • A contra flow system will be in place on Albert Road to allow access to the Marina / Victoria Road on Saturday, 8 June and Sunday, 9 June from 10am to 7pm.
  • Albert Quay from its junction with Eglinton Street to its junction with N27 Albert Street, will be closed Sunday, 9 June to facilitate a tightrope performance. Local diversions will be in place.

Cork City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused due to these road closures. 

It is also advised that Saturday, 8 June will be particularly busy for traffic in Cork city, as Cork will play Waterford in the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship at 7pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Aslan and Damien Dempsey will also perform at Live at the Marquee at 8pm.

Patrons are advised to plan their route in advance and take public transport where possible. For those travelling from outside of Cork city, Cork City Bus Station and Kent Train Station are a short walk from SeaFest. The Black Ash Park & Ride, Kinsale Rd will have buses departing every 10/15 minutes to St. Patrick’s Street and will close at 8.30pm. 

Large numbers are anticipated to attend SeaFest across the three days, with queues anticipated during peak times. Those wishing to attend the festival are advised to arrive early.

By Car

Cork is easily accessible by car from locations around the country.

From Dublin, you take the M8 and follow signs for Cork city.

From Galway, take the M18 and from Waterford, take the N25, and from Sligo/Donegal, take the N17.

From Limerick, travel via R513 and M8 and from Kerry, take the N22.

For parking spaces, please visit Cork City Council’s parking page here.

By Rail or Bus

Iarnród Eireann provide a number of direct and non-direct trains to Cork. A list of times and services can be found on their website here.

If you are travelling by bus, there are a number of bus services available from Bus Éireann and Aircoach

Black Ash Park & Ride

The Black Ash Park & Ride is located just off the Kinsale Road Roundabout in Cork City, buses depart every 10/15 mins and now travel to St. Patrick’s Street. A map of stops is available here.

Opening hours are as follows:

Monday – Saturday:          07:00 – 20:30

Sunday, 9 June:                09:00 – 20:30     

By Air

If you are flying from overseas, Cork Airport is the most direct airport to land in. Alternative options include Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport.

Accommodation

Visit Pure Cork, for advice on where to stay.

Parking

Car Parks

Information regarding opening times and available spaces is available here

Park by Phone

Park by Phone enables users to pay for on-street parking over the phone or through the free Cork City Parking App.

To set up Park by Phone download the free Parking app on:

Google Play

App Store

Alternatively, register on www.corkparking.ie or phone 021-4924030