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Ireland Vs Wales - 24th February 2024

Ireland Vs Wales

Date : 24/02/2024

Stiles Opening at         12:45pm. Kick Off     -               2:15pm Event Finish at             5:15pm approx.

Patrons Travelling to the Aviva Stadium:

All patrons travelling to the Aviva Stadium for the event are advised to utilise public transport as much as possible. The stadium is serviced by bus, DART and Luas transport facilities.

There are limited spaces for patrons who travel by road such as on-street parking where disk parking is in force and will be rigidly enforced.

Drivers should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption and obstruction to emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround the Aviva Stadium. Tow Wagons will be in operation during the event and offending vehicles will be removed.

Park & Ride

Patrons wishing to travel by road to the general Dublin City area to attend the event should avail of Park and Ride facilities supplied by the various public transport providers.

Patrons are advised to approach the city via the National Motorway Routes (M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, M11) towards Dublin City and divert via the M50 motorway to the various park & ride facilities listed below. 


Patrons can avail of either the Red Line or Green Line.

Red Line

  • Patrons can avail of the Red Cow Car Park and the Tallaght Cross West Car Park where they can avail of the Luas to Connolly Station where they can avail of the DART to Lansdowne Road or Sandymount Avenue

Green Line

  • Patrons can avail of the Balally Car Park, Stillorgan Car Park, Beacon South Quarter Luas Car Park and the Sandyford Park car park where they can avail of the Luas to Ranelagh which is only 20 minutes walk from the venue.

Please see www.luas.ie  for further information.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail run additional services for patrons attending at events at the Aviva Stadium.  Please see www.irishrail.ie  for confirmation of the above information and for timetables.

Dublin Bus

Please check www.dublinbus.ie  for confirmation and timetables.


Patrons are requested to be aware that the Aviva Stadium is located in a residential area. Patrons attending at the Aviva Stadium are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking particularly in Lansdowne Park will not be tolerated as well as anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardaí. Patrons are asked to desist from such behaviour.

Special Needs Parking:

There are 100 disabled parking spaces in the Aviva Stadium car park which can only be accessed from Herbert Road. Patrons using this facility should be in the Stadium 2 hours prior to the event starting or admittance cannot be guaranteed.


Bus/Coach Parking:

There are no specific bus or coach parking areas around the Aviva Stadium. Coaches must not be parked in a manner which could lead to disruption. Patrons travelling to the above event by coach should be dropped off on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road prior to the event. After the event buses and coaches should park on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road in order to pick their passengers.

Additional Dublin Bus Services will be provided to provide egress from the event. These buses will be parked on Northumberland Road.

A taxi rank will also be in operation on Northumberland Road

Ticket Sales:

Please refer to www.irfu.ie for details of ticket sales for the event.

Patrons should only purchase tickets from recognised sources and should under no circumstances purchase tickets from touts prior to the match as these tickets may have been stolen. In this event the tickets will be cancelled and cannot be used to gain access to the Stadium.

Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:

As with all events at the Aviva Stadium, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to the Stadium. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation. 

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community will be facilitated at the barriers with proof of address. However proof of address does not guarantee entry through the cordon where high pedestrian volumes exist.

The following roads will be closed to through traffic from 9:30am on 24/02/2024:-

  • Lansdowne Park
  • Lansdowne Lane
  • Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
  • Herbert Road
  • Newbridge Avenue
  • Bath Avenue
  • Londonbridge Road

Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 12:15pm

  • Ø The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road
  • Ø Shelbourne Road
  • Ø Beatty’s Avenue
  • Ø Ballsbridge Avenue

During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed.

Parking Restrictions

Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:

  1. Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
  2. Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road
  3. Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road
  4. Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.
  5. Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.
  6. Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.
  7. Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road

Colour Coded Entry

Superintendent Timothy Burke of Donnybrook Garda Station stresses that the most important consideration is that everyone gets in and out of the Stadium and the general area safely and that everyone enjoys the event. An Garda Siochana would like to stress that all patrons should be aware of the colour coded entry routes to the Stadium which will be clearly identified on their tickets and will be strictly enforced. People should leave plenty of time to find their route and should park or approach the Stadium with these routes in mind. After the match everyone will also have to exit the Stadium by the route they came in.

Please be patient at the end of the event. Follow instructions from Gardai and Stewards

Patrons should arrive early to ensure that they can gain access in time for kick off.

Red ticket         -       entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Rd.

Blue ticket        -       entry via Podium Entrance off Shelbourne Road.

Orange ticket    -       entry via Lansdowne Lane.

Green ticket      -       entry via Lansdowne Road.

Purple ticket     -       entry via Herbert Road.ringsend

Please refer to www.avivastadium.ie or www.irfu.ie for further details and approach maps.