Visiting Dublin city centre this Christmas – transport, dining, walking, cycling.

Councillor Heney would like to advise constituents of the following;

Public transport
A new ’90 Minute fare’ of €2.30 for adults and students using their Leap Card allows for free transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin within 90 minutes of initial touch on.

H Spine – a new network is delivering frequent services to the city-centre; H1 (from Baldoyle), H2 (from Malahide) and H3 (from Howth) are providing greater levels of service.

C Spine – services for Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Lucan, Adamstown, Liffey Valley and Palmerstown to the city-centre as well as Ringsend and Sandymount.

New Routes C1, C2, C3, C4 of the new network are now delivering frequent services to the city-centre. The C1 and C2 routes will operate 24 hours a day, while the C3 and C4 routes will change to C5 and C6 for night-time services. These routes operate via a similar pattern to Routes C3 and C4, but will run via Chapelizod.

Secure Bike parking
Dublin City Council has recently introduced more secure off-street bike parking at Drury St car park, Jervis St car park, and the Spire car park. Additional protected bike lanes have also been put in place across the city-centre and approach roads.

Walking and outdoor dining
Over the last 18 months Dublin city has created lots of additional outdoor space for people to enjoy meeting up and socialising outdoors. Many of the city-centre streets have more space for pedestrians, as well as dining. When you’re in the city enjoy some of the additional space put in place for outdoor-dining, especially around the Capel St and Grafton St areas.

Dublin Bus has a total of 16 Nitelink routes departing from Westmoreland Street, Aston Quay and D’Olier Street. All routes operate a Friday and Saturday service only. Check out for more details. Luas Night Service running on New Year’s Eve, Red and Green Line.