Monday, August 31, 2015

Playlist for Monday 31.8.15

Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardner
Johnny Cash - The man comes around
Ryan Sheridan - Hearsay
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Noosa - Walk on By
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Volcano Choir - Byegone
Benny Smiles - Moonlight
Paul Weller - Broken Stones
Kinston - Chapter from a book

Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Ramones - Baby, I love you
Petite Noir - Down
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Neon Atlas - I never felt so good
M83 - Midnight City
Masive Attack - Unfinished Sypathy
The Band - The Weight
Elbow - Lippy Kids
MKAI - Loop

Josh Ritter - getting ready to get down
TV on the radio - Happy Idiot
Neil Young - Walk On
James Vincent McMorrow - Breaking Hearts
Steely Dan - Peg
Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat
Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world
Air - La Femme d'Argent

Friday, August 28, 2015

Playlist for Friday 28.08.15

James Brown - I feel good
Muse - Starlight
Ryan Adams - New york, New York
Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
The Raconteur - Consolers of the lonely
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
The Doors - Touch me
Blur - Lonesome St
The Frank & Walters - After All

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
The Black Keys - Howlin for you
Lloyd Cole - Lost Weekend
Pixies - Debaser
Chic - I'll be there
U2 - Beautiful Day
Masters in France - Playin with my friends
O Emperor - Switchblade

Rolling Stones - Miss You
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can't Stop
Bob Marley - I shot the sheriff
Real Estate - Crime
Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Devendra Banhart - Lover
Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me
Hare Squead - Bop with it
Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
Inni-K - Come with me
The Housemartins - Caravan of Love

Garda Crowd Management Plan for All Ireland Semi-Finals this Sunday

Gardaí wish to advise patrons attending the All Ireland Football Championship Semi Finals in Croke Park on Sunday 30th August 2015 that a crowd management plan will be in place.

The crowd management plan will be in place at Jones Road for approximately 30 minutes post the All Ireland Semi Finals.
Jones Road will be shut down for exclusive use of approximately 12,000 Patrons leaving the Hogan Stand.

Patrons will exit as follows:

Half of the Hogan Stand from the halfway line towards the Davin Stand will have no option but to turn left towards North Circular Rd / Gills Corner when they leave the Hogan Stand. Half of the Hogan Stand from the Halfway Line towards the Nally Stand will have no option but to turn right towards Clonliffe Road.

In summary Jones Road will be dived into two halves with the Northern half of the Hogan Stand turning left and the Southern half of the Hogan Stand turning right or straight up the parallel Streets of Russell Avenue & Fitzroy Avenue.

Further information is available on

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Playlist for Thursday 27.08.15

David Bowie - Suffragette City
Go Wolf - Voices
Ben Folds Five - Philosophy
The Turtles - Happy together
All We Are - Feel Safe
AC/DC - Back in Black
Travis Oaks - Last Love Song
Sylvan Esso - Coffee
New Order - Regret
Mason Williams - Classical Gas

Whipping Boy - When we were young
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Arrested Development - People Everyday
Director - Reconnect
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice It's alright
I'm your vinyl - Erase It
Guns N Roses - Paradise City

Soak - Blud
Foo Fighters - Big me
Ex Hex - Don't Wanna Lose
Aqualung - Strange & Beautiful
Big Country - In the big country
The Avener - Fade out Lines
AC Newman - Miracle Drug
Solar Bears - Our future is underground

National Slow Down Day

An Garda Síochána will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7am tomorrow until 7am on Saturday.
During the day, Gardaí will be engaging in a number of high visibility speed enforcement activities to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, including use of laser handheld speed detection devices, Garda speed vans, and in-car speed detection systems.
GoSafe vehicles will also be deployed on the day in speed enforcement zones where serious and fatal injury collisions have occurred. (All 727 speed enforcement zones are available on the Garda website).
The objective of operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  The aim is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed.
GoSafe vehicles will also be deployed on the day in speed enforcement zones where serious and fatal injury collisions have occurred. (All 727 speed enforcement zones are available on the Garda website).
Last year saw another increase in road deaths, resulting in 195 fatalities. Excessive or inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor to road traffic collisions.  The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision. As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 2% reduction in minor injury collisions, a 3% reduction in serious injury collisions and a 4% reduction in fatal collisions. This is why reducing motorists’ speed is essential to improving road safety.
Here are some statistics to consider.
• 91% of detections were more than 10km/h over the speed limit.
• 9% of detections were made between 1 – 9 km/h above the posted speed limit
• 80% were made between 10 and 29 km/h above the posted speed limit
• 11%  of detections were for speeds in excess of 30 km/h above the limit
• 50km/ zones worst for speeding offences, nearly half of all speeding offences in this zone.
To date 106 people have been killed on Irish roads, 21 fewer than this date in 2014.
108,971 speeding fixed charge notices have been issued, as of 30th June 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Playlist for Wednesday 26.08.15

Cathy Davy - Sing for your supper
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailing
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Phoenix - If I ever feel better
ELO - Don't bring me down
Banks - Warm Water
Van Morrison - Gloria
Petite Noir - Down
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat

Smiths - Ask
Foals - London Thunder
Chuck Berry - You never can tell
Beck - The New Pollution
CC Brez - Her Alibi
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
Death Cab for Cutie - Crooked Teeth
Tame Impala - the Moment

Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
All Tvvins - Too young to live
Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
U2 - Desire
Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
JJ Cale - After Midnight
Gallants - This Is Heaven

New 'CrowdAlert' Traffic App

A lot of our listeners have got onto us recently and asked about the possibility of using Smartphone apps to help in dealing with traffic. Well, we've got some news on that front.

Dublin City Council are taking part in the EU funded INSIGHT project, part of which aims to develop a smartphone app 'Crowd Alert' that allows users to give feedback on traffic incidents taking place in their area, and verify details for DCC's Traffic controllers, enabling those in the Traffic Management Centre to respond quicker when collisions and other incidents happen around the city.

The app is now in the beta-testing phase, and DCC are looking for members of the public with Android phones to download the app and test it out. They're looking for users to experiment with the features of the app and report events (even fake ones) to test how well the app handles it.

To download the app and find out more information on how it works. Search for 'CrowdAlert' on Google Store (or follow this link):

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playlist Tuesday 25.08.2015

4 - 5

Feist - Inside & Out
Handsome Handsome - So I Can Remember
Prince - 1999
Blur - The Universal
Jimi Hendric - Crosstown Traffic
Dear Desert - Give It Up
Arcade Fire - City With No Children
Future Islands - Tomorrow

5 - 6

Daft Punk - Digital Love
Amanda Palmer - The Killing Type
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Myles Manley - Pay Me What I'm Worth
Galants - This Is Heaven
PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Paddy Hanna - Austria

6 - 7

The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho
Morrissey - Suedehead
Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
I'm Your Vinyl - Erase It
The Zutons - Valerie
Josef Salvat - Open Season
Beach Boys - Dance, Dance, Dance
U2 - The Fly

Monday, August 24, 2015

Playlist Monday 24.08.2015

4 - 5

Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
REM - What's The Frequency Kenneth?
The Strypes - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Floor Staff - The Guest
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Bruce Springsteen - Darlington County
White Oak Barrels - In This Together

5 - 6

Spiritualized - Little Girl
Galants - This Is Heaven
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Van Morrison - Days Like This
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
Sinead O'Connor - Take Me To Church
Roxy Music - Do The Strand
Pulp - Disco 2000
Roc Strong - Go Head

6 - 7

Jackson Five - ABC
Radiohead - Pyramid Song
Myles Manley - Gotta Get Out Of The Country
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
Colour Canyon - Open Your Heart
Leonard Cohen - Never Mind
Roisin O - If You've Got Love
Pink Floyd - San Tropez
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
The Strokes - Machu Pichu

Friday, August 21, 2015

Playlist Friday 21.8.2015

4 - 5

Talking Heads - Once In A Life Time
A Lazarus Soul - Icon
Jessica Pratt - Back Baby
Mufasa Ozora - Zeit Bock. Ja Nein
CC Brez - Her Alibi 
Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Highway
Owen Pallet - This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine
Future Kings Of Spain - Venetion Blinds
Darwin Deez - Radar Detector

5  - 6

Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
The Redneck Manifesto - The Dillon Family Dancers
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Blur - Out Of Time
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Villagers - The Waves

6 - 7

Madonna - Get Into The Groove
Viet Cong - Bunker Buster
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go Dor That
Floor Staff - The Guest
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Le Galaxie - Love System
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Playlist Thursday 20.8.2015

4 - 5

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
Ash - A Life Less Ordinary
Dennis Parker - Like An Eagle
O Emperor - The Sky Is Your Oyster
The Smiths - Big Mouth Strikes Again
Santigold - Lights Out
Bear Worship - Shimmerings
Amason - Went To War
Brian Deady - Sun Up

5 - 6

My Tribe Your Tribe - Will To Survive
The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Collie ft. Funzo - Lazy Bones
The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure
The Shangri-Las - The Leader Of The Pack
Owen Pallett - Infernal Fantasy
Sea Pinks - Following Wind
Nirvana - Drain You
Lemonheads - Rudderless

6 - 7

Arcade Fire - Power Out
Major Lazer ft. Amber Coffman - Get Free
The Drays - Silver River
CC Brez - Her Alibi
The Chemical Brodther - Golden Path
Cut Once - Colour Blue
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
Come On Live Long - Speak Up

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Playlist Wednesday 19.8.2015

4 - 5

Sharon Van Etten - Serpents
Sleep Thieves - Sparks
!!! - Freedome '15
Midlake - Young Bride
Vangoffey - Race of Life
Solar Bears - Our Future Is Underground
Meltybrains - The Vine
St Vincent - Birth in Reverse
Cake - The Distance
Amason - Went To War
SOAK - Be a noBody

5 - 6

Gwenno - Chwyldro
CC Brez - Her Alibi
Shamir - Call It Off
Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Belle & Sebastian - Sleep The Clock Around
The Dead Heavys - Lazarus
O Emperor - Switchblade
All Tvvins - Too Young To Live
Tears For Feasr - Head Over Heals

6 - 7

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Songhoy Blues - Al Hassidi Terei
Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Rollerskate Skinny - Speed To My Side
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
The Avener - Fade Out Lines
Floor Staff - The Guest
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
Ciaran Gribben - Sold Out Hallelujah

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Playlist for Tuesday 18.08.15

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil
Nappy Roots - Good Day
D:REAM - Things can only get better
White Stripes - Icky Thump
Charles Wright - Express Yourself
Picture house - Sunburst
X-Press 2 - Lazy
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
Masters in France - Playin' with my friends
Sly & The Family Stone - If you want me to stay
CC Brez - Her Alibi
Richard Hawley - Tonight the streets are ours

I Monster  - Daydream in Blue
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Petite Noir - Down
Beatles - Ticket to ride
All Tvvins - Thank you
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Tears for fears - Everybody want's to rule the world
George Michael - Faith
Thin Lizzy - Emerald
Lord Huron - Fool for love
Cave Ghosts - Goodbye

The Cure - Love Cats
Eric Clapton - I feel Free
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
U2 - New Years Day
Floor Staff - The Guest
Jackie Wilson  - I get the sweetest feeling
Hall & Oats - I can't go for that

Monday, August 17, 2015

Playlist for Monday 17.08.15

Death Cab for Cutie - Black Sun
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
The XX - Angels
Cathy Davy - Moving
Petite Noir - Down
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Wolf Alice - Bros
Paul Simon - The Boy in the bubble
CC Brez - Her Alibi
Groove Armada - At The River
Beatles - All you need is love

Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
The Isley Brothers - It's your thing
Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat
Pulp - Common People
Cut Once - Colour Blue
Weezer - Undone
Darkside - Paper Trails
Villagers - Hot Scary Summer

Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
Wilson Pickett - Land of a 1000 Dances
Lord Huron - Fool for Love
Tame Impala - The Moment
Ash - Goldfinger
EL VY - Return to the moon
Sea Pinks - Following Wind
James Brown - It's a man's World
U2 - One

Friday, August 14, 2015

Playlist for Friday 14.08.15

Supergrass - Pumpin on your stereo
Cars - What I needed
Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Frank & Walters - After All
Smokey Robinson - The tears of a clown
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
The DAndy Warhols - Bohemian Like you
Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton - Freedom
Sultans of Ping - Give him a ball

Queen - Killer Queen
Happy Mondays - Step On
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile high City
Hare Squed - Bop with it
New Order - Tempatation
Tom Petty - Runnin down a dream
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

Moloko - Sing it back
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
U2 - I will follow
Chromeo - Come Alive
C2C - Down the road
Elbow - One day like this
Feist - Mushaboom
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
George Michael - Careless Whisper

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Playlist for Thursday 13.08.15

The Decemberists - Summersong
Lonelady - Groove it Out
Human League - Don't you want me?
The Kickdrums - Breathe Again
Van Morrison - Days like this
Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Bob Marley - Jamming
David Geraghty - Kaleidescope
Spinners - It's a shame
Brian Deady - A Darkness
Chris Malinchak - So good to me
The Beatles - For no one

White Lies - Death
Rolling Stones - Miss You
Chairmen of the board - Give me just a little more time
I'm Your Vinyl - Erase It
Primal Scream - Loaded
The police - Roxanne
Lykke Li - I follow You
Sultans of Ping - Give him a ball

Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Ladyhawke - My Delerium
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
Toto - Rosanna
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
Blur - Lonesome
U2 - Beautiful Day
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Rory Gallagher - Bad Penny

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Playlist for Wednesday 12.08.15

This Club - Up
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
PHOX - Slow Motion
Vangoffey - Race of Life
Eddie Vedder - Hide your love away
The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil
All We Are - Feel Safe
Dire Straits - Walk of Life
Eels - Looking Up
Chic - Le Freak
All Tvvins - Too Young to live

Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
Kiesza - Hideaway
Dusty Springfield - Take another little piece of my heart
Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero - 40 Day Dream
Funkadelic - Knee Deep
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Oh Wonder - Technicolour - Beat
U2 - Pride
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi Love

Laura Marling - Ghosts
Paul Simon - Graceland
Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Heavy - How you like me now?
Director - Reconnect
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailing
Butthole Surfers - Peppers
Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl
The Box Tops - The Letter
Neon Wolf - A place to call home

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playlist for Tuesday 11.08.15

The La's - There  She goes
INXS - Need you tonight
David Lyttle - Detour
Whitesnack - Here I go again
Stornoway - I saw you blink
Phoenix - Everything is everything
Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
Charlatans - The Only One I know
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
The Barley Mob - Everybody's music
Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world

Pops Staples - Somebody was watching
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the lonely
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Vangoffey - Race of Life
All We Are - Keep Me Alive
The Cinematic Orchestra - To build a home
Hozier - JAckie & Wilson

Chic - I'll be there
The Isley Brothers - Take me in your arms
Toto - Hold The Line
The Lovin Spoonful - Summer in the city
The Avener - Fade out lines
Cave Ghosts - Goodbye
Pearl Jam - Alive
Neon Wolf - A place to call home

Monday, August 10, 2015

Playlist for Monday 10.08.15

4:40-5 (due to technical difficulties)
ACDC - Skies on fire
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Foo Fighters - Times like these

Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
Pulp - Disco 2000
Oh Wonder - Techniclour Beat
Paul Weller - Thinking of you
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Tame Impala - The moment
Badly Drawn Boy - Once around the block
Neon Wolf - A place to call home
The Smiths - The boy with the thorn in his side
O Emperor - Switchblade

Paul Simon - You can call me Al
Wolf Alice - Freazy
Manfred Mann - Blinded by the light
TV on the Radio - Happy Idiot
Soak - Blud
Two Door Cinema Club - Something good can work
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Angus & Julia Stone - A Heartbreak
Tomorrows - The Circle
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

Friday, August 7, 2015

Playlist Friday 7.8.2015

4 - 5

Joni - Running
Beach House - Wild
Gwenno - Chwyldro
SOAK - B a noBody
!!! - Freedom! '15
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
The Sky Is Your Oyster
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Brian Deady - A Darkness
Villagers - Hot Scary Summer

5 - 6

Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
All We Are - Feel Safe
The Breeders - Cannonball
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin
Shamir - On The Regular
Come On Live Long - Speak Up

6 - 7

Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
The Knife - Deep Cuts
Owen Pallet - This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine
Vangoffy - Race of Life
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own
Cave Ghosts - Goodbye
My Tribe Your Tribe - Only A Horizon
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Princess - Black Window
Deus - Instant Street

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Playlist for Thursday 06.08.15

Gomez - Whippin Picidilly
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Sinead White - Better
Gin Blossoms - Follow you down
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Stevie Wonder - Masterblaster
Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat
ACDC - Highway to hell
Solar Bears - Our future is now
America - Horse with no name
Blur - There's no other way

Miike Snow - Silvia
Jonathan Wilson - Desert Raven
Alt-J - Something Good
The Clash - Train In Vain
Royal Blood - Little Monster
U2 - Desire
Future Islands - Fall from Grace
All We Are - Keep Me Alive

Phoenix - Lisztomania
Billy Joel - She's always a woman
The Stunning - Brewing up a storm
Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice
Ibeyi - River
Belle & Sebastian - The boy with the arab strap
Black Keys - Howlin for you
Brian Deady - A Darkness
Come On Live Long - Speak Up

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Playlist for Wednesday 05.08.15

The Cars - Just what I needed
Rationale - Fast Lane
Rose and Howling North - Cuckoo
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Blind Melon - No rain
New Order - Regret
Blur - Charmless Man
The Commitments - Mustang Sally
Joni - Running
The Rolling Stones - get off my cloud

The Shins - So says I
Kingsmen - Louie, Louie
Bronksi Beat - Small Town Boy
Jungle - Busy Earnin
Brian Deady - A Darkness
Supergrass - Moving
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
Them - baby please don't go
Josh Ritter - Getting Ready to get down
I'm your vinyl - Erase It

Frank Sinatra - Come fly with me
Kings of Leon - On Call
Massive Attack - Angel
The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
Arcade Fire - Intervention
Eagles - Life in the fast lane
Come on live long - Speak Up
The Mohawks - The Champ
Bitch Falcon - Wolfstooth

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Playlist for Tuesday 04.08.15

Knocking Ghosts - Distractions
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
Spoon - Do you
Asaf Avidan - Different Pulses
U2 - Bad
Chromeo - Come Alive
Junip - Line of Fire
The Meters - Cissy Strut
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Wolf Alice - Freazy
Pearl Jam - Better Jam
All Tvvins - Too young to live

Josh Ritter - Getting ready to get down
Green Day - Basket Case
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Brian Deady - A Darkness
Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns & Money
All We Are - Keep me Alive
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin
Cat Stevens - Here comes my baby
Tame Impala - The Moment
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker

Lianne La Havas - What you don't do
JJ Cale - After Midnight
Come On Live Long - Speak Up
Stevie Wonder - Uptight
Air - Playground Love
Cure - Boys don't cry
Nirvana - All Apologies
Oh Wonder - Technicolor Beat
Horslips - Trouble
Jamie XX - Loud Places
The Academic - Bear Claws

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ironman 70.3 Road Closures Sunday August 9th

IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin is hitting the streets of Dublin this Sunday morning. This insanely grueling event is going to make it's way from Blackrock to the Phoenix Park and off out to Meath.

This will require a number of road courses. The biggest of which while be the North quays closing, thus stopping any traffic from crossing the liffey from 7.00 to 10.45.


Here's a full list of the closures and their times, but to be honest the link to the map has all the info you need.


The bike course will travel north from Dun Laoghaire, skirting Dublin Bay, over the Eastlink Bridge and head through the city on the North Quays, before entering Phoenix Park.

NOTE: There will be no vehicle crossing of the Liffey through Dublin City during the above times. Vehicles requiring access to the north or south of the city should use M50 to the most suitable alternative route.

All bridges across the Lifey River in Dublin City between the East Link Toll Bridge and the Frank Sherwin Bridge will be closed on Sunday 9th August between 7am and 10:15am. Access across the bridges during the time will be for emergency service vehicles only. If you wish to travel South during the closure time you will need to take the M50 which will be open at all stages throughout the day. If your travel plans take you, West of Dublin on the day please be aware of other closures across Fingal, Meath and Kildare.

All bridges across the Lifey River in Dublin City between the East Link Toll Bridge and the Frank Sherwin Bridge will be closed on Sunday 9th August between 7am and 10:15am. Access across the bridges during the time will be for emergency service vehicles only. If you wish to travel North during the closure time you will need to take the M50 which will be open at all stages throughout the day. If your travel plans take you, West of Dublin on the day please be aware of other closures across Fingal, Meath and Kildare.

For information on local areas please refer to the guide below:

The bike course travels along Seapoint Ave onto Frascati Road heading north to Rock Road and crossing the Dart line at Merrion Gates, continuing along Strand Road. Between 5am and 10am there will be no vehicle access into Blackrock. The bottom of Craysfort Road and Mount Merrion Avenue will be shut. Pedestrians may cross the course when safe to do so.

The bottom of Booterstown Avenue will be closed till 10am. Access to the Dart station will be by foot only. Access on to Rock Road will be closed from St Helens Road, Trimleton Ave, Bellevue Avenue and Heskin Court. Access to Booterstown, Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire from Merrion Road would be via Nutley Lane / Stilorgan Road.

Clonee to Lucan Diversion
Join the M4\N4 towards Dublin taking the M50 north to the N3, heading west and exiting at Junction 4 for Clonee.

There will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town but no access to the Harbour during the hours of 4am till 9.30am. The swim starts from Sandycove with closed roads all around this area. The Transition from swim to bike takes place on the green at Marine Parade. We would suggest local swimmers use the Forty Foot to enter the water between 6am till 9am as the Sandycove area will be very busy with 2,500 athletes entering the water. Sandycove Ave North & West,Otranto Place, Marine Parade,Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Road, Crofton Road, Dunleary Road and Seapoint Avenue will all be closed to traffic between 4am – 9.30am. Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire would be from Newtown Park Avenue, Monkstown Road and York Road. Georges Street, Summerhill Road and Glasthule are unaffected.

DUNBOYNE 8.00AM – 12.00AM
Coming from Dublin City Centre, Phoenix park, Luttrellstown Road and passing Westmanstown Complex the bike course takes a right off the R121 and another right and over Collins Bridge onto the R149 continuing along Barnhill Road and then left off the R149 onto L2222 heading into Dunboyne, passing Dunboyne Athletic Club on Rooske Road turning left on to Main Street / Station Road. The Course continues through Dunboyne onto Summerhill Road, straight through the Roundabout and onto the R156. This section of the R149 / L2222 / Rooske Road will be fully closed to traffic between 8am – 12noon. The Dublin Road, Navan Road and Maynooth Roads will be open to traffic but will not be able to cross the course in Dunboyne Town at peak race times. There will be no car access out from Plunkett Hall & Lutterell Hall onto Summerhill Road during these times.
There will be a contra flow on the right hand side of the road on Main Street travelling East on to Station Road / Dublin Road from the Navan Road.

Dunboyne to Maynooth Diversion
Travel east towards Clonee and take the R147 towards Dunshaughlin, turning onto the R154, L2210 and R158 for Kilcock. The M4 then provides access to Maynooth, with non-motorway traffic travelling via Laragh to the Newtown Road.

The bike course takes a right off Beach Road onto Sean Moore Road and takes the left exit at the roundabout towards the East Link Bridge. There will be no access on to Sean Moore Road between 6am and 10am. The East Link Bridge will also be closed to traffic between 6am and 10.15am. Traffic travelling to the Northside between 6am and 10:15am will need to do so via the M50.

KILCOCK 8.00AM – 1.00PM
The bike course enters Kilcock from the R125 continuing through Main Street where the course continues down the New Rd and turns left along the R148 / Kilcock Road towards Maynooth. There is no access onto this section of Road during 8am till 1pm. There is no access across the course at Jacksons Bridge.

Lucan to Clonee Diversion
Travel east to the M3 and continue east to the M50. South on the M50 to the N4 junction, taking the N4 and then M4 west to junction 4 Lucan.

MAYNOOTH 8.30AM – 1.30PM
The course enters the outskirts of Maynooth on the Kilcock Road and will take a left into Maynooth College and exit onto the Moyglare Road heading north towards Anne’s Bridge and taking a right towards Pound Hill. Maynooth town is generally unaffected but you will not be able to exit the town on the Kilcock Road instead use Parson Street/ Newtown Road if travelling west. The course continues to the T Junction at the west side of Carton House turning left on the R157 and heading straight on to Kellystown gate and onto the R149 / Confrey Road. There will be no access to this road from Captains Hill. The Course turns right and over Collins Bridge and travels straight on towards Laraghcon.

Maynooth to Dunboyne Diversion
Travel south on the R406 to M4. Traffic will have the option of travelling east on the M4 to the M50, north on M50 to the N3, heading towards Dunboyne and exiting at Junction 4 travelling through Clonee on the R147 to Dunboyne. Alternatively traffic can travel west on M4 to Junction 8 Kilcock, travel north on R158 to Summerhill roundabout, take the L2210 to R154 eastbound and R147 towards Clonee for access to Dunboyne.

The course continues over the East Link Bridge and along North Wall Quay and stays on the North Quays all the way up to Park Gate Street. Traffic exiting the Port Tunnel will not be able to access the East Link Bridge until after 10.15am. There will be no access to the North Quays. Traffic travelling Northside to Southside or Southside to Northside will have to do so via the M50 until after 10.15am.

There will be no access on to Strand Road and Beach Road between 6am and 10am

After leaving Dunboyne the course continues along the R156 Summerhill Road for a number of kilometres until the junction at the R125 taking a left towards Kilcock. Cars travelling south along R125 will be able to turn right onto the R156 at this junction and will be able to access the M4 or Kilcock via the R407.