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Ah, it’s not too bad now in all fairness.

Foil those pesky clampers by ensuring that there is a nice spacious, legit spot waiting for you before you head in.

Overall Car Park
Availability

Northside Car Park
Availability

Southside Car Park
Availability

Northside Car Park Availability

Parnell Centre

145
355

Ilac Shopping Centre

621
379

Jervis Shopping Centre

519
491

Arnotts

184
166

Clerys

56
556

Irish Life Centre

228
121

Southside Car Park Availability

Thomas St.

193
38

Christ Church

43
169

Setanta Place

225

Dawson St.

210
160

Trinity

153
220

Stephen's Green

537
590

Drury St

208
257

Brown Thomas

224
156

Legend:

Available car park spaces
Occupied car park spaces

The average free-flow journey times for the M50 are 23 minutes Southbound, and 24 minutes Northbound.

If you are planning on nipping into town using the good old M50, the current journey times are:

Northbound

25

MINS

Southbound

25

MINS

Pretend that you are the Overlord Of The Highways by taking a gander at all the roads leading into Dublin. This is more entertaining than most reality TV shows.

M1 / Balbriggan

M50 / Ballinteer

M50 / Edmondstown

M50 / Firhouse

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M50 / Tallaght

M50 / Greenhills Park

M50 / Ballymount

M50 / Red Cow

M50 / Red Cow Slip

Naas road / Newlands cross

M50 / Lucan

M50 / Blanchardstown Roundabout

M50 / South of Finglas Roundabout

M50 / Ballymun

M50 / Coolock Lane / Port Tunnel

M1 / M50

N32 / Malahide Rd

M1 / Airport

M1 / Drynam

M1 / Malahide Estuary

M1 / Lissenhall

Dame St from Civic Offices

John's Road / SCR

John's Road West

Pearse Street

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Sir John Rogersons Quay

Harolds Cross Bridge

Longmile Rd

N11 / Fosters

N11 / MtMerrion

N11 / TreesRd

N11 / Kilmacud Rd

N11 at Newtownpark Ave

N11 / Kill Lane

N11 / Clonkeen

N11 / Johnstown

N11 / Wyattville

Cabra Rd

The Quays from Liberty Hall

North Quays from Civic Offices

O'Connell Bridge

North Wall Quay

Dublin Port Tunnel Toll Plaza

Guild Street / Mayor Street

Guild Street / Seville Place

Drumcondra Road

North Strand Rd

Constitution Hill

Keep an eye on all the latest updates so you don’t end up getting stuck waiting at your stop for ages engaging in awkward small talk with a complete randomer.

Out fox all those lazy drivers by cycling in. The downside is it might be a bit harder to get all your swag home.

Find availability for all stations

Bikes availability per station

Barrow Street

40

Benson Street

22
18

Blackhall Place

30

Blessington Street

14
6

Bolton Street

2
18

Brookfield Road

30

Cathal Brugha Street

20

Charlemont Street

2
38

Chatham Street

27
2

Christchurch Place

20

City Quay

26
4

Clonmel Street

26
7

Collins Barracks Museum

38

Convention Centre

13
27

Custom House

3
27

Custom House Quay

6
24

Dame Street

13
1

Denmark Street Great

20

Deverell Place

30

Earlsfort Terrace

17
12

Eccles Street

3
17

Eccles Street East

27

Emmet Road

40

Exchequer Street

24

Excise Walk

29
11

Fenian Street

29
6

Fitzwilliam Square East

36
4

Fitzwilliam Square West

28
1

Fownes Street Upper

30

Francis Street

1
29

Frederick Street South

24
5

Georges Quay

20

Golden Lane

1
18

Grand Canal Dock

38
2

Grantham Street

30

Grattan Street

19
4

Greek Street

20

Guild Street

21
19

Hanover Quay

23
17

Harcourt Terrace

2
18

Hardwicke Place

25

Hardwicke Street

1
15

Hatch Street

18
17

Herbert Place

25
5

Herbert Street

37
3

Heuston Bridge (North)

2
38

Heuston Bridge (South)

25

Heuston Station (Car Park)

40

Heuston Station (Central)

40

High Street

29

James Street

40

James Street East

23
7

Jervis Street

1
20

John Street West

30

Kevin Street

4
36

Kilmainham Gaol

2
38

Kilmainham Lane

30

King Street North

29

Leinster Street South

18
12

Lime Street

32
8

Market Street South

38

Mater Hospital

2
38

Merrion Square East

26
4

Merrion Square West

14
6

Molesworth Street

19
1

Mount Brown

1
21

Mount Street Lower

35
5

Mountjoy Square West

2
28

New Central Bank

35
5

Newman House

24
16

North Circular Road

7
23

Oliver Bond Street

30

Ormond Quay Upper

4
25

Parkgate Street

1
37

Parnell Square North

20

Parnell Street

1
19

Pearse Street

28
1

Portobello Harbour

30

Portobello Road

1
29

Princes Street / O'Connell Street

6
17

Rothe Abbey

35

Royal Hospital

40

Sandwith Street

26
14

Sir Patrick's Dun

20
20

Smithfield

1
29

Smithfield North

1
29

South Dock Road

1
29

St James Hospital (Luas)

40

St. James Hospital (Central)

40

St. Stephen's Green East

35
5

St. Stephen's Green South

19
11

Strand Street Great

9
26

Talbot Street

4
36

The Point

11
29

Townsend Street

7
13

Upper Sherrard Street

30

Western Way

40

Wilton Terrace

20

Wolfe Tone Street

29

York Street East

17
15

York Street West

25
15

Legend:

Available bikes
Available bike stands

The data used in this project is all Open Data, which is available online in multiple formats. In the Company of Huskies would like to thank Dublin City Council, Dublin City BID, Dublinked.ie and Transport Infrastructure Ireland for providing all of this data and for releasing it as Open Data.

Dublin Historic Footfall – from Dublin City BID, via the datasets on dublinked.ie
Car Park Availability – from Dublin City Council, via their datasets on dublinked.ie.
M50 Journey times – From Transport Infrastructure Ireland, via their datasets on data.gov.ie.
Traffic Cams – from Dublin City Council.
Dublin Bikes Availability – from Dublin City Council, via their datasets on dublinked.ie.