Ed Sheeran kicks off his 9 night Irish tour in Cork this weekend with 3 sold out gigs in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. In advance of the gigs, Gardaí are advising all concert-goers to plan their journey to the stadium so as to avoid delays in arriving to the concert.
DRIVING to Cork City
For those driving, the advise is to use city centre parking facilities and then take the shuttle bus or walk to the venue (approx 3km from City Centre).
Car parks are located in the following areas:
- Q-Park Carroll’s Quay – open 24hrs
- Q-Park City Hall – open 24hrs
- Q-Park Grand Parade – open 24hrs
- Q-Park St Finbarr’s – open 24hrs
- Paul Street Car Park – until Midnight
- North Main Street – open until 1am
- Paul Street – open until 1am
BUS to cork from Waterford City and Dungarvan
Dublin Coach service departs Waterford City via WIT and Dungarvan every 2 hours from 06.25 – 00.25, however the final return journey leaves Cork at 21.05.
Bus Eireann services depart Waterford City bus station every hour from 08.00 – 18.00, then at 19.30 and 21.00, however the final return journey leaves at 20.05.
TRAIN to Cork City from Cobh, Middleton and Mallow
Patrons can pre-purchase train tickets on-line from all locations to Kent Stn Cork City (Including from Cobh-Middleton-Mallow stns) through www.irishrail.ie. Tickets can then be downloaded from ANY Irish Rail ticket vending machine located at every stn except Fota stn.
There is FREE PARKING at: Midleton – Carrigtwohill – Glounthane – Little Island train stations.
Extra trains departing Kent Station after concerts Fri-Sat-Sun:
23:30 hrs to Cobh – (serving all stns)
23:35 hrs to Mallow
23:40 hrs to Midleton – (serving all stns)
Shuttle Bus from Cork City Centre:
If you’re coming form the city, concert-goers can avail of the shuttle bus services which will be operating to and from the venue. Three Bus Eireann services will be in in operation.
202 bus service from City via Ballintemple to Mahon:
Outward journey commences at Merchants Quay (Riverside) and inward journey commences at Mahon Point Point Shopping centre. The 202 Bus to Mahon will be operating throughout each day of the concert.
Special shuttle bus from Lapps Quay to Monahan Road:
Shuttle bus will commence from Lapps Quay from 15:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs on 5-minute frequency and drop off at entrance to Suttons Coals, approx. 400 yards to stadium.
Special shuttle bus will commence from Kent Rail Station:
Shuttle bus will commence from Train Station from 15:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs on:20-minute frequency and drop off at entrance to Suttons Coals, approx. 400 yards to stadium.
Additional bus services will be provided post-concert [each night Fri/Sat/Sun] to bring patrons back to the city. This can be accessed on Blackrock Road close to the Venue Bar.
Special attention information
Patrons whom have purchased tickets for the special needs area will be contacted in advance of the shows and will be issued with parking permits which must be printed out and brought with you to gain access on the show day. Any queries, please contact:
TICKETMASTER SPECIAL NEEDS HOTLINE DIRECTLY:
Republic of Ireland: 0818 903001 & press Option 2
Northern Ireland & UK: 0333 321 9996
International Customers: +353 818 903 001