Tuesday 25 October 2016

How to get to Dublin's Culture Night in spite of bus strike

Geraldine Gittens

Published 16/09/2016 | 08:54

Today's Dublin Bus strike will hit tonight's hugely popular annual Culture Night across the city.

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The industrial action will also hit the free Culture Night buses, routes A, B, C & D and the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour, which were previously advertised in the Dublin Culture Night brochure.

"These services will no longer be available on the night. The Culture Night team sincerely apologies for the inconvenience caused," a statement on the Culture Night website said.

There will be over 3,000 free events taking place across over 40 towns and cities tonight.  Over 280 venues in Dublin will open to the public for the occasion.

What are the alternatives?

Public Transport:

  • All rail (including DART), Bus Éireann, Luas and commercial bus services will operate as normal. Though, users are advised that these services may be busier than normal so planning is recommended.

Dublin Bikes

  • Perfect for city dwellers, or those needing to access Dart or Luas stops.


  • Q-Park is offering parking from 4pm to midnight for a total price of €4 tonight in car parks in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. To avail of the offer, advance bookings can be made here.


  • Also, many city centre streets have free parking after 7pm, including the streets on Merrion Square.


Hailo and Uber are offering special rates for the night.

First time users of Hailo can enter the code CULTURENIGHT in the ‘offers’ section of the app – within the ‘wallet’ section. It gives the user 50pc off their first journey with Hailo, when booked by card only.

First time users of Uber can get €15 off their first trip.To redeem, simply download the app and enter the promo code UBERNITE16 into the app when registering, before taking your first ride. Valid from now until 14/01/17.


You can use the promo code CULTURE to get 20pc off GoCar’s hourly rate. You'll need to download the iPhone App or Android App to claim this.

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