Saturday 24 March 2018

How to get to Bloom

Bloom force: Garda Barry Heffernan and Garda Pauline Firth enjoying some fun at Bloom. Picture: Laura Hutton, Photocall Ireland
Bloom force: Garda Barry Heffernan and Garda Pauline Firth enjoying some fun at Bloom. Picture: Laura Hutton, Photocall Ireland

Whether you are travelling by foot, car, bike or other modes of transport, here are the options to get you to Bloom.

By Foot

Chesterfield Avenue is the pedestrian entrance. It takes approx. 20 minutes to walk from either Parkgate Street or Castleknock Gate.

By Bike

There will be areas to park and lock bicycles.

By Car

Parking will be available at a rate of €5 per day. Follow the signs for the two car parks: Red Car Park A and Green Car Park B.

Red Car Park A

The Red Car Park serves city centre traffic from the Main Gate (Parkgate Street) and the NCR Gate. From the Main Gate, continue onto Chesterfield Avenue and take the first right off the roundabout. Continue to the end and take a left onto the Back Road and continue straight. Take a left onto Odd Lamp Road. Red Car Park A is located off this road. Do not continue up Chesterfield Avenue to the Phoenix Monument as this is a pedestrian entrance only.

Green Car Park B

The Green Car Park serves both City Centre / NCR traffic North City & M50 traffic from the Castleknock Gate and White's Gate. From the Castleknock Gate, continue on to Chesterfield Avenue and take the first left off the roundabout (Mountjoy Cross). Continue along the back road until you reach Green Car Park B.

By Private Bus or Coach

The drop-off point for large private buses and coaches will be beside the Phoenix Monument and at the signposted shuttle drop off (main entrance walkway) for small coaches, both located on Chesterfield Avenue.

By public transport


Take the Luas to the Heuston stop and then grab a free shuttle bus from Parkgate Street.


With a valid Iarnród Éireann ticket or Smartcard, get €2 off ticket prices. Take a free shuttle bus from Heuston Station.

Dublin Bus

The 46a leaves you to the North Circular Road Gate. Please note, it is around a 30-minute walk from here to the site.

Courtesy Shuttle Bus

Our courtesy shuttle bus will be running from Park Gate Street to Bloom and back from 8.30am to 7pm.

Everything you need for Bloom

Wheelchair Hire: Wheelchair Solutions, a division of the Irish Wheelchair Association, is providing a complimentary wheelchair hire service. Book a wheelchair on 01 8186453 or email

Medical Centre: Provided on site. If you require a private space to inject insulin, please call to the medical centre where privacy can be facilitated.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are very welcome at Bloom, however family pets are not allowed on site.

ATMs: There is one ATM beside the organisers' office. Due to the large number of visitors to the show, there may be queues. We advise visitors who may wish to make purchases at the show to bring cash.

Plant creche sponsored by Bosch: Don't worry about carrying plants around all day - you can drop them off for us to mind while you continue to experience all that Bloom has to offer. Just collect them later when you're ready to go.

Wifi: There are complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots located across the site so you can stay in touch.

Free water: There will be water points for water-bottle refills located at the entrance to the show gardens, in the picnic area and in the Food Village.

Garda: There is a Garda help-point located by the organiser's office and in front of the grand pavilion.

First Aid Centre: This is also located by the organisers' office and in front of the grand pavilion.

Customer Care Points: Bloom ambassadors will be located at various points throughout the event. The organiser's office in front of the Grand Pavilion will be available for any customer queries.

Baby facilities: Baby-changing and baby-feeding facilities are available on site.

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