Longitude kicks off today in Marlay Park - check out some of the nitty gritty details of transport options and a must-have festival checklist here.
Things to bring with you:
Remember that glass is not allowed onsite for safety reasons
• Entry Ticket
• Money / Cash Card
• Appropriate Clothing. Please check the weather forecast before you set off.
• Travel Ticket Home
• Camera (pocket sized for personal use only)
• Mobile Phone
• Sun Cream and a Hat
• Strong footwear
• Any medications that you need
Traffic delays are inevitable please allow plenty of additional travel time – we recommend at least an extra 2 hours.
Longitude takes place in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
Please do not use your sat nav systems as there are different routings into the site depending upon which direction you are approaching from. On your approach into the site, please see the temporary road signs for directions.
PLAN YOUR APPROACH TO MARLAY PARK BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
Traffic and parking delays are inevitable you are strongly advised to use public transport or carpool.
We strongly recommend you plan your journey in advance allowing extra travel time to and from the venue.
Plan your route in advance and check the AA Roadwatch website for reports on traffic, road works, delays, etc. on your route
For the latest live show day traffic updates telephone AA Roadwatch 1550 131 811 (AA Roadwatch premium rates apply) or tune into RTÉ 2fm.
From Dublin city centre –
via Ranelagh, Clonskeagh, Goatstown, Sandyford, Grange Road and then onto College Road for car-parks.
From the M50 -
Option 1 - exit M50 at Junction 12 Interchange, signposted R823, Ballyboden.
Follow Scholarstown Road, Taylor’s Lane, turn right onto Whitechurch Road and then left onto College Road. Entrance to car-parks is off College Road.
Option 2 – exit M50 at Junction 13 Interchange (Dundrum).
Follow Brehonfield Road R133, direction Rathfarnham. Turn left at Ballinteer St.John's Road GAA Club onto R822 (signposted Ticknock). Turn right at traffic lights at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub onto College Road R113.
Entrance to car-parks is off College Road.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLE IN MARLAY PARK.
Car Parks open one hour in advance of the Gates Opening time. Car Parks will open at 12:30pm on 18th, 19th and 20th July 2014
Disabled attendees will be directed to park in the car park off College Road.
When leaving at the end of the event by car, please be aware that some form of delay to leave the event site is unfortunately inevitable at peak times. Please be patient and reassured we are working hard to make sure the exit plan is effective.
Following the concerts it may be necessary to restrict vehicular access to the immediate area surrounding Marlay Park. If you are intending to book a taxi to collect you following the concerts, we would suggest that you arrange to be picked up on Stonemasons Way.
NOTE NOT ALL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATING AT THE END OF THE CONCERTS - Please check timetables prior to travel.
The following Dublin Bus Routes can be used to access Marlay Park.
These Dublin Bus routes serve the Grange Road entrances of Marlay Park immediately outside the concert site:
Route 16 – Airport / O’Connell St to Grange Road
Route 116 – Burlington Road to Grange Road
Route 161 – Dundrum Road Luas to Grange Road
These Dublin Bus routes serve Ballinteer Shopping Centre approx. 15. Mins walk to the concert site:
Route 75*- The Square Tallaght / Dun Laoghaire to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
Route 14* - Beaumont to Balinteer Shopping Centre
For more information or bus timetables call 01 873 4222 (08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Saturday excluding Public Holidays) or visit www.dublinbus.ie
MARATHON SHUTTLE BUS
Customs House Quay to Marlay Park:
13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Marlay Park to Customs House Quay:
21:00-00:30: on demand as customers arrive
Return Tickets only being sold at €10 on the day or €9 for advanced online booking. Click here for tickets.
Here's a few reasons why you should take the concert shuttle...
1. It's direct - you'll get dropped off and picked up from the concert site.
2. You won't have to listen to the woman on the sat nav or try reading an upside map whilst driving - the lovely drivers at Marathon Travel know exactly where they're going.
3. You'll be tired - after a long day it's going to be safer letting someone else do the driving.
4. The fun can begin as soon as you get on the concert shuttle - it will be full of your fellow attendees.
5. It's greener - everyone on a coach instead of separate cars means less of an impact on the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I have to book online to get the Marathon Shuttle Bus or can I arrive on the day without a pre-booking?
You do not have to book online in advance but we highly recommend that you do book online to ensure you get on the bus at the time you need to depart. If you arrive on the day with no pre-booking, there are normally only a limited amount of tickets for sale on the day which are sold on a first come first served basis. Priority will alway be given to passengers who have booked online in advance for each departure time.
2. Can I book a return bus only in advance online from Marlay Park to Custom House Quay?
It is not possible to book a return from Marlay Park to Custom House only in advance. We can only sell return tickets, one way tickets are not sold.
3. What happens if I book a departure time from Custom House Quay to Marlay Park and I want to go earlier or later ?
Normally this can be accommodated however if a service is busy we have to give priority to people who have turned up at the correct time for their bus service before we deal with people who are looking to go at different times from what they have booked originally.
4. Do I have to sign and return a Booking confirmation to your office for the trip?
No, you do not have to sign or return anything to us. When you book online you have already agreed to our terms and conditions, during the booking process.
5. How long will the journey take from Custom House Quay to Marlay Park?
In normal traffic it takes 50minutes, however we ask people to allow for 2 hours travel time due to high traffic volumes in the Marlay Park area around the concert events and this can lead to longer travel times getting to Concerts.
6. What time do the buses start return from Marlay Park to Custom House Quay?
Buses starting operating from 21:00 until 00:30. As buses fill they depart for Custom House Quay. Please note that the buses that depart between 23:00-00:30 there will be 15-20minutes Queuing time before you get onto a bus.
7. Do I need to bring a print out of my Travel Ticket / Booking confirmation to get onto the bus?
When you arrive at Custom House Quay you will be given a wrist band for each person you have booked. To collect this wristband you ideally need a printout of your Travel Ticket / Booking Confirmation, however we can accept a booking reference number or a screen shot on your phone, but please allow addition time to collect your wristbands in this case. We suggest you arrive 15minutes before your departure time to allow time to collect your wrist bands before your get onto the buses.
All under 16's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old.
ID Accepted Onsite
An Irish or International passport (a colour photo copy of your passport is not accepted on its own. Colour photocopies of your passport must be accompanied by Official school or college ID in credit card format.)
Photo driving license
Official school or college ID with a colour photo copy of your passport. School or college ID must be official on a credit card format, not on a laminated piece of card