Marlay Park Concert Update

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCOCO) have informed us that they have granted a licence to Festival Republic on behalf of MCD Productions to hold two standalone concerts on 3rd and 4th  July and the Longitude Festival on the 17th, 18th and 19th July.

In the coming days the concert organisers / council / Gardai will do a leaflet drop to brief all residents on the arrangements for the concerts. This will cover
·         Concert schedule
·         Traffic management plan
·         Road closures
·         Park opening times
·         Litter
·         Noise levels
·         Safety and security
·         Anti social behaviour
·         Contact details and hotline numbers
The most significant new information for Marley Grange is the arrangements for road closures. For safety reasons the Gardai will again close roads in the area, most notably: “Grange Road from the junction with Taylor’s Lane to the junction of Ballinteer Avenue and Brehon Field Road shall close to all vehicular traffic at 10.30pm.  Traffic will NOT be allowed to exit any estate or the Lidl car park. These road closures shall be removed as soon as the Gardai deem it safe to do so.”
Unfortunately the arrangement which was in place for alternative access to the estate during this period (as outlined in the last newsletter) has had to be rescinded due to some local objections. This will inevitably lead to some disruption for a small number of residents who need to enter or exit the estate while the roads are closed by the Gardai. We will continue to liaise with all parties to see if any improvements can be made to the situation, but our current best advice is that residents should try and arrange to minimise late night travel on the nights of the concerts and / or plan their journeys to avoid the road closure times. At our request the traffic plan does explicitly state: “Please note that during these road closures access will be allowed for emergency vehicles.”
Please check the web site regularly for further information and updates as they become available.