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This year’s Dublin Kite Festival is taking place on North Bull Island, Clontarf, Dublin 3. The map below shows you how to get there. To find the festival, travel down the main causeway leading onto North Bull Island. When you reach the roundabout, follow the signs.

By Bike

What better way to travel than by bike! Avail of the 8.5km off-road cycle path which runs from Clontarf to the Causeway from one direction or from Sutton to the Causeway if coming from the other. From there it is only a short spin down to the beach where you can leave your bike at one of our bike stands.

Our friends in BleeperBike have made two temporary parking spots available on their app for the KiteFest – .at the junction of Clontarf Rd/The Causeway and close to the roundabout on The Causeway.


By Shuttle

As there is no parking available on the beach at Dollymount Strand, we’re providing a FREE KiteFest Express Shuttle with Toots of Malahide to help bring families and visitors to the event. The shuttle will run all day from the junction of Clontarf Road down the causeway to the roundabout near the beach, transporting you to this year’s festival in style!

By Car

Follow the coast road from the city centre, through Clontarf. Turn right onto North Bull Island where sign-posted at the main junction (not at the earlier wooden bridge). Parking is available on either side of the causeway leading onto the island.

By Bus

Take the 130 from Lower Abbey Street towards Castle Avenue, and get off just before the turn onto Mount Prospect Avenue. Continue walking north along the coast road and turn right onto the island; from the bus stop to the beach is about a 30 minute walk. If you take the KiteFest Express shuttle, you’ll be there in five minutes.

By Dart

Depart at Raheny Dart station. From Raheny Village, walk down Watermill Road to entrance of event (about 15 minutes).

Dublin Kite Festival

Sunday 18th June, 2017