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.
As there is no parking available on the beach at Dollymount Strand, we’re providing a FREE KiteFest Express Road Train 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 Clontarf station and take the 130 bus the remainder of the way.