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Fingal Wants Malahide Music Lovers to Embrace Safety, Thoughtfulness and Sustainability

With the much-anticipated summer music season at Malahide set to get underway when music legends Depeche Mode take to the stage, Fingal County Council is encouraging fans attending the events to be respectful and sustainable concertgoers by utilizing public transport and being safe.

Malahide, known for its stunning coastline, picturesque castle, and vibrant community, is gearing up to host a series of unforgettable concerts with headline acts that include Blur, Sting and Sam Fender over the next two weeks.

As excitement fills the air, it is crucial that people heading to Malahide prioritize their safety, minimize their environmental impact, and show respect to the local community. Due to extremely limited car parking facilities, Fingal is urging all concertgoers to use public transport and active travel options as their primary travelling method. Doing so will help alleviate traffic congestion and contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly event. 

Paul Barnes, Event Manager at Fingal County Council, said, “transporting thousands of music fans to the heart of the action, public transport offers an environmentally friendly alternative that reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions. By leaving your car behind and opting for public transport or any other active travel option such as riding a bike, you not only contribute to the preservation of the local environment but also enjoy a stress-free journey without the hassle of parking.”

The Council was keen to also encourage concertgoers to show respect for the local community. These are memorable and vibrant gigs, and the atmosphere is always enjoyable.

By choosing public transport options such as buses and trains, concertgoers will actively contribute to reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, making a positive impact on the local environment. The well-connected transport network surrounding Malahide Castle and Gardens ensures convenient access to the concert venue while minimizing the ecological footprint of music lovers.

Malahide attendees are reminded to adhere to the following tips to make the most of this year’s concerts, which begins with music legends Depeche Mode taking to the stage:

  1. “People Are People”: Traveling to the concert by public transport showcases a sense of unity among fans and is a great way to get into the spirit of what is to come, especially given the top-tier bands once again on show at Malahide. It adds an element of excitement and camaraderie to the whole concert experience.
  2. “Enjoy the Ride”: Public transport, such as trains or buses, often offer direct routes to Malahide, making it an easily accessible venue for concertgoers. By utilizing these designated routes, attendees can enjoy a hassle-free journey while minimizing traffic disruption in residential areas.
  3. “Just Can’t Get Enough” – We want everyone to have a great time at the concerts and having a good journey to and from the venue allows us to experience the joy and excitement of attending while recognizing that we can satisfy our desires and still being mindful of the environment. What’s more, you’ll want to come back to Malahide time and time again!
  4. “Respectful Rhapsody”: Let’s harmonize our actions with respect and consideration for the residents of Malahide when making your way to and from the gig by refraining from engaging in any other anti-social behavior.
  5. “Safety Samba”: Prioritize personal safety and the well-being of others while attending concerts, following all safety guidelines and instructions provided by event organizers and authorities.
  6. “Enjoy the Silence”: By minimizing noise pollution, traffic congestion, and disruption, concertgoers demonstrate consideration for the residents’ privacy and well-being. This ensures that the concert remains a positive experience for everyone involved, fostering goodwill and harmony between the event and the local Malahide community.

Fingal County Council kindly requests the cooperation of all attendees in respecting residents and other park users Please respect the property and privacy of local residents and by not parking illegally in areas surrounding Malahide Castle, in local estates or outside local residences. By doing so, we can ensure that everyone enjoys their time and creates lasting memories. 

The Council advises anyone heading to Malahide to plan their route in advance and allow at least an additional 2hours travel time to and from the venue. To cater to the convenience of festival attendees, various public transport methods are available. Booking return bus tickets in advance by visiting: ensures a hassle-free commute, with designated buses operating to transport you directly from Dublin City Centre to Malahide Castle and back.  

Remember, enjoying the concert is important, but respecting the local residents and their community is equally crucial. Let’s make the journey to Malahide a responsible and enjoyable one for everyone involved.

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Source: Fingal County Council

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