Dublin comes out to welcome Giro d’Italia bike race
Stage 3 of race starts from Armagh for afternoon finish in Merrion Square
The Giro d’Italia arrived in Dublin this afternoon to sunshine after earlier warnings of heavy rain showers forecast throughout the day.
Stage 3 of the cycle race began in Armagh with around 200 cyclists setting off from the city at the start of the 187km route.
They crossed the Border towards Dundalk, Castlebellingham and Drogheda and continued along the coast through Skerries, Swords and Malahide.
The race then made its way towards Dublin city via Baldoyle, Clontarf, Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall Road, the 02, North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay and will cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge.
A number of road closures have been in place for the event. Merrion Square West, Merrion Square South, Merrion Square East, Merrion Street Upper, Mount Street Upper and Fitzwilliam Street Lower were all to all be closed until 11pm tonight.
From 1:30pm to 4:30pm there were to be the following closures: the R132 from Co Meath to Balbriggan via Drogheda Street, Bridge Street, Dublin Street and Old Market Green, Mill Street, Clonard Street, Quay Street, the Skerries Road (R127) to Skerries via Balbriggan Road, Ballbriggan Street, Thomas Hand Street and the Dublin Road, the Skerries /Lusk Road (R127), Post Office Road, the R127 from Lusk to Blakes Cross, the R132 from Blakes Cross to Seatown Road, the Mantua Road, Estuary Road, The Mall in Malahide, Strand Road/ Coast Road (R106) inPortmarnock, the Coast Road (R106) towards Baldoyle, the Main Street to Dublin Road via Warrenhouse Road, the Dublin Road (R105) in Baldoyle.