Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular take place?

This year Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will be taking over Dublin City. We will be in Merrion Square Dublin on the 7th - 9th of July and Fitzgerald Park Cork on the 15th & 16th 2017.

What are the Opening Times of the festival?

12.00 noon – 8:00pm each day in each venue.

What facilities are available at the festivals?

There are food stalls, toilets and disabled access.

Are dogs allowed at the festivals?

Yes of course!

Tipping the Performer, how does that work?

The performers have dedicated their lives to this amazing art form. They rely on you, the audience, to make a living. If you like what you see, give a contribution and show your appreciation for some of the most talented street performers in the world.

Are there age restrictions?

All ages are welcome at all events, we welcome all ages from 1-100.

What happens if I lose my child?

  • 1. Put a ‘Laya Healthcare lost child’ number on your child.

    Lost children numbers can be collected at our information points and should be immediately attached to your child. This unique number will help the LHCS locate him/her should they go wandering away from you.This free service is highly recommended.

  • 2. Arrange a meeting place with them.

    As soon as you arrive at the event, pick an easily found spot at the festival. If you get separated then this is the first place you should both go. You’d be amazed how many times this works, but if it doesn’t....

  • 3. SPWC staff will bring lost children directly to the Laya Healthcare Lost Child Tent.

    Ask any member of the LHCS team and they will bring you straight there too. Try not to worry they are always found... usually sitting watching a show and oblivious to being ‘lost’ in the first place. We also suggest giving your mobile number on a slip of paper and popping in your children’s pocket. That way they can pass it to us and we can give you a call if they arrive at the First Aid/ Lost Kids Area.

Where can I park if I drive to Merrion Square?

If you're travelling to the festival by car,  the closest parking lot is Q-Park at St.Stephens Green. It's a 12 minute walk to the festival via Merrion Row.

All festival goers can get 20% off your online booking here: Q-Park.ie

Just type in this promotional code: CITYSPEC

 

Where can I park if I drive to Fitzgerald Park, Cork?

If you're travelling to the festival by car, the closest parking lot is Q-Park St. Finbarrs. It's a 13 minute walk to the festival via Western Road.

All festival goers can get 20% off your online booking here: Q-Park.ie

Just type in this promotional code: CITYSPEC

 

Where should I stay on my trip to Dublin?

Coming to Dublin for City Spectacular this July? We've made a list of places to stay to make planning your trip to Dublin City a little easier!

Dublin and the surrounding areas are packed full of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. There’s a huge choice in the city centre and close to Merrion Square where all the City Spectacular action will be taking place. Now as there are hundreds of places to stay in Dublin we’ve put together a little list for you, go to 'Where to stay on your visit to Dublin'

For more insider tips of where to stay and what to do around Dublin check out Visit Dublin and  http://www.failteireland.ie/ to plan your amazing trip to Dublin's fair city!

Where should I stay on my trip to Cork?

Going to Cork for City Spectacular this July? We've made a list of places to stay to make planning your trip to Cork City a little easier!

Cork and the surrounding areas are packed full of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. There’s a huge choice in the city centre and close to Fitzgerald Park where all the City Spectacular action will be taking place. Now as there are hundreds of places to stay in Cork we’ve put together our top 5 places to check out.

  1. With views of Cork city and the harbour, enjoy the newly refurbished luxury 4 star  Ambassador Hotel and Health Club. Located in a tranquil yet central location with the main shopping districts & tourist attractions just a stone’s throw away. Whether you choose the Fota Wildlife Park, The English Market or The Blarney Castle, there’s something for all the family to see and do.

  2. Located just 10 minutes from Cork city centre and 15 minutes from the airport is the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork's most luxurious hotel which offers new standards of style and service to all their guests. With their excellent restaurant, location and family facilities, the radisson team are their to help you and your family feel at home away from home!

  3. The Cork International Hotel are passionate in the pursuit of perfection. Located minutes from the airport it combines style, service, luxurious bedrooms and modern facilities making it one of the most highly rated and stylish hotels in Cork City and Ireland.

  4. The beautifully appointed and luxury  River Lee Hotel on Western Road. With a leisure centre, bars and restaurants at your fingertips this is a prime spot to stay.

  5. If you're looking for budget accommodation with a difference try UCC Campus Accommodation offers  great value accommodation close to Cork City.  UCC Campus Accommodation has 4 separate residences – University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Victoria Mills and Castlewhite. All four residences are located close to the River Lee and only walking distance to University College Cork and Cork City Centre. An ideal base to explore everything Cork has to offer!

Click here for more insider tips of 'Where to stay on your visit to Cork' and be also sure to check out Ireland's Ancient East and http://www.failteireland.ie/ in planning your amazing trip to the stunning Cork City!

Can I bring a backpack or large handbag to the festival?

We are working with An Garda Siochana and Dublin City Council to ensure the saftey and enjoyment for all City Spectacular patrons, please note the following:

  •  An Garda Siochana are encouraging event goers to leave unnecessary bags at home on event days.
  •  For the safety and enjoyment of all attending, all backpacks/large handbags brought to Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular may be subject to a search.
  • Any unattended bags will be removed