By Caitlín O'Driscoll
THE Kinsale rugby 7s festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday May 4th- 5th.
Gates are open from 9.30am to 9pm and kick-off is at approximately 10.40am both days.
Parking is available at the pitches and in and around Kinsale.
Speaking at Bandon Garda, Supt Brendan Fogarty said: ‘We will have approximately 20,000 people coming through Kinsale Town over the course of the festival. We would ask anyone attending the event to plan ahead. How are you getting here, how are you getting home? If you plan on having a drink, leave the car at home. We will have checkpoints in and around Kinsale testing drivers for drink/drug driving and hope that everyone is compliant. Public drinking will not be tolerated.’
A shuttle bus will leave Kinsale Town every 15 minutes from outside the AIB on Pearse Street going to the pitch.
Once the event is finish, buses will bring fans from the pitch to Kinsale town. ‘Please be patient and wait for a bus after the event, but do not walk back towards Kinsale,’ gardaí have urged.
All entrants to the event, including players, must wear an entry wristband.
For more see www.kinsale7s.com