Plan Your Visit

We are good to go

We are proud to carry the We’re Good to Go standard. This means we have been risk assessed for our Covid-19 preparedness and have been deemed ‘Good to Go’ by Visit Britain.

Real life eventing and Covid-19

In general, the Liverpool Irish Festival recommends

  • arriving at events with a mask and your own hand-sanitiser supply
  • wearing a mask for all shared travel en route to events
  • wearing a mask when arriving to and crossing event spaces (e.g., on entering or when crossing communal spaces to access amenities)
  • respecting others who are or aren’t wearing masks; there may be many reasons for either
  • maintaining and allowing good personal distance, irrespective of social distancing guidelines.

In the main, we think these are positive recommendations, Covid-19 notwithstanding!

Different venues have different approaches to social distance. In Oct 2021, some of this will depend on government guidelines and the progression of the C-19 variants. Liverpool Irish Festival works in partnership with our venues and we will work with them to employ what they believe to be best practice for their spaces. We hope you will appreciate the efforts made to keep you safe and help us by following on-site requests.

What three words What three words is a locational reference that simplifies GPS coordinates in to a three-word code, representing 3m2 of the earth’s surface. We have tried to provide this for the entrance to each of our venues. You can use What three words in conjunction with Apple Maps, Google Maps and Compass.

Traffic in Liverpool, roadworks and the green agenda

At the time of writing, Liverpool centre is awash with road improvement works. This makes it difficult to provide good road and traffic management information.

However, a key recommendation from the Festival is to use public transport, where and whenever possible. If 10% of Festival visitors use public transport instead of cars, collectively we’ll save 3.28 tonnes in CO2 emissions from entering the world! Imagine, if 100% went for public transport we could save 32.8 tonnes in carbon emissions; the same as the weight of 18 average cars!

Regional and national travel, accommodation and green agendas

We would like to encourage anyone coming from outside the region to use the greenest methods of travel, such as National Rail. Tickets from all providers can be obtained from

If you are seeking accommodation in Liverpool, please look for those that have carbon neutral policies or environmentally friendly intention statements.

Having undertaken Carbon Literacy Training in 2021 -and joined Shift (Liverpool’s climate emergency response network), the Festival has a duty to try and effect positive climate change. We welcome your support.

Public transport

Below we have provided bus routes and the closest train stations to each of our venues. Visit Merseytravel for local bus and train times and routes

Bus route information is based on arriving at venues from Liverpool Lime Street Station (L1 1JD). Similarly, the walking times provided use Googlemaps’ estimated journey duration from Liverpool Lime Street.

Public transport websites

Use these links to help you navigate the city.

Merseytravel – for Merseyside bus and train information
Arriva – For North West bus provider details
Stagecoach – further bus provider details
National Rail – for cross country train enquiries
Trainline – for cross country train enquiries.


Finally, for those who can, and are confident enough to, biking can be a great way to navigate the city. It’s about as carbon efficient as transport gets and can really open up the city for travellers. Check out the You Well website for a handy, quick guide to biking, e-biking and e-scootering in Liverpool.

Festival venues

The Liverpool Irish Festival takes place in lots venues. We recommend you using our Venues tab to find your venue.

The Festival and food

Most events are uncatered, unless food is specifed. If you are new to a city, finding food can be daunting. There are great places to eat in Liverpool, with incredible cuisines from most nations and across all price ranges. For areas in which to find a good selection of eateries, we recommend Hope Street, Bold Street and Castle Street. A good place to start is Independent Liverpool, which has a great list of independent restaurants in the city.