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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 04/09/2015 12:51


KILDARE: It's busy now between Ballymore Eustace and Athy via Kilcullen (R418) as the Tour de Picnic takes place (See 'EVENTS' section below).

LAOIS: Traffic is slow southbound on the M7 Dublin/ Limerick Rd exiting at J16 Portlaoise East with motorists making their way to Electric Picnic in Stradbally (See 'EVENTS' section below).

There is also heavy traffic on the N80 Portlaoise/ Carlow Rd approaching Stradbally, particularly from the Portlaoise side.

OFFALY: Emergency services are dealing with a collision on the Dublin Rd R/A in Edenderry. Traffic is very heavy on the Dublin Rd and Father Kearns St in the town as a result.

CAVAN: The Cavan/ Cootehill Rd (R188) is closed until later today at Castletara following a fatal crash yesterday evening. Diversions are in place.

CAVAN: Works take place on the N3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd between Cavan and Virginia until later today. Take care approaching these works.

MEATH: The N51 Navan/ Athboy Rd and the Kells/ Athboy Rd (R164) will be closed at the Ballyboy jct for works until 6pm on Fri 23rd Oct. Motorists coming from Navan should take the M3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd and then for Delvin use the N52 Dundalk/ Mullingar Rd and for Athboy take the N52 and the Kilkeelan/ Athboy Rd (R154).


LIMERICK: There are horses loose in Limerick near the M7/ M20 Interchange. Gardaí are en route. No incidents or delays to report for Limerick City traffic.

Thomond Bridge will be closed from 8:30pm until approx 9:30pm today to facilitate a ceremony. Diversions will be in place but some delays are likely in the city.

A stop/go system will be in place for works on Thomond Bridge until mid-September. This will be lifted from 8am until 10:30am and from 4:30pm until 6pm to facilitate rush hour traffic.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the Dooradoyle Rd between Crescent SC and the Mulcair Rd jct from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day until approx. the end of October. Expect delays.

GALWAY: Nothing unusual  have been reported for traffic around Galway City Centre.

CORK: It's moving quite well around Cork City at the moment.

WATERFORD:  Overall, traffic is quiet around Waterford City Centre. 


LAOIS: The Tour de Picnic is taking place this afternoon. Cyclists are making their way from Tallaght Stadium in Dublin to Electric Picnic in Stradbally via Rathcoole and the local Kilteel Rd towards Ballymore Eustace. From there cyclists will travel through Kilcullen, Athy and Vicarstown.

LAOIS: Electric Picnic takes place at Stradbally until Sunday (6th). On the M7, both northbound and southbound traffic can exit at J16 Portlaoise East towards Broomfield R/A and onto the Stradbally Rd before following signage. Northbound Exit at Junction 17 and follow signage. From the M8 northbound motorists can exit at J3 Rathdowney (Abbeyleix) and follow signage through Ballacolla, Abbeyleix, Ballyroan and onto the site. On the N80 via Carlow, travel straight to Stradbally. Motorists can also travel to the event via the Stradbally/ Athy Rd (R428). All routes leading to designated parking areas for the event are clearly sign posted and patrons are urged to follow these routes to avoid unnecessary delay and traffic disruption.  Gardaí will be on point duty.

WESTMEATH: Racing will take at Kilbeggan Racecourse this afternoon. The first race is at 4:35pm with the last race at 7:35pm. Kilbeggan Racecourse is situated 1.5 km outside Kilbeggan, off the N6 Dublin/Galway Rd just north of Tullamore.


LIMERICK: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the N21 Limerick/ Tralee Rd along a 500m stretch of road approx. 1km west of Newcastle West on the Abbeyfeale side until the end of Sept. Continuing west after the traffic light set up, motorists will emerge onto the newly constructed road on the Abbeyfeale side.

GALWAY: A stop/go system north of Tuam on the N83 Dunmore Rd will be in place intermittently at Forty Acres until Feb 2016 to facilitate ongoing works.

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Nenagh/ Ballina Rd (R494) at The Lookout from 9am to 6pm today.

KILKENNY: A rolling stop/ go system will be in place on the N78 Castlecomer/ Kilkenny Rd from 9:30am until 4pm due to works.

KILKENNY: Temporary traffic lights are in place at Ballynaslee for works until later today. Expect delays.

WICKLOW/ WEXFORD: The hard shoulder of the M11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd will be closed both northbound and southbound for works from The Beehive to Clogh R/A until later today.

LIMERICK: The O'Briensbridge Rd (R525) will close for works between Daly's Cross and Nelson's Cross until 5pm today.

GALWAY: The Old Dublin Rd in Oranmore will be closed intermittently from the Main St jct to the Oranbeg R/A for works until Fri 25th Sept. These works will not operate at the same time as the works on Main St. Diversions will be in place and local access will be maintained.

KILDARE: The Blackwood/ Naas Rd (R409) is closed at Carragh Bridge until approx. late December to facilitate repair works. Take an alternative route.

KILKENNY: Temporary traffic lights will be in operation from 8:30am until 4pm at Borrismore on the Freshford/ Urlingford Rd (R693) to facilitate works.

KILKENNY: A stop/ go system is in operation on Grange's Rd near the Dunningstown exit until later today.

CORK: The Buttevant/ Kanturk Rd (R580) is closed until 4pm on Fri 23rd Oct at Abbey View in Buttevant between the jcts of Main St and New St. A diversion route will be signposted.

CORK: The local road between Coolatubbrid to the Carrigyknaveen jct will be closed until Mon 28th Sept to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place.

CORK: The local Glannagaul Rd will close for works from Gearagh Cross to Glannagaul until 10pm Sun 11th Oct. Diversion routes will be signposted.

CORK: The Cloyne/ Shanagarry Rd (R629) will be closed for works between Ballymaloe More and Shanagarry until 9pm on Sept 4th. Diversions will be in place.

LOUTH: The N53 Castleblaney/ Dundalk Rd will be closed for works from Barronstown to Hackballscross until Mon 23rd Nov. Motorists will have to divert via Ardee and Carrickmacross.

GALWAY: Works are ongoing on the N59 Galway/ Clifden Rd at Moycullen and temporary traffic lights are in operation until December.

KILKENNY: Works will take place on the N24 Waterford/ Limerick Rd through Mooncoin Village until Fri 27th Nov. Temporary traffic lights will be in place. Delays can be expected.

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on Davitt St (N24), Tipperary until Tues 8th Sept between 8am and 6pm each day for works. Expect delays.

CLARE: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Tulla Rd (R352) in Ennis until Fri 16th Oct for works. HGVs are advised to exit the M18 Galway/ Limerick Rd via J12 Killow or J14 Barefield instead of J13 Tulla.

MONAGHAN: Works are taking place on the N2 Dublin/ Monaghan Rd south of Castleblayney, between Derryilan and Tullyvin until approx. Sun 13th Sept.

SLIGO: Works are taking place on the Boyle/ Ballina Rd (R294) between Tubbercurry and Annagh Bridge until later today.

SLIGO: The Enniscrone/ Dromore West Rd (R297) will be closed at Easkey until Sept 4th for works. Diversions will be in place; local access will be maintained.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the Sligo/Leitrim Rd (R284) at Sooey until Sept 4th. A traffic control system will be in place.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the Ballymote/ Bunanadden Rd (R296) at Carrownanty until later today. A traffic management will be in place.

SLIGO: Works and a stop/ go system will take place on the N59 Galway/Sligo Rd at Ballysadare until Sept 4th from 9am until 7pm. 

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system is in place for works on the Gorey/ Wexford Rd (R741) just outside Wexford Town at Ardcavan from 7:30am until 6pm each day until Fri 16th Oct. Motorists can divert via Castlebridge and the N11 to avoid long delays.

LAOIS: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N80/ Stradbally Rd in Portlaoise between the SCR and Block Rd until Sept so expect some delays.

KILDARE: A one way system will be in place southbound on the Kilcullen Rd (R448) in Naas at Piper's Hill, as part of ongoing works until December. Traffic wishing to access Naas from the Kilcullen direction will need to divert at Mylerstown Cross, drive towards Punchestown and then towards Naas on the Ballymore Eustace Rd (R411)

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