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Last Updated: 01/08/2014 23:02


Over the Bank Holiday weekend heavy rain is expected with the possibility of localised flooding forecast for the weekend in Munster, Leinster and Ulster. Make sure to allow plenty of extra time to arrive at your destination. If you feel tired on your journey, pull over (when safe to do so) to take a rest and get some fresh air. Always make sure you keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, keep your speed down and use your dipped headlights when visibility is reduced.




GALWAY: Traffic is moving well in the city at this stage.

Bear in mind that the Galway Summer Racing Festival continues at Ballybrit Racecourse until Sunday (3rd Aug). Expect delays in the area and across the city.

CORK: Wet conditions in the city so drive with care. Otherwise no major delays in to traffic at this time. 

Lane restrictions will be in place on Carroll's Quay from the Devonshire St Jct to the Christy Ring Bridge from 6am to 1pm on Sat 2nd Aug for works. Expect delays.

LIMERICK: Wet conditions in the city at this time. Otherwise no major delays reported in the city centre.

WATERFORD: No major problems for traffic in Waterford City. 

The Spraoi Festival takes place in Waterford from today until Sun 3rd Aug. See events for more.



GALWAY: The Galway Summer Racing Festival continues until Sun 3rd Aug, so expect delays in the city as a result. To get there from the city or west of the city travel via the Green Route on the N17/ Tuam Rd. Those travelling from the M6/ Dublin Rd or on the Oranmore Rd (Old N6/R338) can access the tunnel entrance via the Red Route. There will be no right turn at the N6/ Briarhill jct at peak times.

GALWAY: Ballygar Truckin' for Charity takes place on Saturday 2nd August at 4pm. To facilitate this, there will be a number of local roads closed in the area. Diversions will be in place.

ANTRIM: The Belfast Pride Festival parade takes place in Belfast City Centre from 12 noon on Saturday 2nd August. The parade will leave Queen’s Square, travel along High St, Bridge St, Waring St, Donegall St, Royal Ave, Donegall Place, Donegall Square North, Donegall Square East, Donegall Square South, Howard St, Upper Queen St, Queen St, Castle St, Castle Place, move along High St again before concluding at Queen’s Square at approx 1.30pm. A large crowd is expected and delays are expected.

LAOIS: The National Steam Rally takes place in Stradbally in Co. Laois from Saturday 2nd August to Monday 4th August. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the three days and delays are expected around the town as a result. On Saturday 2nd August, there will be a parade through the town between 7pm and 8pm. Expect delays.

OFFALY: The Castlepalooza Music And Arts Festival takes place at Charleville Castle in Tullamore until Sun (3rd). Charleville Castle is located on Charleville Rd, which is just off the N52 Tullamore/ Birr Rd. If travelling to Tullamore via the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd, exit at J5 Tullamore. Delays can be expected in Tullamore as a result. 

WATERFORD: The Spraoi Festival takes place in Waterford City until Sun. This event is likely to attract additional volumes of traffic to the area and delays are expected. Gladstone St and O'Connell St will be closed on Sat (2nd) at different points between 11am and 9pm and again on Sunday between 12pm and 11pm. On Sat, Olaf St will be closed between 12pm and 6pm. St Francis Place will also be closed from 1.30pm to 6pm. On Sun, Arundel Square will be closed from 2pm to 6pm. On Sun, the Spraoi Parade begins at Johnstown Ind. Estate at 9.30pm. It will make its way to the Quay, which will be closed between 9.45pm and 11.15pm. Rolling road closures will be in place along the route during the parade.

CORK: The Bantry BBQ Festival takes place in Co. Cork on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd Aug. Events will take place across the two days and delays are likely as the follow road closures will be in place: High St will close between New St/ Bridge and Chapel St on Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.  Main St will close from Market St to Barrack St on Sunday from 3:30pm to 7pm.Diversions will be in place.  Barrack St will close from its junction with Marino St to the Main St jct from 8pm to 11pm.

CORK: The Independence Music Festival takes place at Deer Farm in Mitchelstown until Sun. The campsite opens at midday today and closes at 1pm on Mon 4th Aug. All car parks are located adjacent to the main festival site and open at 10am this morning and close at 2pm on Mon. As this event will attract additional traffic to the area, delays are likely through Mitchelstown throughout the weekend. 

KILKENNY: The Miles For Smiles Husky Walk charity event takes place until Monday (4th). The event takes place each day from 6am - 12 pm and again from 6pm to 10pm. On Sat, the walk will go through St. Mullins, Borris and onto Bunclody. On Sun, the event will travel through Bunclody, Tullow, Carlow Town and onto Leighlinbridge. On Mon 4th Aug, the walk will travel through Leighlinbridge, Muine Bheag, Paulstown, Kilkenny and onto Thomastown. 

MAYO: The Siamsa Sraide Festival will take place in Swinford until Wed 6th Aug. From 9pm Mon 4th to 2am Thurs 7th Aug, the Main St, Bridge St and Market St will all be closed.

ROSCOMMON: The Castlerea Rose Festival continues until Sun 3rd Aug. A number of events will take place over the course of the Festival and delays are likely around Castlerea as a result.


WESTMEATH:  A mobile stop/go system will be in place along the N62 Athlone/Birr Rd from 8am to 5pm each day for works until Sun 3rd Aug. No major delays are expected.

SLIGO: Works will operate on the N4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd at various locations between Collooney and Sligo Town until Fri 15th Aug. Bear in mind, rolling works are in place on the N4 between Castlebaldwin and the Roscommon border until this Friday (1st). 

MAYO/ SLIGO: Works will be in place on the N59 Westport/ Ballina Rd at Carrowkennedy until Fri 15th Aug from 7am to 7pm. Expect delays.

WATERFORD: From Tues 5th to Fri 8 Aug works will operate on the N25 Waterford/Cork Rd at Lemybrien from 8am to 6pm daily. Works will operate on an alternate basis each side of the road and lane restrictions will be in place. Expect delays.

WICKLOW: Roadworks will take place on Mill Rd, Greystones, opposite Burnaby Park until Wed 13th Aug. Expect delays.

WICKLOW: Old Connaught Ave in Bray is closed from the Ferndale Rd jct to the M11 Flyover until Mon 1st Sept for works. Diversions are in place. 

CAVAN: Works are in place on Farnham St in Cavan Town until Sun 17th Aug. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes if possible.

GALWAY: A stop/go system is in place on the Leitrim Rd (R351) at Leitrim National School until Fri 8th Aug for works. Expect delays.

Works are taking place on the N17 Galway /Sligo Rd in Tuam until Wed 20th Aug. Expect delays.

GALWAY/ ROSCOMMON: Temporary traffic lights are in operation on the N60 Castlebar /Roscommon Rd between Castlerea and Ballymoe until Mon 22nd Sept.

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Roadwatch Radio Reports

Today Fm
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:25, 8:00, 8:30, 8:50
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:40, 17:10, 17:45, 18:15, 18:45
  • Saturday
    11:30, 12:30, 13:30
  • Morning Rush Hour
    7:20, 7:45, 8:15, 8:50,
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:20, 16:45, 17:20, 18:15
  • Saturday
    8:40, 9:15, 9:45, 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Sunday
  • 16:20, 17:20, 18:20 
  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:45, 7:05, 7:30, 8:05,
  • 8:30
  • Evening Rush Hour
    16:20, 17:05, 17:30, 18:05, 18:30 
  • Sunday


  • Morning Rush Hour
    6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8.00, 8:30 
  • Evening Rush Hour
  • 16.30,17:00, 17:20, 17:40, 18:00, 18:30
  • Sunday
  • 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30

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