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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 29/05/2015 14:52

MAIN TRAFFIC

LIMERICK: A stop/go system is in place in Newcastle West until Fri 19th June for works. These have been causing delays particularly during rush hour.

SLIGO: The N4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd at Hughes Bridge in Sligo Town is reduced to one lane in both directions until approx. Fri 12th June. This is part of ongoing works which are taking place until mid-July. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey, particularly during peak times.

DONEGAL: Works are in place on the Pole Rd and Burtonport Rd in Dungloe from 8am to 6pm today. Delays can be expected as a result.

CITY TRAFFIC

WATERFORD: No major issues to report in Waterford City Centre at this time.

Works continue on the Newtown Rd and Dunmore Rd between the People's Park and Ardkeen until approx. Fri 24th July. These have been causing delays, especially during rush hour.

CORK: Traffic is moving well in Cork City Centre.

A stop/ go system is in operation on Kinsale Rd until 3:30pm for works.

A stop/ go system is in operation for works on Centre Park Rd until 4pm.

Kilmore Rd is closed for ongoing works until mid Aug and diversions will be in place.

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well in Galway City at this stage.

A section of Lough Atalia Rd is closed between the Fairgreen Rd jct and the rear entrance of Ceannt Station until later today (29th). A 50kmph speed limit is in place during these works. Expect major delays as a result. A one-way system is in place on the remainder of Lough Atalia Rd, as well as on Fairgreen Rd and College Rd. Upon completion of these works, this system, with a few minor changes, will remain in place until Fri 19th June as part of a trial road system. Westbound traffic will continue on Lough Atalia Rd and can exit on Fairgreen Rd, or continue onto the Dock Rd. Eastbound traffic will turn left on Fairgreen Rd and then right onto College Rd towards Moneenageisha. Extra care is needed as motorists get used to this new layout. For more info, see here.

LIMERICK: Traffic is moving well in Limerick City at this time.


EVENTS

MEATH: Foo Fighters will perform at Slane Castle on Saturday (30th). Gates open at 2pm. Slane Castle is located in the town of Slane within the Boyne Valley of County Meath. Delays can be expected in the surrounding as a result. For more info click here.

KERRY: Ireland BikeFest takes place in Killarney until Mon 1st June. Events include live music and street entertainment.  Today, Ring of Beara Wild Atlantic Way Ride-out departs Killarney at 1pm returning at 4pm. Caragh Lake Ride-out departs Killarney at 3pm with a return date due at 5pm.


On Sat (30th) Ring of Beara Wild Atlantic Way Ride-out departs Killarney at Noon and is due to return at 3pm. Sneem/Kenmare Ride-out departs Killarney at 1.30pm returning at 3.30pm Caragh Lake Ride-out departs Killarney at 2.30pm and due to return at 4.30pm. 

KILDARE: The Leixlip Festival takes place from until Mon 1st June at the Court Yard Hotel. Delays can be expected through the village on Friday 29th. Leixlip Main St will be closed to traffic on Saturday (30th) from 1pm to 10.30pm and on Sunday (31st) from 1pm to midnight to facilitate the event. Diversions will be in place.

MEATH: Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair takes place in Fairyhouse until Sunday (31st). Gates open each day at 8:30am. The car park is situated near the arenas and entrance to this car park is via Gate M (the main Tattersalls Entrance). Delays are likely on Black Bull/ Ratoath (R155), on the Black Bull/ Dunshaughlin Rd (R147) and also along the N3/M3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd.

KILKENNY: Cat Laughs takes place in Kilkenny City until Mon 1st June. Events will take place at venues throughout the city and delays are likely. Kilkenny is easily accessed from all major airports and ferry ports, with Dublin approx. 1 hour 20 minute’s drive on the M9 motorway. Alternatively you can catch one of the regular trains or buses from any of the major urban centres.

DONEGAL: The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2015 takes place until Sun 31st May in Ballyshannon. Over 10,000 fans from over 30 countries are expected to attend the event and as a result, delays can be expected throughout the town and also on the N15 Donegal/ Sligo Rd. A special festival shuttle bus service will operate between Bundoran & Ballyshannon over the duration of the event. If you're travelling by car, Ballyshannon is easily accessed via the N15 Donegal/ Sligo Rd or via the N3 Dublin Rd. If you're taking public transport, Bus Eireann run regular services throughout the day from Dublin and Galway.

DOWN: The Irish Open, hosted by World Number One Rory McIlroy, will be held in Royal County Down Golf Club until Sun 31st May. Gardai are advising motorists to allow extra time for their journey due to the large number of visitors expected for the week.

DOWN: Racing takes place at the Royal Down, Co. Down today.The first race is at 5:40pm and the last at 8:45pm.Royal Down is located approx. 3km south-west of Lisburn on Dunygarton Rd. The racecourse can be accessed via the A3 Moira Rd or from the A1 Hillsborough Rd via Kesh Rd.

WATERFORD: Racing takes place at the Tramore Racecourse today. The first race goes to post at 5:50pm with the last race at 8:55pm. Tramore Racecourse is located south of Waterford City, just outside Tramore Town. When coming from Cork follow signposts for Tramore located just before the city. All other routes come over the bridge into Waterford City and follow signs for Tramore. Trains to Plunkett station in Waterford originate at Dublin Heuston, Limerick and Rosslare. Regular bus service operates between the bus and train stations and Tramore passing by the racecourse on race days.

ROADWORKS



WICKLOW: Works take place today between 9am and 3pm on the M11 at flyovers for J20 Arklow North and J21 Arklow South. Drive with caution.

WESTMEATH: There will be a traffic control system will be in place on Grace Rd today until 7.30pm. This is due to works.

LONGFORD: Traffic management will be in place on the N4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd at the Scry Bridge, north of Newtown Forbes until approx. Fri 19th June. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained when possible, however a single lane traffic light system will be in operation for a short duration of the works.

LONGFORD: Works and a stop/ go system take place until later today (29th) on the N55 Granard/ Athlone Rd from Edgeworthstown to Ballymahon. Take care approaching these works.

MONAGHAN/ LOUTH: Works and a stop/ go system take place until later today (29th) on the N53 Monaghan/ Louth Rd from Castleblayney to Dundalk. Take care approaching these works.

CORK/ WATERFORD: Works will take place on N25 Cork/ Waterford Rd between Middleton and Dungarvan until later today (29th). A stop & go system will be in place each day from 8am to 7pm. Major delays are not expected.

TIPPERARY: The right lane of the M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd will close both ways at J26 Nenagh West from 8am to 8pm today (29th) due to works.

ROSCOMMON: The local road from Church Hill to Hartley will be closed until approx. Fri 3rd July for works. Diversions are in place.

ROSCOMMON: The local road from Moyglass Crossroads to Glen will be closed until approx Fri 3rd July for works. Diversions are in place.

LIMERICK: The Annacotty/ Lisnagry Rd (R445) will be reduced to one lane from Finnegans Pub to Castleconnell R/A from 7:30pm to 6am tomorrow morning due to works.

WEXFORD: Overnight works will operate on the N25 Cork /Wexford Rd in New Ross from Kent’s Cross R/A to the Campile Rd (R733) jct from 8pm until 6am until Fri 26th June. Expect delays.

CLARE: The local Ennis/ Kilrush Rd (R473) will be closed for works at Labasheeda until Fri 5th June from 8am to 6pm each day.

CLARE: The local Carrowniska Sth/ Lack West Rd (R485) will close for works from 8am to 6pm until Fri 5th June. Diversions will be in place.
GALWAY: St Michael’s Square in Ballinasloe is closed until Mon 31st Aug due to works. Diversions will be in place.

GALWAY: A stop/ go system is in place on the N18 Galway/ Limerick Rd at Oranhill R/A until Wed 10th June. Expect delays.

CLARE: Old Barrack St in Ennis will be closed between O'Connell St and Market St until Sun 7th June to facilitate works. Diversions in place via Carmody St.

CORK: The Buttevant/ Doneraile Rd (R522) is closed in Buttevant at the Main St jct for works until Fri 5th June. Diversions are in place. Local access will be maintained.

KILKENNY: Works are taking place on the N77 Kilkenny/ Portlaoise Rd at Ballyragget Village until May and Ballynaslee until Sept. Traffic delays can be expected.

KILDARE: Roadworks are taking places on the Kilcullen Rd in Naas at Piper's Hill until December. Delays are likely as a result.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights are in operation on the N59 Galway/ Clifden Rd in Moycullen. Works will continue there until December.

WICKLOW: The M11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd is down to one lane both ways 2km north of the Beehive until Fri 28th Aug due to works. Care is needed in the area as motorists get used to the new layout.

WESTMEATH: The hard shoulder and left lanes of the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd are closed in both directions between J8 Athlone East and J7 Moate West until Fri 19th June for works. Take extra caution along this stretch of road.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd in Ballysadare between Millview Park and Shanagolden until early June. Delays can be expected.

SLIGO: Works take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd at Owenbeg until the end of May. A stop/ go system will be in place. Expect some delays.

LIMERICK: Works are taking place on the Dublin Rd in Annacotty from 9:30am to 7:30pm today (29th). Temporary traffic lights and a stop/go system are in operation to facilitate the works.

CORK: The Mallow/ Coachford Rd (R619) will be closed at Clydaville, outside Mallow, from Newberry Crossroads to Clyda Bridge until Fri 5th June from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Diversions will be in place.

CORK: Works will take place on the Bandon/ Drimoleague Rd (R586) at Kilbarry, Cloonties East and Cloonties West until Thurs 30th July. A temporary speed limit of 60kmph will be in place during this time.

TIPPERARY: A traffic management system will be in place for works at the Streame R/A on the Limerick Rd in Nenagh from 8am to 8pm daily until the end of May.

TIPPERARY: Works are taking place on the N24 Waterford/ Limerick Rd, approx. 3km on the Clonmel side of Carrick on Suir until later today (29th). Traffic is down to one lane for the duration of the works.

MEATH: Bridge St (R135) in Ashbourne is closed northbound for works between Castle St and Milltown Rd jcts until 6pm on Fri 19th June. Diversions in place via Castle St.

MONAGHAN: There is a new entrance and exit to the Bree Industrial Estate in Castleblayney via the N2 Monaghan Bypass only. Care is needed as motorists get used to the new layout.

LONGFORD: Traffic management will be in place until Fri 5th June on the N55 Ballymahon/ Edgeworthstown Rd at Ballymahon Bridge for works. Expect some delays on approach.

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