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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 31/07/2015 22:05



CORK: The M8 Cork/ Dublin Rd remains closed northbound at J12 Mitchelstown following an incident.


CORK:  Traffic is moving well in Cork City Centre. 

Clontarf Bridge is closed until Sunday (30th Aug) due to works. Traffic coming over Brian Boru Bridge can either turn left onto Anderson's Quay, right at Custom House St & over Eamon DeValera Bridge and then out the South City Link Rd. Alternatively, motorists can turn right onto Merchants Quay. Traffic will be restricted travelling straight through this junction onto Clontarf St except for buses and Clarion Hotel traffic.

WATERFORD: No major delays for traffic in Waterford City Centre.

LIMERICK: There are no delays in the city at this stage. 

To facilitate works in place until Fri 21st Aug, Park Rd is closed between the Pa Healy Rd and the South Canal Bank, which itself will be closed. Park Bridge, North Canal Bank and part of the Lwr Park Rd is also closed during this period.

GALWAY:  Galway city traffic is moving better at this stage

Dominick St Upr will be closed from the Fairhill Rd jct to the Henry St jct until Mon 3rd Aug from 8pm to 2am each night for a street party.


WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival will take place in Waterford City until Sunday (2nd Aug). Various road closures will be in place over the weekend. The largest crowd is expected at the parade at 9:30pm on Sunday. The parade will begin at Johnstown Industrial Estate at 9:30pm and will travel down John’s St, Michael St, Broad St, John Robert's Square and Barronstrand St before finishing on the Quay. Rolling road closures will come into effect from 8:30pm to approx. 11:30pm along the Quay to facilitate the parade and fireworks.

GALWAY: The Galway Racing Festival continue until this Sunday (2nd). Racing on Saturday begins at 2:40pm with the last race at 6:05pm. Then, on Sunday, the first race is at 2:15pm with the final race at 6pm. Galway Racecourse is situated approximately 5km from Galway City, in Ballybrit on Bothar na Dtreabh. Expect delays in the area before and after the races.

ROSCOMMON: The Castlerea Rose Festival takes place until Sunday (2nd Aug). A number of events will take place over the course of the festival and delays are likely around the town.

CAVAN: Due to the Festival of Erne taking place until Monday (3rd Aug), closures will be in place on Upr Bridge St, the Diamond and Butler St in Belturbet at various times until Mon 3rd Aug; Today (31st) from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, on Sunday (2nd) from 5pm to 8pm and Monday (3rd) from 7.30pm to 11pm.

OFFALY: The Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place until Friday 7th August. Events will take place over the course of the week and delays are likely; especially on Sunday 2nd August for Vintage Sunday. 

OFFALY: Castlepalooza takes place at Charleville Castle, Tullamore until Sunday (2nd). Travel is easy to and from Tullamore with road access on the M6 motorway and regular buses & trains leaving from Dublin, Galway, Cork & Limerick.

DONEGAL: The Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival takes place until Sunday (2nd). Extra traffic can be expected around the town throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend.

MEATH: Le Chéile Arts and Music Festival takes place in Oldcastle until Mon 3rd Aug.  Events takes place throughout the weekend and delays are likely on the Virginia/ Castlepollard Rd (R195) and on the Ballinagh/ Athboy Rd (R154) through Oldcastle as a result.

CLARE: The Scariff Harbour Festival takes place until Sunday (2nd Aug). To facilitate the event, Connaught Rd will be closed between the Fire Station and Fairgreen on Sat 1st Aug and Sun 2nd Aug from 9am to midnight each day. Traffic restrictions will also be in place on Main St on Sun 2nd Aug between these times.

MAYO: Siamsa Sráide takes place in Swinford until Wed 5th Aug. Events will take place throughout the town over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend and the following road closure will be in place: Market St will close on Mon 3rd Aug from 2pm to 5:30pm and then from 9:30pm on Monday, Market St and Main St will close until 2am on Thurs 6th Aug. Delays are likely in Swinford and in the vicinity of the town throughout the festival.

ANTRIM: The Belfast Pride Festival parade takes place in Belfast City Centre on Sat 1st Aug. The parade will be moving through the city centre from 12 noon. The parade will leave Queen’s Square, travel along High Street, Bridge Street, Waring Street, Donegall Street, Royal Avenue, Donegall Place, Donegall Square North, Donegall Square East, Donegall Square South, Howard Street, Upper Queen Street, Queen Street, Castle Street, Castle Place, move along High Street again before returning to Queen’s Square for dispersal at approx. 1:30pm. There will be rolling road closures in place along the route so bear this in mind if in the area. A large crowd is also expected and this will add to delays.

DONEGAL: The Manorcunningham Country Music Event takes place on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd August. On Sat, Main St will be closed from 3pm to 11pm on Sat and Sun. Alternative routes will be signposted.

TYRONE: A band parade will take place in Donemana on Sat 1st August. It will begin at 8pm at Church View and go through Berryhill Rd, Longland Rd, Allan Park, Longland Rd, Berryhill Rd and is due to finish at Church View at approx. 11pm. HGV's are advised to use an alternative route.

LIMERICK: Due to the National Hillclimb and Sprint Championships taking place on Sat 1st Aug and Sun 2nd Aug at Effin, Kilmallock, there will be local road closures in place around Leagane, Tobernea and Newpark from 8:30am to 6pm each day.


CORK: Lane restrictions will be in place for outbound traffic on the Bishopstown Rd just west of the High St Centre from Sat 1st to Fri 14th August to facilitate works.

CORK: Works are continuing on Main St, Buttevant on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd as part of ongoing works in place until approx. September. Delays can be expected, particularly during rush hour. To avoid long delays due to an increase in traffic over the Bank Holiday weekend, southbound can divert at Lisballyhea while northbound traffic can divert at Newtwopothouse.

LIMERICK: Works continue on the N21 Limerick/ Tralee Rd, just west of Newcastle West, between Garryduff Cross and the Killarney Pole until December. These works have been causing delays, particularly during rush hour traffic so bear this in mind if on your route. 

WICKLOW: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and a stop/ go system will be in place on the Dublin Rd in Arklow between the Sea Rd jct and J20 Arklow North on the M11 until approx. Fri 14th Aug. The works are in place Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm each day. Expect some delays.

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Wexford/ Rosslare Rd (R730) near Drinagh R/A until Fri 7th Aug for works. Expect delays.

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

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

MAYO: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and traffic lights will also be in place on the Castlebar/ Newport Rd (R311) until approx. Fri 14th Aug daily from 8am to 6pm.

ROSCOMMON: The Boyle/ Castlerea Rd (R361) will be closed between Killerdoo and Breedoge Bridge near Carrowcrin until Fri 7th Aug. Diversions are in place.

LIMERICK: A rolling stop/ go system will be in place on the Old N7 (R445) between Limerick and Castleconnell from 8am to 7pm each day until Fri 7th Aug for works. Expect delays.

CORK: Abbey View in Buttevant will close for works between its jcts with Main St and New St until 7:30pm on Fri 11th Sept. Diversions will be signposted. Expect delays.

CORK: The Fivemilebridge/ Ballinhassig Rd (R613) onto the N71 Cork/ Clonakilty Rd will be closed at Ballinhassig until 8pm on Mon 3rd Aug. Diversions will be in place via Halfway.

LAOIS: Traffic will be reduced to one lane for works on the N80 Stradbally Rd, Portlaoise between the SCR and Block Rd jcts until Sept. A stop/ go system will be in place so expect some delays.

LOUTH: Chapel St in Dundalk will be closed on Mon 3rd and Tues 4th Aug from Chapel St /Roden Pl jct to Market St jct. This is to facilitate works.

MEATH: The local Lougher Rd in Gilltown will be closed until Fri 14th Aug to facilitate works on Gilltown Bridge.

MEATH: Newbridge on the Kentstown Rd in Navan is closed until Fri 21st Aug to facilitate works. Use an alternative route.

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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