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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 31/07/2015 18:15



CLARE: There is a fuel spill on the M18 Limerick/Galway Rd at J10 Newmarket on Fergus. Emergency services remain at the scene. Care is advised on approach

KILDARE: The crash on the N7/ M7 Dublin /Limerick Rd southbound at J7 Kill has been completely cleared while the second crash near J10 Naas South remains in the hard shoulder. It's still very heavy along this route from J6 Castlewarden past J10. 

DONEGAL: Traffic is slow around Letterkenny Town this evening due to a crash on the N14 Derry Rd at Port Bridge. 

LEITRIM: It remains very busy this evening for traffic heading east into Carrick-on-Shannon on the N4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd due to sheer volume. Gardaí are asking motorists to take another route where possible. 
GALWAY:Long delays remain on the N18 Galway/Limerick Rd southbound between Oranmore and Clarinbridge.

LIMERICK: There are delays southbound on the N21 Limerick/Tralee approaching Newcastle West.

LIMERICK: The Kilmallock/ Bruff Rd (R152) at Uregare Cross remains closed until further following an earlier incident. Emergency services are at the scene. 

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


CORK:  In Cork City Centre; Washington St, Grand Parade and Patrick St are all slow both ways. The Wilton Rd is moving better outbound from the Carrigrohane Rd out to CUH. It's easing as well on the N40 South Ring Rd eastbound between J9 Bloomfield and the Dunkettle Interchange. 

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: It’s busy leaving Waterford City on the Dunmore Rd approaching the Ardkeen R/A. It's also still slow inbound from the People's Park through to Lombard St and onto the Mall. 

LIMERICK: Traffic remains busy on all approaches to the Parkway R/A this evening. Ennis Rd is also slow onto the Sarsfield Bridge and through to William St. Roads are wet this afternoon around the city. Motorists are advised to increase their breaking distance.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the Dublin Rd near the Annacotty R/A until 7pm for works.

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 remains busy this evening. Mechant's Rd is busy inbound towards Eyre Square. Bohermore is busy onto the Tuam Rd through to Bothar na dTreabh. The Sean Mulvoy Rd is also busy approaching Cemetery Cross  through to Moneenageisha Rd and onto the Dublin Rd.

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). Today, the first race is at 5:10pm and the last race is at 8:30pm. 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). The site opens at 1pm and closes on Mon 3rd at 3pm. 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, Thurs 6th Aug. Delays are likely in Swinford and in the vicinity of the town throughout the festival.

WEXFORD: The Annual Patron (Blessing of the Graves) takes place at Calvary Cemetery, Ryland Rd today. The cemetery is located on the Enniscorthy side of Bunclody on the N80 Carlow/ Enniscorthy Rd. Due to large numbers attending  the event, motorists are advised to expect delays in the area from approx. 7pm. Gardai advising to avoid the area if possible.


CORK: The Clonakilty/ Dunmanway Rd (R599) is closed from Ballyvackey to Keohanes Cross until 6pm this evening.

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.

CAVAN: A rolling stop/ go system will be in place on the N3 Cavan/ Dublin Rd between Cavan and Whitegate until later today for works.

CLARE: A section of the Drumcliffe Rd in Ennis will be closed near Drehidnagower Bridge today. Diversion will be in place.

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.

CAVAN: The N55 Cavan Bypass is closed between the Dublin Rd R/A and the Moynehall R/A until 10pm for works. Expect delays through Cavan Town itself as a result, particularly during rush hour.

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.

TIPPERARY: Works are taking place on the Birdhill/ Nenagh Rd (R445) at various locations until 8pm.

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.

LIMERICK: Bloodmill Rd is closed between Garryglass R/A and the entrance to the Glendale and Carn na Ree estates until 5pm for works. Diversions are in place via Ballysimon Rd and Childers Rd.

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.

KILKENNY: The Kilkenny/ Thomastown Rd (R697) will close for works near the Tipperary border at Birchwood, Tullahought until 3pm. Diversions will be signposted.

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 today, 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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