By Elaine O’Sullivan
The Dublin Horse Show continues at the RDS Arena over the weekend. Large crowds are expected to attend; particularly on Friday afternoon for the FEI Nations Cup (Aga Khan). Doors at the RDS Concert Hall entrance open at 7am and the Main Hall entrance opens at 9am. Simmonscourt Rd will be closed from 7am until 8pm daily until Sunday. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount; however, the heaviest traffic is likely on Merrion Rd and Anglesea Rd.
Puck Fair celebrates its 400th birthday this year in Killorglin, Co. Kerry this weekend and closures will be in place on Market St, on Bridge St Upr & Lwr and at The Square. Delays are likely on all approaches to Killorglin; particularly on the N70 Tralee Rd and on the N72 Killarney Rd.
Up to 60,000 agricultural enthusiasts will descend upon Butterfield Estate in Blueball for the Tullamore Show taking place this Sunday from 9am until late evening. Free parking is provided adjacent to the showgrounds and motorists will be directed along 4 dedicated routes to each of the car parks. A one-way system will operate around the showgrounds at peak times in the morning and evening and those not attending the event should note a section of the N52 Tullamore/Birr Rd will be closed from Mucklagh to Blueball from 7am to 8pm.
Finally all eyes will be on Croke Park on Sunday as the Minor Hurling and Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals take place. At 1:30pm, Kilkenny will play Waterford in the minor semi final and at 3:30pm, Dublin will play Cork in the senior semi final. The usual match day restrictions will be in place around the stadium from 11:30am and delays are expected; particularly on the M9 and M7 as supporters make their way from Waterford, Cork and Kilkenny.
All in all, a busy weekend ahead of us and you can keep up to date with the latest traffic news on www.aaroadwatch.ie; or follow @aaroadwatch on Twitter.