From flatbed trucks to classic cars: the vehicles you need at every St. Patrick’s Day parade

In a normal year, we’d be bringing you hundreds of road closures relating to parades around the country. Instead, Esther O’Moore Donohoe reflects fondly on the engine-run stars of every local St. Patrick’s Day parade. Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. ‘Tis a day to celebrate all things Irish – like shamrocks, forty shades of green and… Continue reading From flatbed trucks to classic cars: the vehicles you need at every St. Patrick’s Day parade

Surf’s up! Swap your keyboard for your surfboard at great spots around Ireland

The summer is now in full swing and it’s time to put your ‘work from home’ keyboard aside, pop on your wet suit and swap surfing the web for real life waves. Ireland mightn’t have year-round sunshine but we do have plenty of great spots to surf. With AA Membership, you can access Ireland’s best… Continue reading Surf’s up! Swap your keyboard for your surfboard at great spots around Ireland

Exploring the limits of Phase 2 – Roadwatchers share their most anticipated journeys

Throughout lockdown, our ace team of traffic and travel investigators have been WFH, researching, broadcasting and watching the roads. Some Roadwatchers headed back to their home counties before the lockdown and are still working remotely from there. Now that we’ve entered Phase 2 of the roadmap for reopening the country, we wanted to find out… Continue reading Exploring the limits of Phase 2 – Roadwatchers share their most anticipated journeys

Metering, jack-knifed and rolling: traffic terminology explained

Colin Kinner (CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia)

 Image: Colin Kinner (CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia)   Esther O’Moore Donohoe explains some of the more unusual terms used in our traffic reports… In AA Roadwatch, we’ve devoted years of our lives to gaining The Knowledge. The Knowledge includes motorway junction numbers (J16 on the M50? Cherrywood of course). We are also able to… Continue reading Metering, jack-knifed and rolling: traffic terminology explained

Everything You Wanted To Know About Stopping Distances But Were Afraid To Ask

The distance it takes to stop a vehicle depends on a number of factors. AA Roadwatch’s Esther O’Moore Donohoe explains… You’ve probably heard us say ‘make sure you increase your braking distance’ in our Roadwatch traffic reports whenever there are slippery road conditions. If you’re the type of person who has said to yourself ‘by… Continue reading Everything You Wanted To Know About Stopping Distances But Were Afraid To Ask

How to stay safe at Halloween

Do you know what a tracker mortgage is mate?

Follow our Halloween safety tips BOO-low and it will be all fright on the night. Mwah-ha-ha! COSTUMES CATCHING FIRE – Make sure your costume (whether adult or child) is made of flame-resistant material. You should also try to wear a layer of clothes under your costume so that there is a barrier between it and… Continue reading How to stay safe at Halloween

Dublin Marathon 2019 Route & Traffic Diversions

The annual Dublin Marathon will take place on Sunday 27th October around Dublin City. Over 20,000 runners from 50 different countries will take part, leaving Merrion Square at 9am. We have all the details you need to know regarding road closures and restrictions in place throughout the weekend. Don’t forget, there is always live traffic… Continue reading Dublin Marathon 2019 Route & Traffic Diversions

National Ploughing Championships 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide

DCIM100MEDIA

The 88th National Ploughing Championships takes place this year in Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September, 2019. The Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Over 240,000 patrons attended last year’s event. Due to the large numbers expected, traffic delays are inevitable. It is therefore essential… Continue reading National Ploughing Championships 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide

Electric Picnic 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide

Photo credit: Conal McSweeney

The last big music festival of the year, Electric Picnic, takes place in Stradbally, County Laois from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September. Main stage acts for this year include Hozier, Florence and the Machine, The Strokes and The 1975. Here at Roadwatch, not only do we know the junction numbers of all the… Continue reading Electric Picnic 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide