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

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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

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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

All you need to know about Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire 2019

Ironman 70.3 returns to Dún Laoghaire on Sunday 25th August. The course will take in parts of south Dublin and north Wicklow, bringing road closures and traffic diversions to affected areas. ROUTE A 1.9km swim will kick off the day, and take place early Sunday morning in Scotsman’s Bay, Dún Laoghaire. Swimmers will exit the… Continue reading All you need to know about Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire 2019

Galway Races 2019: what do I need to know?

From Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th of August, one of the biggest events of the racing calendar, The Galway Races Summer Festival, takes over Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway. GATES OPEN 2:30pm, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am, Thursday (Ladies Day) 2:30pm, Friday 11:30am, Saturday and Sunday. RACE TIMES On Monday, the first race is at… Continue reading Galway Races 2019: what do I need to know?

The Best St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Parades in Ireland

We’ve put together information on 120 of the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day parades that will be taking place across the country on the weekend of March 17th. Before you set out to join your local celebration – or make alternative travel plans for the big day – make sure to check below for… Continue reading The Best St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Parades in Ireland

The Pope in Ireland: what do I need to know? [VIDEO]

Information compiled by Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Chris Jones This blog contains up to date information on public transport restrictions, road closures and diversions. For the latest traffic information throughout the 25th and 26th of August visit the AA Roadwatch Newsroom by clicking the button below. [button href=”https://www.theaa.ie/roadwatch/newsroom/” align=”centre”]AA Roadwatch Newsroom[/button] Pope Francis will arrive… Continue reading The Pope in Ireland: what do I need to know? [VIDEO]

What to expect at the Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show takes place this year from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August.  You’ll horse through our short guide in no time! Opening times The official public opening time is 9am. The Main Hall entrance will be open from that time each day. The public can enter the showgrounds via the RDS Concert… Continue reading What to expect at the Dublin Horse Show