'Ploughing 2019': Traffic plan


Everything you need to know!

'Ploughing 2019': Traffic plan

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Everything you need to know!

Those travelling to the National Ploughing Championships have been urged to be prepared and plan ahead to make their journey as stress-free as possible.

The following traffic management plan has been published;

Blue Route - Traffic travelling from Cork/Munster area

  • Traffic travelling northbound on the M8 will exit at Junction 4, Urlingford.

  • Traffic will then proceed to Johnstown and Durrow via the R639.

  • At Durrow, traffic will proceed towards Ballyragget via the N77 and continue on the N77 to the Kilkenny.

  • Traffic will travel on the Kilkenny ring road to the Hebron Road roundabout turning left onto the N10, direction M9 Dublin/Carlow.

  • Traffic will keep left at the fork and join the M9 at Junction 8, signposted M9/Dublin/Carlow.

  • Continue on M9 and exit at Junction 6, Powerstown and continue on R448 (Old Kilkenny Road) towards Carlow.

  • Turn right at Milford Cross to Ballyloo Crossroads and continue onto Graiguenaspiddogue Cross.

  • At Graiguenaspiddogue Cross turn right on the N80 and Blue Car Park entrance will be on the right.
  • Parking: Patrons on the Blue Route will be directed to the designated Blue Car Park on the right-hand side. Traffic will also be directed to turn right at Fighting Cocks towards Nurney to the designated Blue Car Park where patrons will be parking on the left. Return Journey: Patrons on Blue Route will return on Blue Route staying on N80 to Junction 5, M9 South (Kilkenny).

Yellow Route – Traffic travelling from Waterford

  • Traffic travelling northbound on the M9 from Waterford will exit at Junction 9, Danesfort. Traffic will then proceed towards Bennettsbridge.
  • Traffic will proceed through Bennettsbridge and onto the Gowran Road.
  • Traffic will be diverted right in Gowran and travel towards Goresbridge via the R702.

  • Traffic will continue through Goresbridge to Borris and turn left at Kavanagh’s Public House onto the Fenagh Road.

  • Traffic will continue to Fenagh and will be directed through the village of Fenagh to Lumcloon and onto the event site. Parking: Patrons on the Yellow Route will be directed to the designated Yellow Car Park on the right-hand side.
  • Return j ourney: Patrons on Yellow Route will return on Yellow Route to Gowran, turning right and continuing to Paulstown following signage to Junction 7, M9 towards Waterford.

Brown Route Brown Route – Traffic travelling from Limerick

  • Traffic travelling northbound on the M7 will exit at Junction 21, Borris-In-Ossory.

  • Traffic will then proceed to Ballacolla via the R434.

  • Traffic will turn left at traffic lights in Ballacolla and travel towards Abbeyleix via the R433.

  • Traffic will turn left off the R433 in Abbeyleix and continue towards the traffic lights.

  • Traffic will then turn right onto the Carlow Road, R430 and proceed towards The Swan.

  • Traffic will travel through The Swan towards Newtown Cross.

  • At Newtown Cross, traffic will turn left and take an immediate right at Flemings Public House, signposted Carlow.

  • At Molloys Cross, Tolerton, traffic will turn right onto the R431, signposted Castlecomer.

  • Continue on the Castlecomer Road before taking a left onto the L3896, signposted Rossmore.

  • Traffic will travel through Ballinabranagh towards Milford.

  • At the T-Junction at Milford Lough, traffic will turn right, signposted Leighlinbridge and continue straight to the T-Junction with the R448, the old Carlow/Kilkenny Road, opposite The Arbouretum Garden Centre.
  • Traffic will then turn left towards Leighlinbridge and then turn right at the R705, signposted Leighlinbridge.

  • Traffic will continue into Leighlinbridge before turning left onto the Tullow Road at The Lord Bagenal Hotel.
  • Traffic will continue on the Tullow Road towards the Harrow Cross and onwards towards Nurney.

  • Traffic will continue through Nurney Village and will be directed towards the event site.

  • Parking: Patrons on the Brown Route will be directed to the designated Brown Car Park on the right-hand side.

Purple Route – Traffic travelling from Dublin/Northern Route

  • Traffic travelling from Dublin/M50 will travel on the M7, Naas, exiting onto the M9 at Junction 11, signposted Waterford/Kilkenny/Kilcullen.

  • Traffic will continue on the M9 and exit at Junction 4, Prumplestown, signposted Carlow/Castledermot.

  • Traffic will enter the roundabout and take the third exit and continue towards Carlow on the R448.

  • Traffic will continue on the R448 to the roundabout at MSD and take the first exit, signposted Hacketstown/Tullow.

  • Traffic will continue to the T-Junction with the Hacketstown Road and turn left travelling to Bennekerry Cross and turning right.
  • Traffic will continue to next T-Junction at Kernanstown and turn right to Sion Cross.
  • At Sion Cross, traffic will turn left, signposted Rathoe.

  • Traffic will continue to Kellistown Cross turning right, signposted Fighting Cocks and will be directed towards the event site. Parking: Patrons on the Purple Route will be directed to the designated Purple Car Park on the right-hand side.
  • Return Journey: Patrons on Purple Route will return on Purple Route to Staplestown where they will be diverted left to Kilmeany and onto M9.

Green Route – Traffic travelling from Galway/West

  • Traffic travelling from the West will exit M6 at Junction 5 and travel the N52 to Tullamore.

  • Traffic will travel on the N52 to the Clonminch roundabout taking the first exit onto the N80, signposted Portlaoise/Mountmellick.
  • Traffic will travel through Mountmellick towards Emo on the R422.

  • Traffic will continue through Emo to New Inn Cross roundabout at Finline Furniture and turn left onto the R445, signposted Vicarstown.

  • Traffic will continue past The Gandon Inn and take the second exit off the roundabout, following the signs for Vicarstown R422.

  • Traffic will continue to Vicarstown, taking caution over the bridge, and continue along the R427 to the Cloney Crossroads T-Junction with the R417.

  • Traffic will then turn right and travel towards Kilberry as far as Bert Cross.

  • At Bert Cross, traffic will turn left onto the L8067 and continue to Russlestown Cross.

  • Traffic will turn right at Russlestown Cross towards Athy.

  • At the roundabout in Athy, take the first exit, signposted Ballitore N78.

  • Traffic will travel towards Ballitore/Timolin and turn right onto the Castledermot Road, R448.

  • Traffic will continue through Castledermot and turn left at O’Neill’s Public House for Tullow.
  • Traffic will continue through Killerrig Cross to Bohernabeakey T-Junction, turning right for Grangeford.

  • At Grangeford T-Junction, traffic will turn right and then left and travel to Rathoe.

  • Traffic will travel through Rathoe and will continue towards Carlow Precast turning right onto the N80 and will be directed towards the event site.

  • Parking: Patrons on the Green Route will be directed to the designated Green Car Park on the left-hand side. Overflow traffic on this route will be parking on the right-hand side of the N80.

Grey Route – Traffic travelling from Wexford

  • Traffic travelling from Wexford will travel on the N80 towards Bunclody.

  • Traffic will enter Bunclody and continue straight through Bunclody towards Carlow.

  • Traffic will continue through Ballon on the N80 and continue past Ballykealey House on the left.

  • Traffic will be directed towards the event site.

  • Parking: Patrons on the Grey Route will be directed to the designated Grey Car Park on the left-hand side.

Orange Route –Wicklow Traffic

  • Traffic travelling on the N81 from the Blessington direction will continue to Baltinglass.

  • Traffic will travel through Baltinglass to Rathvilly and continue on the N81 to Tullow.

  • Traffic will travel through Tullow and over the bridge to Closh Cross on the N81.

  • Traffic will turn right at Closh Cross onto the N80 and will continue through Ballon past Ballykealey House on the left.

  • Traffic will be directed towards the event site.

  • Parking: Patrons on the Orange Route will be directed to the designated Grey Car Park on the left-hand side.

Note:

  • All relevant junction and car park entrances/exits will have appropriate signage and will be controlled by Garda personnel, according to organisers.

  • The N80 is closed to vehicular traffic - patrons must follow a designated route to gain access to the event site.

  • Motorway junction 5, M9 exit ramps are closed to all motorists for the duration of the National Ploughing Championships.

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