Traffic & Travel Info for Royal Visit to Cashel and Fethard

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Garda Information relating to Co. Tipperary for the Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II on 20 May 2011.  Stay tunned to Tipp Mid West Radio for travel updates during the Royal visit.

Traffic Flow Restrictions M8 Motorway 16/05/2011 – 20/05/2011

From 12 noon on 16 May 2011 there will be traffic flow restrictions on the M8 motorway for a distance of 10 km from the Northern side of Junction 7 to the Southern side of Junction 9. The speed limit will be reduced to  100kmph  by means of advisory traffic signs. All traffic will be reduced to one lane which will travel on the outside lane of the carriageways both northbound and southbound.

Appropriate VMS (Vehicle Message Signs) will be put in place on the northbound lane at Junction 10 Cahir (approx 5 km south of Cashel) and at the 2 km sign for Cashel.  VMS signs will also be placed on the southbound lanes at Junction 6, Horse and Jockey,  5 km north of Cashel and at the 2 km sign for Cashel. 

Road Closures 

M8 Motorway

On Thursday the 19th May 2011 at 6pm the only access to Cashel will be from Junction 9.  All junctions will re-open early in the afternoon of Friday 20th May 2011.  All entry and exit points to Cashel at interchange 7, 8 and 9 remain open to all vehicular traffic until Thursday 19th May 2011. 

Cashel Town: 6pm Thursday 19th May 2011 to 12 midday Friday 20th May 2011

On Thursday 19 May 2011, at 6pm no traffic will be allowed to proceed through the outer cordon at Cashel, an average distance of 7 km around Cashel.

Access through the cordon will only be allowed to persons who hold a valid pass.  The inner cordon at Cashel will be closed completely and no access will be allowed.

Diversionary signs will be placed at all junctions and outer-cordon points will be manned by Garda personnel to assist the public.

Fethard Town: 6pm Thursday 19th May to 2pm Friday 20th May 2011

On Thursday 19th May 2011 at 6pm the outer cordon restrictions will be put in place in Fethard which will allow for normal business to continue in Fethard. 

A similar cordon will exist in Killenaule allowing normal business to continue in Killenaule also.  Local roads will be diverted accordingly.

Junctions will be manned by Garda Personnel from 6pm on Thursday and diversionary signs will be in place. 

Local traffic will be allowed to pass through with restrictions.