Re: Road Traffic Notice of Positive Traffic Control By An Garda Síochana on Saturday 25th March 2023



Traffic Management by members of An Garda Síochanna will be implemented by way of  rolling road closures/diversions from 16.00 hours on Saturday 25th. March 2023 onwards subject to traffic flows at the following locations;


·         Clonmacken Roundabout/Clonmacken Road – Road Closure

  • Ennis Rd. at its junction with Ivan’s/Caherdavin Cross – traffic will be diverted to Northern Ring Road and towards Clonmacken outbound
  • Salesian’s School/North Circular Road junction/ Lower Shelbourne Road – Road Closure
  • Shelbourne Road/North Circular Road at Clanmaurice Avenue – Road Closure
  • Shelbourne Pk./Shelbourne Road – Road Closure
  • Shelbourne Rd./Mayorstone Drive – Road Closure .
  • Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Avenue – Road Closure.
  • Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper (Both Avenues)– Road Closure.
  • Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper & T.U.S Roundabout (Merval Pk.) – Road Closure.
  • Union Cross – Closed to traffic outbound on Ennis Road
  • Sarsfield Bridge
  • Island Road/Athlunkard Street
  • Lock Quay /Sráid Ó Cinneide
  • Other Traffic Junction as Required to keep traffic Moving Inbound & Outbound


These traffic control operations are necessary to enable :


The United Rugby championship: Munster versus Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park, Cratloe Road, Limerick City on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 17:15 (5:15pm)


The Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi Final: Limerick versus Tipperary at the T.U.S. Gaelic Grounds, Ennis Road, Limerick City on Saturday, 25th. of March 2023 at 19:30 (7:30pm)


Emergency service vehicle access will be available at all times


Local traffic diversions will operate


Residential and business access/egress will be maintained


To maximise everyone’s enjoyment of the day Garda advice to patrons is to arrive in plenty of time to park up cars legally, i.e. not causing obstructionnot parking on green areas or at locations where parking is prohibitedCars illegally parked will be ticketed and those causing obstruction are likely to be towed away by Gardai. Patrons are advised to strongly consider parking in the nearby city centre car parks and walk out to Thomond Park and the Gaelic Grounds as this will save them considerable time in their journeys home after the game.


If you are driving to the match the Gardaí would appeal to patrons to keep to the speed limits, never “Drink & Drive”, “Text & Drive” or “Phone & Drive”




Match patrons are again advised to travel early for these fixtures and park up legally, using City Centre Car Parks or on Street parking in Limerick City and walk out to the grounds.


The area around Thomond Park and T.U.S. Gaelic Grounds will remain clear of vehicles to allow for patrons who are on foot approaching the stadium.


Patrons parking in the Clonmacken/ Condell Road & Caherdavin areas are advised to do so legally and to expect delays in these areas and in general following the games.


Crime Prevention Advice


An Garda Síochána would like all patrons travelling to the games on Saturday to have a safe trip so here are a few tips for those travelling to the match


  • Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle and if you must, keep them out of view.  This should be done before you get to your destination. 
  • There are likely to be large crowds at the match so parents should exercise caution and be aware of their child’s whereabouts at all times. 


Patrons are also reminded that parking of cars on any green areas in the City, particularly in the Clonmacken and Caherdavin areas is NOT PERMITTED and there is Signage in these areas. Offending Drivers are liable to have their cars ticketed or towed.


Do not park illegally – your actions may have consequences for Emergency Vehicle Access or cause damage to the local amenity