Traffic management plan in Killaloe ahead of Anthony Foley's funeral

David Hurley


David Hurley


Traffic management plan in Killaloe ahead of Anthony Foley's funeral

The remains of Anthony Foley passing Thomond Park on Wednesday night - Picture: Adrian Butler

GARDAI are advising that a major traffic plan will be in place in Killaloe today as the remains of rugby legend, Anthony Foley, lie in repose at St Flannan’s church.

Huge crowds turned out in Limerick and Killaloe last evening as the body of the Munster head coach arrived home from Paris where he died suddenly at the weekend.

A one way system will be in place around Killaloe along the R463 from its junction with Killaloe Bridge to Abbey Street, Covent Hill; right onto Crossroads, Thomas Street, Chapel Street; left onto New Street and back onto the main Scariff road (R463).

To enable the one way system a number of functions will be closed to traffic while the Green  and square area will be free of all traffic today and tomorrow.  

Gardai are also warning that funeral traffic coming from the Birdhill Road/M7 direction today and tomorrow will not be permitted to proceed over Killaloe bridge with three park and ride locations along the Birdhill to Ballina Road.

Buses will bring persons to Ballina from where they will cross the bridge and make their way to St Flannan’s Church.

Only non-funeral local traffic will be permitted to cross the bridge.

The remains of the 42-year-old will lie in repose from 1pm until 8.30pm today with his Funeral Mass taking place at 12 midday on Friday.