19 Aug 2022

Road closures confirmed for Limerick's homecoming celebrations

Road closures confirmed for Limerick's homecoming celebrations

Megan O'Brien and Michaela Harty, Newcastle West at TUS Gaelic Grounds for the All-Ireland final | PICTURE: Keith Wiseman

MOTORISTS in Limerick city are being advised to expect significant disruption this Monday evening as rolling road closures and diversions will be in place to facilitate the homecoming of the three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions.

While the celebrations and entertainment will kick off at TUS Gaelic Grounds from 5pm, the victorious team will travel in an open-top bus from Colbert Station following their return from Dublin.

They are expected at the home of Limerick GAA at around 7pm and gardai say rolling road closures and restrictions will be in place across the city centre between 4pm and 10.30pm.

Sarsfield Bridge, Shelbourne Road, Lower Shelbourne Road and the Ennis Road from Henry Street to Ivan’s Cross will have rolling road closures with traffic being diverted to the Northern Ring Road, Clonmacken, Shannon Bridge & Thomond Bridge.

Rolling road closures and diversions can also be expected at Parnell Street, Davis Street, Upper Mallow Street, Mallow Street, Pery Square, Henry Street, Sarsfield Street and Sarsfield Bridge.

Traffic lights will be switched out at some junctions for short periods this evening to allow gardai direct traffic, if necessary.

Limerick City and County Council says residential and business access will be maintained where possible and public bus routes will also be allowed to run - subject to garda discretion.

Motorists are being warned, vehicles which are parked illegally or which are causing an obstruction will be towed away.

Supporters are being advised not to attend TUS Gaelic Grounds unless they have a ticket which are available online.

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