Routes for Access to Race Course
Galway racing festival 2012
To access Avenue Entrance - ‘BLUE ROUTE’
Follow BLUE ROUTE Entrance Signs
N6 traffic - (Old Dublin Road) and N18 traffic (Limerick, Ennis, Gort Road)
Blue Route starts at Carrowmoneash Roundabout (Maldon Hotel) Oranmore
Taking 3rd Exit at Roundabout (Maldon Hotel) Via Carnmore Cross to Avenue Entrance
Motorway Traffic M6
Take Exit 19 (left) and take 3rd exit on 1st Roundabout then 2nd exit next Roundabout (follow Blue Avenue entrance signs)
At Carnmore Cross turn Left at Traffic Lights (Traffic from R339 (Monivea Road) joins the Blue Route here)
Traffic Lights at Briarhill Junction - Turn Right
Left at Avenue Entrance
Traffic on N17 (Tuam / Sligo Road) anyone wishing to use the Avenue Entrance- turn up the hill at Killeen Cross and join the Blue Route entrance at the Avenue.
This is NO Access to the Avenue (BLUE Entrance) from N6 Eastbound (Dublin road) during Road Closed Times. (Access only off N17 during this time).
To access Tunnel Entrance - ‘RED ROUTE’
Follow RED ROUTE Entrance Signs
Traffic N6 - (OLD Dublin Road) and N18 - ( Limerick / Ennis / Gort Road)
Red Route starts at Carrowmoneash Roundabout (Maldon Hotel) Oranmore
Take 2nd Exit and continue along the old N6 to Martin Roundabout (Galway Clinic).
Take 2nd exit at Martin Roundabout (Galway Clinic)
Take 1st Exit at Coolough Roundabout at M6 (end of Motorway)
At the Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel ) there will be NO Right Turn to Monivea Road or Avenue entrance. All traffic will be directed to Tunnel entrance and Galway City direction.
- Race Traffic remain in Right Lane after Traffic Lights Lynch Junction
- City Traffic remain in Left Lane after Traffic Lights Lynch Junction
M6 Motorway Traffic
Race Traffic should continue on M6 to Coolough Roundabout (end of motorway), and get in Right lane.
Galway City Traffic should continue on M6 to Coolough Roundabout, at end of motorway and remain in Left lane.
All Traffic – Straight ahead at Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel)
All Tunnel entrance Red Route Traffic merges here and proceeds as follows:
Race Traffic Cross N6 to enter tunnel ( Garda Control ) in Right lane
City Traffic straight to City in Left lane
NO Access from N17 Tuam Road
Green Entrance - ‘GREEN ROUTE’
Traffic on N17 ( Tuam / Sligo Road)
The Green Entrance accesses the Race Course via the hill at Two Mile Ditch near Kenny Motors.
No access from N6, M6, N18 or R339 roads
Traffic from the N84 Headford Road joins the N17 Tuam / Sligo Road and access the Race Course along the Blue Route via the hill at Two Mile Ditch near Kenny Motors or alternatively at the Green entrance at Two Mile Ditch.
Galway City and West (Connemara)
Traffic from Galway City and Connemara can access any of the Entrances by
- Tunnel Entrance Proceed east along Dual Carriageway Bothar na dTreabh on N6, Stay in Left Lane to Tunnel Entrance ( Garda Control).
- Avenue Entrance There is NO ACCESS from Bothar na dTreabh eastbound onto the Avenue Entrance at the times shown below. Access from Galway City & Connemara to the Avenue Entrance will be from the Tuam Road ONLY.
From the Traffic Lights at Font Junction (Flemmings) proceed onto the Tuam / Sligo Road (N17). Turn Right at Killeen Cross.
- Green Entrance From Tuam Road ONLY. From the Traffic Lights at Font Junction (Flemmings) proceed onto the Tuam / Sligo Road (N17). Turn Right at Two Mile Ditch.
Important Notice - Temporary Road Closure
There is NO ACCESS to the Avenue Entrance (Blue route) via Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel) during Road Closed Times listed below.
There is NO ACCESS to the Monivea Road Eastbound via Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel) during Road Closed Times listed below.
Traffic for Monivea and Airport will be directed onto the M6 and can exit at Exit 19 (Glenascaul) and proceed to Carnmore Cross.
- All Traffic from City reaching Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel) will be directed towards the Coolough roundabout (entrance to M6).
- All Traffic reaching Traffic Lights Lynch Junction (Western Motors / Clayton Hotel) will be directed towards the City from all other routes.
ROAD CLOSURE TIMES
Monday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Thursday 11.30am to 3.30pm
Friday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Times may have to be varied in the event of major traffic delays
Galway Races Taxi Route From City
The Designated Taxi Entrance is along the
N17 to ( Two Mile Ditch ) Kenny Motors
Turn Right Up the Hill at the Tuam Road Entrance Green Route
A Taxi Only lane is located at the top of the Hill allowing Taxi’s to proceed to The “B” Entrance. Taxi’s then exit back along designated taxi route to the Tuam Road N17 at Kenny Motors
Back to city Via N17