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Traffic Management Plan for Rod Stewart Concert on the4/7/09

Plan to cater for Rod Stewart Concert at Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick City.


The following is the Traffic Management Plan to cater for Rod Stewart Concert at Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick City on Saturday evening 4th July 2009 – Gates opening at 17:30 and main performance at 20:00.


Bus travel for this event is recommended and where used their parking will be facilitated in so far as possible.

Where a private car is used, patrons attending are strongly advised to park in city centre car parks and avail of bus services from outside Dunnes Stores, Lower Henry Street (commencing 17:00) or avail of Shuttle Bus Service (commencing no later than 17:00) to/from the grounds from the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Dublin Road, & The Strand & Two Mile Inn Radisson Hotel(s) on the Ennis Road.


Further information available on www.thomondpark.ie and www.aikenpromotions.com .




1.         Thomond Bridge / Sarsfield Bridge and New Shannon Bridge will remain open to Two Way Traffic throughout the event.


2.         Traffic travelling out bound (N7) on Sexton Street North towards Old Cratloe Road and past the stadium or intending to turn right at Hassetts Cross northbound along Kileely Road (R464) will not be restricted but due to volume, delays can be expected from as early as 3pm. Similarly traffic travelling inbound on Ennis Rd. are liable to be diverted at Ivans, Caherdavin Cross @ it’s junction with Northern Ring Rd. where a diversion inbound to City Centre may apply. All traffic travelling inbound/outbound along (N18) can expect to experience delays also


3.         No general parking spaces are available within the grounds and vehicle access to the grounds (this includes access for vehicles with special needs) is limited by Pass Only issued by Stadium Management. Parking restrictions will be put in place at/near the Stadium. Vehicles found in breach are liable to be impounded.


4.         Pre concert road closures and diversions as set out below will come into effect at 3pm and will remain in place for as long as considered absolutely neccessary. Where road closures / diversions apply, only public services vehicles [including taxis / hackneys] buses / minibuses and specially adapted [disabled] vehicles and vehicles with Residents Passes will be allowed proceed beyond the road closures / diversions. Resident Passes are available at Mayorstone Garda Station.




Traffic travelling inbound along the Ennis Road and intending to turn left at Ivan’s for Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Avenue) and travelling North bound from Clonmacken Road intending to proceed towards Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Avenue) can expect delays and are subject to volume of patrons attending event liable to be diverted on Ennis Road at Ivan’s Shop, Caherdavin.


Similarly traffic travelling inbound (R464) from Parteen, Moyross, Long Pavement direction are liable to diverted left onto New Road, Thomondgate again subject to volume of patrons attending event.


Road Closures:


Road Closures will likely to apply between 3pm onwards at the following locations:


Ennis Road at its junction / entrance into Lansdowne Park.

Shelbourne Road Upper at its junction with Shelbourne Park.

Shelbourne Road Upper at it’s junction with Mayorstone Drive.

Kileely Rd (R464) at it’s junction with Ballynanty Road.

Knockalisheen Rd at it’s junction with Old Cratloe Road.

Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Avenue.

Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper.

Old Cratloe Road near its junction with Merval Drive.

Shannonvale/Hazeldene at it’s junction with the Ennis Road.

Corrib Drive at it’s Junction with Ennis Road.


The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on 4th July 2009 (if not using private bus/shuttle, other service) is to arrive early and avail of street/multi- storey parking in the city centre area. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Shuttle Bus Service departing from the Bus Eireann Bus Stop, Lower Henry Street to the stadium or any Taxi/PSV vehicle. Patrons heeding of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after event.


The Old Cratloe Road – Cratloe Road Roundabout to Hassett’s Cross and Shelbourne Road – Hassett’s Cross to Union Cross will be closed to all traffic (for approx 20 minutes / half an hour) on termination of the concert to permit the safe egress of patrons from the Stadium.



Garda Press Office