• Traffic Arrangements for Connacht Final


    Traffic Arrangements for Connacht Final

    • Jun 14,2019

    An Garda Síochana will implement a local area Traffic Management Plan in the Salthill area and this will result in a number of access roads in the residential areas adjacent to Pearse Stadium being closed. It is important to note that only residents with Car Pass Permits and those with Official Car Park Passes will be allowed access to those Residential areas.

    There are ample Car Parks in Galway City and Salthill and we encourage patrons to use these car parks and walk or take public transport to/from Salthill. The 401 Bus from Eyre Square to Salthill will operate every 20 minutes throughout the day. There will be extra service to and from Salthill as it serves a location less than 10 minutes’ walk from Pearse Stadium.  Only buses that depart Salthill at or before 18:00 will guarantee connection with the 19:25 train to Oranmore, Athenry, Attymon, Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Roscommon and Castlerea.  Normal Bus Eireann city service fares will apply on the route.  Outside of 13:00 to 19:00, the normal scheduled route will operate on 401. 

    Garda Traffic Cordon

    Pearse Stadium  will open to patrons at 12 pm and a Garda Traffic Cordon will be in place restricting vehicular access to residents and permit holders only from 12 pm until 7.00pm. Barriers will be in place on either end of Dr. Mannix Road, at Rockbarton Road, at Dalysfort Road, and on Rosary Lane. There will be no through traffic on any of these routes between the times indicated.  All Supporters are urged to arrive early, to park in the designated Car Parks and to park legally and responsibly, at all times. Designated Car Parks will be signposted.

    Recommended Traffic Access Route 

    It is expected that the majority of both visiting supporters will approach the city via the M6 and it is recommended that they continue on M6/N6 route across Quincentenary Bridge and continue along Bishop O’Donnell Road. Progress through the city (unless intending to park and walk/bus to Salthill) is not recommended as the pedestrian crossing at Spanish Arch will be particularly busy on Sunday as will the retail parks and supermarkets on city part of Headford Road.