31 Jul 2013
Gardai wish to advise motorists that delays in the area can be expected all day and that Diversions will be in place.
20,000 Free car parking is provided adjacent to the show grounds and motorists will be directed along 4 dedicated routes to each of 4 car parks as follows:
NORTH/NORTH EAST TRAFFIC - (Kilbeggan, N.52, N.80 etc.)
Will be diverted via the Tullamore By-Pass to the Birr Road and access the Green Car Park adjacent to the Showgrounds.
WEST/NORTH WEST TRAFFIC – (From Athlone M6 direction)
Will be diverted off the M6 after Athlone and via Clara, Coolnahiley and Rahan where they will be accommodated at the Yellow Car Park adjacent to the showgrounds.
SOUTH/SOUTH EAST TRAFFIC - (Portlaoise, Mountmellick, N.80 Direction)
Will be diverted at Killeigh Village towards the Showgrounds, where they will be accommodated at the Blue car park.
SOUTH/SOUTH WEST TRAFFIC - (From Birr N.52 Direction)
Will be diverted left at Blueball to the Red car park adjacent to the Showgrounds.
A periodic reversible one-way traffic system will operate around the Showgrounds at peak times in the morning and the evening. This will result in delays.
Motorists and local Residents etc., are asked to co-operate with the Gardai and Show Stewards and to follow all information signs which are there for their benefit.
No Parking will be permitted on the Diversion Routes or Roads in the precinct of the Showgrounds. These will be ‘Tow Away Areas’
EXHIBITORS: - Are requested to follow Exhibitors Signs and to arrive before 9.30am in order to avoid delays.
All exhibitors, with the exception of livestock, will be directed to the main site entrance situated on the Blueball/Rahan Road.
Livestock, including horses, will gain access to the site via the closed section of the N52.
DISABLED CAR PARK: - A disabled car park is provided on the event site by organisers. All vehicles displaying disabled signs will be directed onto the event site. This car park will also accommodate elderly or infirm patrons.
All persons wishing to avail of Disabled Parking should follow signage for “Livestock Entrance” on the Great Wood Road.