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Traffic advice for this year’s Ploughing Championships

Many from County Roscommon are heading to the National Ploughing Championship over the next three days with An Garda Síochána advising that they have a significant Policing Operation in place for the event.

With an anticipated in excess of 80,000 persons attending this event each day a Traffic Management and Parking Plan has been put in place.

The assistance of all road users is required to allow Traffic to move freely to and from the event during these times.

Gardaí are urging road users not attending the National Ploughing Championships to avoid the N80 at Stradbally and all approach roads to Ratheniska village from Tuesday 20th September at 6am to Thursday 22nd September at 8pm.

For those attending the National Ploughing Championships, please view in the advance the Traffic Management Plan on or for the correct route to take depending on where you are travelling from.

The Traffic Management Plan includes an interactive map, which can be viewed on any internet-enabled device.

The map identifies various routes that attendees should use depending on where their journey commences and a written description and video information of their coloured route. These websites also provide valuable additional information for persons planning to attend the event.

Those travelling from the West and North West are advised to use the ‘Green Route’ with details here

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