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What delays expected Mayo to Dublin for GAA Final?

  • 16-09-2017 10:24am
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    Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ Myles45


    Hi,
    Just wondering does anyone know what sort of delays to expect tomorrow traveling from Mayo to Dublin??

    My son has to get to Ferry port for around 1pm. It would normally take 2hr 30 mins almost on the dot but I suspect with all the match traffic it may take longer.

    Does anyone have past experience of what sort of delays to expect & where? Is it likely to affect port traffic?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    Myles45 wrote: »
    Hi,
    Just wondering does anyone know what sort of delays to expect tomorrow traveling from Mayo to Dublin??

    My son has to get to Ferry port for around 1pm. It would normally take 2hr 30 mins almost on the dot but I suspect with all the match traffic it may take longer.

    Does anyone have past experience of what sort of delays to expect & where? Is it likely to affect port traffic?

    Dublin port? Just take the port tunnel. No delay


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,298 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    Myles45 wrote: »
    Hi,
    Just wondering does anyone know what sort of delays to expect tomorrow traveling from Mayo to Dublin??

    My son has to get to Ferry port for around 1pm. It would normally take 2hr 30 mins almost on the dot but I suspect with all the match traffic it may take longer.

    Does anyone have past experience of what sort of delays to expect & where? Is it likely to affect port traffic?

    Where are you coming from OP ?

    From the M7/8/9 you could go south on the M50 and then in the N11, across towards Ringsend area and cross the Samuel Beckett bridge.

    That would totally avoid the traffic.

    Or you could come in the Long Mile Rd, along the canal, and again cross the river at the Samuel Beckett bridge.

    Coming from the north try the tunnel as the other poster suggested.

    Busy areas will be Palmerston, Con Colbert Rd, North Circular, Navan Rd etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ Myles45


    Usual route is N5 to Longford then N4, M4 & M50 to port tunnel.

    I suppose I'm really just wondering if there are any common bottlenecks that cause long delays or does it tend to flow fairly well in general.

    How much extra time would you allow? 2.5hours normally perfect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭ rpurfield


    Myles45 wrote: »
    Usual route is N5 to Longford then N4, M4 & M50 to port tunnel.

    I suppose I'm really just wondering if there are any common bottlenecks that cause long delays or does it tend to flow fairly well in general.

    How much extra time would you allow? 2.5hours normally perfect.

    I had to go to Longford the day of the Mayo Kerry replay and the traffic going into the two little villages between Edgeworthstown and Mullingar was backing up a fair bit, it was stop start from Edgeworthstown to the next village anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ Myles45


    Yeah I think will allow about 4 hrs to be safe by sound of it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,797 ✭✭✭✭ PARlance


    Myles45 wrote: »
    Usual route is N5 to Longford then N4, M4 & M50 to port tunnel.

    I suppose I'm really just wondering if there are any common bottlenecks that cause long delays or does it tend to flow fairly well in general.

    How much extra time would you allow? 2.5hours normally perfect.

    Tulsk, Roscommon, Athlone will cut out a lot of that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,622 ✭✭✭ Big Pussy Bonpensiero


    Myles45 wrote: »
    Yeah I think will allow about 4 hrs to be safe by sound of it

    I travel up from Galway for most Mayo matches and along the motorway anyway there are no delays. For the replay against Kerry it got quite busy about 10 or so miles before the Enfield toll. Aside from that it was plain sailing then and all other days right into Croker (I normally aim to be there for 1). If you're setting aside 4 hours maybe you're better off heading down to Galway first and getting on the motorway there, depending on where you're coming from (and how fast you drive) it would take 3-3.5 hours. The times I go from Mayo-Dublin or vice-versa that would be route I take, it's more fuel efficient as well (although I do be going/coming from west Mayo).


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