Friday 21 September 2018

'Ignore your sat-nav' on way to Knock to see Pope

All access to the airport from the junction of the Shammer/Bushfield Road and R376 will be closed between 8.45am and 9.45am and again from 10.45am to 11.30am. Photo: Steve Humphreys
All access to the airport from the junction of the Shammer/Bushfield Road and R376 will be closed between 8.45am and 9.45am and again from 10.45am to 11.30am. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Ian Begley

Motorists travelling to and from Ireland West Airport during the papal visit to Knock are being urged to ignore their sat-navs.

Numerous road closures and diversions will be in place to cope with Pope Francis's visit on August 26.

The N17 from Charlestown to Claremorris will be closed from midnight to 3pm.

Those travelling from Claremorris are asked to divert on to the N60 to Castlebar, while motorists from Ballaghadereen are advised to travel on the N5 to Carracastle.

Anyone coming from Sligo is asked to proceed on the N17 to Charlestown, continuing to Chapel Street.

All access to the airport from the junction of the Shammer/Bushfield Road and R376 will be closed between 8.45am and 9.45am and again from 10.45am to 11.30am.

"It is important that persons travelling to the airport follow diversions and disregard sat-nav instructions as this may lead drivers into further road closures," a Garda spokesman said.

Irish Independent

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