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It's official: Swords Road is slowest in the country

THIS won't come as much as a surprise to motorists living north of the Liffey.

BUT for those who don't know, the Swords Road in Drumcondra has been officially named the 'slowest road in Ireland'.

AA Roadwatch scanned the country's roads to report major disruption and congestion to motorists.

"This is the main road between the city centre and Swords, and also goes to Dublin Airport," said AA's Arwen Foley.

"The Swords Road is very busy, but gets particularly congested in Drumcondra in the mornings and evenings.

"It's always guaranteed, and when there are roadworks, which there were recently, it just gets worse and you could be moving very slowly," she said.

The tailbacks can stretch right through Drumcondra – often starting near Dorset Street and not ending until motorists reach Whitehall.


In the Drumcondra stretch, there are two lanes, one of them a bus lane.

Taking second position is the N21 Limerick to Adare Road when it changes from dual carriageway to single.

The N17 at Claregalway is third on the list, while the M1 junction for Donabate where it meets the R132 is the fourth slowest road in the country.