Ballina Salmon Festival takes place in Ballina, Mayo from Sun 8th to Sun 15th July and there will be some diversions in place throughout festival week. Drivers are also warned to expect delays due to large crowds attending particular events.
Members of the public are asked to co-operate with An Garda Síochána at all times.
Wed 11th July is Heritage Day with 40-50,000 visitors expected in the town. Road closures will be in place from 6am to 9pm. A Garda traffic management plan will be in place and motorists should use the designated car parks which will be signposted. All motorists coming into town on the N26 and heading for Sligo on the N59 or Bonniconlon on the Tubbercurry Rd (R294) should use James Connolly St (known locally as Hill St) which will remain open.
On Thurs 12th July, local diversions will be in place in the evening due to a concert.
On Fri 13th July, a Garda traffic management plan will be in place from 3pm to 7pm. All motorists coming into town on the N26 and heading for Sligo on the N59 or Bonniconlon on the Tubbercurry Rd (R294) should use James Connolly St (known locally as Hill St) which will remain open.
On Saturday 14th July, there will be a Mardi Gras and fireworks display. Traffic restrictions will be in place from 6pm to 2am, with a Garda traffic management plan in place from 11:30pm-12:30am. Motorists are advised to use the Lower Bridge on the N59 to come into the town.
On Sun 15th July, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic will take place at Tom Ruane Park from 2-6pm. Expect delays on the N59.
Ballina Salmon Festival Road Closure List and Alternative Routes 2018
|DATE & TIME||ROADS TO BE CLOSED||ALTERNATIVE ROUTE|
10hrs – 17:30 hrs
|Arbuckle Row from its junction with Castle road to its junction with Bachelors Walk.
Bachelors Walk from its junction with Arbuckle Row to its junction with Dillon Tce.
.Lower Bridge, Cathedral Road,
Upper Bridge, Emmet St, Dillon Tce, Nally St
.Nally St, Dillon Tce.
|CONCERT AT THE POST OFFICE
14:30hrs – 01:30hrs
|O’Rahilly St from its junction with Pearse St to its junction with Bury St. Casement Street from its junction with Hill street to its junction with O’Rahilly St.||
.Tolan St, Emmett St, Dillon Tce, Humbert St, Circular Pound St, Teeling St
17:00hrs – 01:00hrs
|Lower Abbey St. From Plunkett Rd to the Upper Bridge (Ham Bridge).
The Brook from its junction with Plunkett Rd to its junction with Lower Abbey.
.Wests Road, Ridgepool Rd
.Upper Bridge, Emmett St, Lower Bridge, Howley St, Sligo Road, Bunree Road
18:00hrs – 21:00hrs
|Pearse Street, from its junction with AIB Bank to its junction with O’Rahilly Street||.Dillon Terrace, Lower Bridge, Cathedral Road, Upper Bridge, Tolan Street.|
06:00hrs – 21:00hrs
|James Connolly Street (from its junction with Water Lane to its junction with Tolan Street). Garden Street, Market Road, Tone Street, Tolan Street (from its junction with Tone Street to its junction with Barret Street). Pearse street, O’Rahilly Street, Casement Street, Bury Street.||Upper Bridge, Tolan St, Barrett St, Waterlane,Upper Bridge , Emmett St,
Dillon terrace, Humbert Street, Circular Rd,
Kevin Barry Street, Teeling St, pound St, Circular Road, Humbert St, Dillon Terrace, Lower bridge, Cathedral Rd
|MARDI GRAS & FIREWORKS
18:00hrs – 02:00hrs
|Garden Street, Tone Street, Tolan Street, Emmett Street, Upper Bridge(Northeast Lane only), Bridge Street (Northeast lane only) Pawn office lane, Moy lane, Cathedral Road, Pearse Street, O’Rahilly street, Abbey Street (from its junction with Plunkett street to its junction with the Upper Bridge), James Connolly Street,(from its junction with Water Lane to its junction with Tolan Street, Bury Street, Casement Street.||Bunree Road, Sligo Road,
Howley Street, Lower Bridge,
Dillon Terrace, Humbert Street, Circular Road,
.Ardnaree, Plunkett Road, Wests Road, Ridgepool Road, Upper Bridge, Barrett Street, Water Lane,
Kevin Barry Street, Teeling Street, Pound Street, Circular Road, Humbert Street, Lower Bridge, Howley Street, Sligo Road, Bunree Road.
Details of available Car Parking for Ballina Salmon Festival Heritage Day 2018
Ballina Showgrounds off main N26 Dublin Road (FREE)
Ballina Stephenites off N26 Crossmolina Road (FREE)
St Muredach’s Cathedral Grounds (€)
Bachelor’s Walk Car Park (€)
Dunnes Stores Car Park (€)
Emmet St – behind Lionbridge (€)
Teeling Street – Diamond’s Car Park (€)