Kilkenny & Carlow Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power Outages on KCLR

KCLR Local Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power

Last updated April 26, 2017:

Power gone, water out or spot something on the roads we need to know about? Text or WhatsApp the studio directly on 083 3069696, call the station on 1890 90 9696 or email updates to [email protected]


Traffic & Travel

Bus Eireann is operating to schedule, details here while Irish Rail’s services can be viewed here & Irish Ferries sailings are here.  Stay tuned for traffic & travel updates.


No major issues reported.


Central Access Scheme

Works continue around the Central Access Scheme bridge in Kilkenny City.  The bridge is due to open mid May, 2017.

N76, Callan / Kilkenny


Works are taking place on the N76 Callan / Kilkenny Road from The Ring Road through the Shellumsrath, Tennypark & Brownstown / Rathaleek area with the stretch reduced to 50km per hour & single-lane traffic in parts. These works are expected to run until August 2018 (approx) while the road is being realigned & improved.

Diversion routes for cars (50km advisory speed limit signage is in place on both with traffic flow patterns monitored):

  • From Callan towards Kilkenny City divert via the N76/L5033 junction at Cuffesgrange, onto Racecourse Junction & the R697 Kells Road to Kilkenny.
  • From Kilkenny City towards Callan divert via the R697 Kells Road, L2690 Bamford Cross & onto the N76 at Tennypark Cross.


Water Works, Repairs & Outages

Due to essential repairs water will be off on Wednesday, April 26 from approx. 10am to 2pm.  Areas affected will be Ballydonnell, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Kilkenny County Council & Irish Water apologise for any inconvenience caused.

ESB Networks & Power Outages

No issues reported.


Other Services


No issues reported.


Get live traffic and travel updates on KCLR Breakfast (7-10am) and KCLR Drive (3-5:30pm) weekdays with thanks to Europcar with important local notices including in our main news updates at 9am, 1pm and 6pm each day.  











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