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

KCLR Local Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power

Last updated July 20, 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 & Luas notices are here

Stay tuned for traffic & travel updates.


No major issues reported.


R712 Paulstown Rathcash

Works that were due to take place on the R712 from Paulstown to Rathcash on Wednesday, July 19, but postponed due to the weather are now set to go ahead on Thursday, July 20.

N77 Kilkenny to Durrow

A Stop & Go system will be in operation on the N77, Kilkenny to Durrow Road, between the Dinan Bridge and the Laois county bounds until Tuesday, July 25 from 9am to 4.30pm. (week end excluded)

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 a burst mains water will be off today Thursday, July 20 from approx. 9.15am to 3pm.  Areas affected will be Ballybrazil and the Dournane Road, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny

Carlow County Council wish to advise consumers that due to a planned ESB Outage in Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow that the water supply serving Old Leighlin will be shut down on Thursday, July 20 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Carlow County Council wish to advise consumers that due to essential repair works on the network that the water serving St. Lazerian’s Terrace, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow will be shut down on Thursday July 20 between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

Irish Water and the county councils of Carlow & Kilkenny apologise for any inconvenience caused

ESB Networks & Power Outages

No issues reported.

Other Services

No issues reported.


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