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

KCLR Local Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power

Last updated August 21 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 Meanwhile, delays are expected in Dublin (since August 1) as the last of the city Luas works are underway – details here

Stay tuned for traffic & travel updates.


No major issues reported.


No major issues reported.

Stephen’s Street

Due to essential road resurfacing works, Stephen’s St from its junction with Gaol Road to its junction with Domonic st/ Kickham St will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 & 22 from 9am until 9pm.  Local diversions will be in place.

Lady Desert Bridge

Due to essential remedial works, Lady Desert Pedestrian Bridge will be closed to the public from Monday, August 21 until Wednesday,  August 30.  Pedestrians may divert via Johns Bridge/ St Francis Bridge for the duration of the works.

Roadworks N10 Waterford Road

Kilkenny County Council will carry out construction of a new footpath on the N10 Waterford Road  from roundabout at Springhill Hotel  to Kilkenny Rugby Club at Foulkstown.  The hard shoulder at this location will be closed until Friday, September 29.

R700, Inistioge

The southbound lane of the R700 at Inistioge will be closed from the school to the GAA club from Tuesday, August 22 until Friday, September 1 between 8am and 6pm each day to facilitate the construction of a footpath. Delays can be expected.


There will be a road closure in place  at Fairview, Graiguenamanagh from the junction of Convent Lane to the junction Killeen lane (100m), on Wednesday and Thursday, August 23 & 24, from 8am to 6pm each day, to facilitate road repairs.

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 upgrade works on the network serving The Course, Tullow, Co. Carlow, the service will be shut down from 10pm on Tuesday, August 22 until 4am on Wednesday, August 23 affecting Tullow Town & surrounding areas.

ESB Networks & Power Outages

No issues reported.

Other Services & Events

No issues reported.



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