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There is a traffic management plan in place for the Spancilhill Horse Fair this Thursday.

Traffic management plan in place for Spancilhill Fair


A ONE way traffic system will be implemented in the vicinity of Spancil Hill on the R325 Ennis/Tulla Road between 7.30am and 6pm on Thursday, June, 23.

Traffic heading from Ennis to Tulla will proceed as normal throughout the day.

Traffic coming from Tulla towards Ennis will diverted left at Norrie Henchy’s Bar. To proceed following ‘Detour Ahead’ signs for Ennis as far as the Quin Road, Lynch’s Cross and/or proceed following Detour ahead signs for M18 Motorway through Lynches cross and exiting at Killoo East junction.

Gardaí advise there will be four car parks for vehicles not pulling trailers/possession of animals. These will be situated in: Kelly’s Car Park/Field – non-towing vehicles only (from Ennis direction); Duggan’s (pub) Car Park – non-trailer/towing vehicles only (from Ennis direction); McGrath Car Park – non-trailer/towing vehicles only (from Tulla direction) and Carolan’s Car Park – non-towing vehicles only (from Crusheen/Gort direction).

The Fair-Field and McDonagh’s fields for vehicles towing horses/trucks only etc.

Patrons parking in Kelly, Duggans and McGrath’s car parks will have to use the R352 to gain pedestrian access to the Fair. For safety reasons pedestrians are requested to utilise the right hand-side of the road heading towards Tulla.

“Patrons attending with animals in trailers/horse boxes etc. will only be allowed park either on the Fair Field or in the field directly opposite the Fair Field – no horses are to be extracted from trailers anywhere in the vicinity of Spancilhill save for the two designated car parks,” said Clare Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Triona Brooks.

There will be strict no parking of vehicles save at the car parks listed. “Vehicles that park in contravention of no parking zones will be ticketed and/or towed,” she concluded.

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