Diversions in place for St Patrick’s Day

Motorists are being advised to adopt a patient approach when travelling through Longford town ahead of this weekend’s St Patrick’s Day festivities.

Motorists are being advised to adopt a patient approach when travelling through Longford town ahead of this weekend’s St Patrick’s Day festivities.

Gardai have confirmed diversions will be in place from 12:15pm to 1:30pm on Saturday as dozens of festival goers take to the street of Longford town in celebration.

The parade, expected to get under way from 12:30pm from the Battery Road, will take in Church Street, Lower Main Street, Dublin Street, New Street and Ballymahon Street.

A stand, comprising local politicians and other dignitaries, is also expected to be in place outside PV’s in the county town.

The parade itself, will eventually finish by turning left down Killashee Street before coming to a conclusion at the town’s Aldi Car Park.

A Garda spokesperson has since revealed that no traffic will be allowed through the town while the parade is in progress with roadways re-opening again from 1:30pm.

*In Lanesboro, proceedings are expected to get underway from 2:30pm tomorrow with Ballymahon’s set for a 4pm start time. In between all of this, the Arva parade has been scheduled for 3pm while those in the Granard region will have to wait 24 hours before the north Longford town hosts its own St Patrick’s Day celebrations from 1pm.