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Temporary closure of Rathbeale road from August 12th until December 20th. Full details at


Fingal County Council has made an order temporarily closing Rathbeale Road, (from its junction with Ardcian Park and the new proposed junction at Oldtown/Mooretown), Swords, Co. Dublin, following an application from Jons Civil Engineering Ltd. The closure is to facilitate the construction of the Rathbeale Road Upgrade Scheme. The road will be closed from 12th August 2019 to the 20th December 2019.

A number of submissions were received raising a variety of concerns and issues. All matters raised relating to the Temporary Road Closure were considered and discussed. Given the complexity and scale of the works and the physical limitations of the site the Council is satisfied that a full road closure is required with no proposed changes to the alternative routes detailed in the advertisement that appeared in this paper on 16th July 2019.

For anyone who wishes to see the submissions received and the Councils responses please refer to the Consultation Portal, at

Alternative routes available for vehicular traffic are as follows:

Ashbourne Bound Traffic:

All vehicular traffic travelling Ashbourne Bound from Swords- At the Rathbeale/Murrough/Glen Ellan Road Junction traffic lights – turn right on to Glen Ellan Road. Follow the Glen Ellan Road to the first roundabout. At the Roundabout take the first exit onto Castleview Extension. Follow Castleview Extension for approximately 1km onto the temporary link road/diversion back onto R125 Rathbeale Road at the Rathbeale Cottages.

Swords Bound Traffic:

From the closure point at Rathbeale Cottages, vehicles will be directed onto a new temporary link road to Castleview Extension. Once on Castleview Extension, vehicles will travel approximately 1km to a roundabout. At the Roundabout vehicles will take the 3rd exit onto Glen Ellan Road. Vehicles will then travel along Glen Ellan Road to the Rathbeale/Murrough/Glen Ellan Road Junction traffic lights- at the light’s vehicles will turn left onto the R125 Rathbeale Road, signposted Swords.

Local access for residents and businesses within the closure area will be maintained at all times.

Pedestrians will use the footpaths provided along the vehicle diversion route. Footpaths within the Rathbeale Road Closure area will be closed.

Fingal County Council regrets any inconvenience caused in relation to this matter.

Michael Carroll

Senior Executive Officer

Balbriggan Swords Operational Area


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