Gardaí are asking people travelling from the Cork/Munster area to the National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore to turn off the M8 at Junction 6 (Horse & Jockey) and not to continue along the motorway to Portlaoise.
By turning off at Junction 6 people travelling from the Cork/Munster region will avoid traffic congestion and other ploughing traffic in the Portlaoise area. Traffic turning off at Junction 6 will be assisted by Gardaí on point duty in the towns of Thurles, Templemore, Roscrea and Birr, and will then enter car parks on the west side of the site without going into the town of Tullamore or merging with any other traffic approaching the site.
Plan your route, turn off M8 at Junction 6 Horse & Jockey following the signs for the ploughing. Turn off your sat navigation and follow the signs for the ploughing championships.