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Traffic advice issued in advance of Royal visit

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

GARDAI in Donegal have issued detailed information on traffic delays and disruptions in the county on Wednesday arising from the visit to the county by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A spokersperson for An Garda Siochana in Donegal confirmed that on Wednesday, due to the high-profile visit, “it is envisaged there will be some delays and traffic disruptions in the areas where the visit is scheduled”.

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Their Royal Highnesses will visit Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Glenveagh on Wednesday.

Local gardai have isued the following advice to members of the public and appealed for co-operation.

Donegal Town:  

Vehicular access not permitted to the Diamond Area of Donegal Town (Route Number N 56) from 8p.m on Tuesday Night 24th of May until 12.30pm on Wednesday 25th of May.
Pedestrian access will be allowed but persons will be subject to search and check. Pedestrians are advised where possible avoid taking bags.
All business premises in the Diamond will be open and access is permitted.  
Motorists are advised that invariably there will be some delays as a result of minor of temporary road closures to facilitate vehicle movement, and are asked for patience and co-operation.
Please allow extra time for your journey, if possible travel earlier that 10am or after 1pm.
Any vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed away.
The Garda intention is minimum disruption to the general public and to facilitate any persons with special requests where possible.
Keep abreast of Radio News bulletins which will impart latest information.

Letterkenny:

There will be significant disruption to traffic on the Port Rd, Letterkenny.
No vehicular access (No through Traffic) from K.F.C to the Heiton Buckley Entrance from 12pm (Midday to 3p.m) on Wednesday 25th of May.
Pedestrian access will be permitted but will be subject to search.
There will be restricted access to the Ballyraine Road (rear of LYIT) Regional Road R 245 from 10am to 3.30pm.
Delays may be also experienced on the West Donegal access /egress route to Letterkenny (R 250) between 2pm and 4pm.
The Garda intention is minimum disruption to the general public and to facilitate any persons with special requests where possible.
Keep abreast of Radio News bulletins which will impart latest information.

General Advice:

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Be aware of extra traffic density in and around Donegal Town & between Donegal Town (N 15 ) to Letterkenny through Ballybofey and onwards onto the (N 13)in to Letterkenny.
Allow extra time for your journey.
Persons with specific requests (health issues etc) make contact with Gardaí at Letterkenny on 91-67100.
Further advice and information will issue in course.

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