Gardaí have launched a traffic management plan to deal with the large volume of vehicles that is expected in one area of Letterkenny this Sunday.
Sunday 9th February will see St. Eunan’s GAA Club hosting two National League GAA matches at O’Donnell Park.
The count for the General Election 2020 is also taking place in the Aura Leisure Centre on the same day.
With large crowds expected at both the double-header and the count, Gardaí will be putting restrictions and diversions into operation.
The vicinity of St Eunan’s GAA Club is a residential area and there is no parking available in the immediate environs.
Both GAA matches will take place at O’Donnell Park, as Donegal play Galway in Ladies National Football League (Throw in 12md) and Donegal play Galway in Mens National Football League. (Throw in 2pm).
Parking in St Eunan’s GAA Club car park will be restricted to match officials, supporter buses and disabled drivers only. Parking will also be limited in the Aura Leisure Centre car park and once this carpark is full, access will be closed.
Once the Aura Leisure Centre car park is closed, a road closure will be implemented at the Convent Road/R250 junction. All motorists other than residents of Ballymacool/Kirkstown/Conwal areas, HGV’s, buses, vehicles with passes and disabled permits will be diverted via Oldtown Bridge and Rockhill Road.
People attending the match will only be permitted pedestrian access from this point. A free shuttle bus service will be in place to convey those requiring transport to and from the Grounds. Match goers are encouraged to use the large number of available car parks in Letterkenny town and avail of the free shuttle bus.
Traffic travelling from the Glenties direction will be turned, faced for home and parked on the left hand side of the road prior to reaching St Eunan’s GAA Club. No parking is permitted on the left hand side of the road approaching St. Eunan’s GAA Club.
“Please plan your journey and comply with directions and instructions from Gardaí and match officials,” said a garda spokesperson.