Organisers To Keep Irish Open Traffic Disruption To A Minimum

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Traffic management plans have been unveiled ahead of next year’s Irish Open in Lahinch.

Gardaí and organisers are aiming to keep disruption to a minimum during the event, which will see around 100,000 visitors travel to the North Clare village for the golf tournament next July.

The plans also include a proposal to minimise disruption at the notorious Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon, as Clare FM’s James Mulhall reports:


From July 4th to 7th next, Lahinch will be the focus of the Irish sporting world, with 100,000 golf fans descending on the small North Clare village for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

A license application has been submitted now to allow it to go ahead, while Gardaí and organisers have now unveiled their traffic management plan to local businesses.

The plan will cover traffic coming to Clare from the likes of Limerick and Galway, and today Superintendent John Galvin unveiled the early details of their plans.

The plans were unveiled to local businesses last night, and Superintendent Galvin says they also include a proposal to keep Ennistymon for local traffic, thus mitigating issues at Blake’s Corner.

And while disruption is to be expected, people in Clare are being urged to have patience and to support the event when it lands here.

With a massive global television audience, Chairperson of the Championship Committee John Gleeson says it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the county.