Royal Visit: High Street Kilkenny closed to vehicles from 5am on Thursday for Royal Visit

Business as usual but a number of city streets closed to vehicular traffic

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


Royal Visit: High Street closed to vehicles from 5am on Thursday for Royal Visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Kilkenny City will be open for business as usual  during the upcoming Royal Visit this Thursday but a number of streets will be closed to traffic.

Gardaí have confirmed that all people are welcome to visit Kilkenny City and will be facilitated to view the visit of Their Royal Highnesses. Security will be tight and people coming to view the visit are asked to arrive in good time, and not to carry large bags as these items will not be permitted in certain viewing areas.  

Kilkenny City and Thomastown will be 'no fly zones' and this will extend to drones.

People going about their daily business will be facilitated but some minor delays may be experienced and in this regard people are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Persons with specific requests (health/mobility issues etc) will be facilitated and are asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station at 056-7775023.

A number of road closures will come into effect from 5am on Thursday.  No vehicular traffic will be permitted in these areas. The following restrictions are:

Castle Road from Castle Gardens to the Parade. No access will be permitted to the area and local diversions will be in place via Nuncio Road or Woodbine Avenue.
Access to Woodlawn, Archers Avenue and Castle Gardens will be permitted to residents only.  Father Hayden Road will be closed from the junction with Fiacre’s Place. Access will be to residents only.
Patrick Street will be closed from the junction of Ormond Road.
Ormonde Street will be closed from Ormonde Street Multi storey carpark to Patrick Street. Access to the car park will be via Lower New Street only.
High Street will be closed from the Parliament Street junction and traffic will be diverted via Bateman Quay.
Rose Inn Street will be closed and traffic will be diverted via Bateman Quay.
James Street will be closed from the junction with Parnell Street.

Closures will be in place until approximately 1.30pm.

From 10.30am on Wednesday 10th May, the Canal Walk will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from Johns Bridge to the car park and from the carpark to the junction with the Bennetsbridge Road.  No access will be permitted to the public.  

No parking will be permitted in the areas which are subject to road closures.

The Market Cross car park, Ormonde Multi-storey car park and the Market Yard are all open for parking.  Market Cross car park will only be accessible from Parliament Street.  

All streets will have pedestrian access with the exception of Castle Road. Pedestrian access to city centre will be via Fr Hayden Road and Patrick Street.

Pedestrian access to the Parade will be via Rose Inn Street and Patrick Street.  Barriers will be in place along the Parade and High Street with appointed crossing areas.  

Security measures will be in place.