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Royal restriction Traffic restrictions in place ahead of Prince Charles and Camilla's visit

Gardaí say traffic restrictions will be “kept to a minimum."

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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla

Parts of the country will be hit by traffic restrictions this week due to a visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

The Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Ireland today, visiting Waterford tomorrow and South Tipperary on Friday.

Gardaí say traffic restrictions will be “kept to a minimum."

From 4pm today, the Mall in Waterford City centre will close from the junction of Lombard Street to the junction of Catherine Street. Access to Baileys New Street will also be restricted.

Parking will be restricted in certain sections of Clyde Wharf Carpark.

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a visit to Cookstown in Co Tyrone, yesterday. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a visit to Cookstown in Co Tyrone, yesterday. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a visit to Cookstown in Co Tyrone, yesterday. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA

Gardaí say that the public can expect temporary road closures to facilitate security escorts.

On Thursday 24th March, from approximately 6am Parade Quay will close from the GPO roundabout to the junction of Catherine Street.

Restrictions will begin to be lifted by approximately 2pm.

The royal visit will have limited impact in other locations in Waterford city and Co. Waterford during the afternoon of Thursday also.

Where necessary, local Gardaí will have diversion routes in place.

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The Prince of Wales signs the visitors book at Lissan House, Cookstown (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Prince of Wales signs the visitors book at Lissan House, Cookstown (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Prince of Wales signs the visitors book at Lissan House, Cookstown (Liam McBurney/PA)

In South Tipperary, access to the Cahir Castle will be restricted from Wednesday 23rd March when the Castle Car Park closes to public at 5pm.

Access to Castle Street, Bridge Street, The Square and adjoining roads will be restricted from 7am on the 25th March 2022.

Restrictions should be lifted by approximately 1pm, 25th March 2022.

The following restrictions will apply in Cashel.

In Cashel on Wednesday, access to the Rock of Cashel will be restricted from Wednesday 23rd March when St Patrick’s Rock Car Park closes 5pm.

Access to roads adjacent to the Rock of Cashel and Brú Ború Heritage Centre, including Ladyswell Street, Rock Lane, The Kiln, Old Dublin Road (R639), Circular Road will be restricted from 7am on the 25th March.

Restrictions should be lifted by approximately 2pm that day.

In a statement to the media, a Garda spokesperson said that they are working to ensure that the scale of their policing will be proportionate to protect everyone’s safety.

“While the Royal Highnesses will be visiting certain public attractions, access to the general public for viewing the visit is very limited in all locations.”

Commercial centres remain open for business. An Garda Síochána will make every effort to minimise any disruption caused.”

“Gardaí have and continue to liaise with business and local residents in the key locations and will continue to communicate directly with them during the visit.”

“During the vist, there will be rolling road closures as the VIPs are travelling between each location and it is envisaged that there will be some traffic disruption,” they continued.

“Our objective is to continue to share as much information with the public where necessary as soon as we are in a position to do so.”

“We would ask members of the public to heed the advice and instructions of Gardaí and we thank them for their continuing co-operation.”

“In general the public, in the areas affected, is advised to leave extra time for their journeys and to expect some localised delays.”

Real-time traffic and restriction updates will be provided across An Garda Síochána’s website and social media channels.

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