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If you’re planning on going to this weekend’s Electric Picnic, here’s all the traffic info you need. There are different access routes depending on your ticket type – general camping, family camping, motorhome or Sunday – so check the information below from the official traffic management plan, which has been published by An Garda Síochána and Festival Republic.

There is currently construction on the M7, but we have been told it will be finished by Friday in time for the festival. And obviously, travel as early as possible, expect delays, carpool or use public transportation if possible, and make sure you have several great playlists to make the trip bearable.

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BY CAR: GENERAL WEEKEND CAMPSITE

Parking is free at the festival. Parking for weekend ticket holders is located in red car parks A, B and C on Abbeyleix Road, green car parks V, W, X, Y and Z which are next to the N80 and in the yellow car park on Timahoe Road. These car parks provide access to all general camping areas. See the official site map in this article for more details.

M7 Southbound (coming from Dublin and the North)

Motor traffic should exit the M7 at the Ballydavis interchange (junction 16) and continue on the R445 (Old Dublin Road). At Rathbrennan, traffic should turn left onto the new Carlow Road (R425), then continue straight to the Bloomfield R425 roundabout (signposted Abbeyleix). All event car traffic (not coaches, minibuses and taxis) will continue straight through the Bloomfield roundabout (R425) and onto Sheffield Cross (R426). At Sheffield Cross, traffic will follow the main road to the left onto the R426 and towards Money Cross and Lamberton Cross. Turn left at Lamberton or Money Cross as directed by Garda to the service point and to the designated parking areas.

M7 – Northbound (Coming from Limerick and the South West)

Event traffic must continue on the M7 and exit at junction 17, Togher interchange, and continue towards Portlaoise on the R423. At the Meelick intersection, traffic should turn right onto the L6310-0. Continue until the road meets the R426 and turn right. This road then joins the R425 at Rathleague, where the traffic route merges with the event traffic of the M7 southbound. Continue on the R426 and turn left at Lamberton or Money Cross as indicated by the Garda on duty and to the designated parking areas.

M8 – Northbound (from Cork and the south)

Event traffic must leave the M8 at junction 3 (Manor Stone exit) for Ballacola and Abbeyleix. Event traffic should then turn right onto the R433 and continue through the village of Ballacola and onto Abbeyleix. At Abbeyleix traffic should turn left onto the N77 through town, then just before exiting Abbeyleix turn right onto the R425 towards Ballyroan Village onto Cashel Cross. From there, traffic will follow the main road to the right onto the R427 and merge with the rest of the event traffic at Money Cross and the designated parking areas.

N80 – Coming from Carlow and the South East

Traffic should take the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills, then through the Windy Gap to Stradbally. Event traffic should turn left at Court Square (opposite the Dunne pub on Timahoe Road and turn left into the designated car park.

N80 – Coming from the West

Event traffic will take place via Mountmellick and over the town of Portlaoise. At the Fairgreen roundabout, turn right onto the ring road. Continue to Mountrath Road R445 and turn right. Continue to the Rockdale roundabout and turn left onto the L26964-0 bypass. Turn right at the roundabout onto the N77 to Meelick Jct where the traffic road merges with the event traffic of the M7 Northbound and Limerick South West.

BY CAR: SUNDAY

M7 southbound /North and M8 North

Take junction 16 of the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 towards Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Before entering the city, turn right into the designated parking lots.

N80: Carlow and South East

Take the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills, then continue on the N80 via the Windy Gap to Stradbally. On leaving town, turn left in the designated car parks.

CAMPERVAN / CARAVAN INFORMATION

Only duly accredited motorhomes and caravans will be allowed to enter this area.

Arrival Thursday: M7 southbound, M7 northbound and N80

Take junction 16 of the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 towards Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Motorhomes should continue through town to Court Square (opposite Dunne’s Pub) and turn right onto Timahoe Road. Continue on this road and turn right into the door of the apiary camper van.

Arrival Friday-Sunday: M7 southbound, M7 northbound and N80

Track main event traffic (see above). At Money Cross, continue on the R426 to Timahoe Village. In the village of Timahoe turn left towards Stradbally, continue on this road until you come to the Apiary Campervan gate, which will be on your left.

Every day: N80 – Carlow and South East

Traffic should take the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills, then through the Windy Gap to Stradbally. Event traffic should turn left at Court Square (opposite Dunne Pub) onto Timahoe Road. Continue on this road and turn right into the Apiary Campervan Gate.

Every day: M8 North (Cork and South)

Motorhomes should exit the M8 at junction 3 (Manor Stone exit) for Ballacola and Abbeyleix. Event traffic should then turn right onto the R433 and continue through the village of Ballacola and onto Abbeyleix. At Abbeyleix traffic should turn left onto the N77 through town, then just before leaving Abbeyleix turn right onto the R425 towards Ballyroan Village onto Cashel Cross. From there, traffic will follow the main road to the right onto the R427 and divert right at Money Cross towards Timahoe Village where it will turn left and onto Apiary Campervan Gate onto Timahoe Road, Stradbally.

BY CAR: FAMILY WEEKEND

You will need a family weekend ticket to park in this car park.

M7 southbound, M7 northbound, N80 and M8 northbound Take junction 16 of the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 towards Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Continue on the N80, the family car park is located in the center of town on the left and will be signposted.

FAMILY MOTORHOME / CARAVAN

M7 southbound, M7 northbound and N80

Take junction 16 of the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 towards Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Motorhomes should continue through town to Court Square (opposite Dunne’s Pub) and turn right onto Timahoe Road. Continue on this road and turn right at gate 4a, signposted Family Campervan and Disabled.

PICK-UP / DROP-OFF POINTS (including taxis and minibuses)

The festival pick-up and drop-off point is located at Green Car Parks Z, located off the N80. It is also the drop-off and pick-up point for taxis, minibuses and private coaches.

PINK MOON AND CAMPING BOUTIQUE

There is no reserved parking at the Pink Moon campsite. Use one of the general public car parks, go through the main entrances and follow the signs.

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