Roads Cleared and Update on Clearance Work

Roads cleared Update 10pm Sunday

Update as of 10pm Sunday 4th March 2018

Castlecomer Area

Most roads in the Castlecomer Central and West areas are now clear apart from some roads on higher ground.

There are still significant problems in Castlewarrnen, Johnswell, Muckalee, Barnafea, Crutt and Moyhora areas - 3 extra loading shovels will be dispatched there in the morning to concentrate on these areas.

Piltown Area

Still many local roads on higher ground that have to be cleared. Numerous footpaths still to be cleared in urban areas.

R704 from Mullinavatt to New Ross, is passable with extreme care as it is narrow in some places.


Update as of 5pm Sunday 4th March 2018

The following work was completed in the central area of county Kilkenny today Sunday 4th March, 2018


  • R697 Kells to Kilmaganny
  • Kells to Stoneyford
  • Ennisnag to Kells
  • Kells/Newtown to Skeogh
  • Skeogh to Ballykeefe Tree
  • West Street to Carrabine Bridge
  • Paths - Green Street, Bridge Street, Cannon Kennedy Court, , Mount Carmel, Around the Church for Sunday Mass and outside Funeral Home


  • R703 Coppanagh
  • Thomastown - Streets & Paths all cleared of snow
  • Rock Road
  • Ballyduff Cross to Tullagher
  • High Road Saw Mills - Inistoige
  • Cappagh to Ruppa
  • Pertybush to Ballyconway Cross
  • Ballyconway Cross to the Grotto


  • R703 Coppanagh
  • The Rower
  • Cullentra
  • Chruch Lane
  • Ballynunery
  • Tunnaslatty
  • Coolroe to Inistoige
  • Graig to Inistioge
  • Coppanagh to Bramblestown
  • Coppanagh to Dungarvan


Update as of 7pm Saturday 3rd March 2018


All main roads in Thomastown
R700 bennetsbridge to inistoige clear now
R448 Castlebanny to Gowran clear now
paths in Thomastown and bennetsbridge clear
R703 Thomastown to GRAIGUENAMAGH up to coppanagh. One lane open. Very tight.
Bennetsbridge to gowran now clear


R709 Ferrybridge to bounds 1 Lane open
The stripes to Rower impassable. 1m high for 300m full width. Working there at the moment
R705 Graiguenamanagh to Borris clear
R703 GRAIGUE to Thomastown. One lane open. Very tight with snow banks either sides
R700 Inistoige to ferrybridge fully open
Mais cross to goatsbridge (GRAIGUE to gowran)
Paths in Inistoige clear thanks to the army
Paths in GRAIGUENAMAGH clear.


R695 CALLAN TO Kilmanagh
R691 BALLYMACK cross to county bounds
R692 mullinahone road
R699 Callan to sheestown
Killamery cross to coolagh
Paths in Callan


North Kilkenny - Castlecomer

Quick update on the progress and roads cleared today:

Castlecomer S.E

R 702 Clara to Gowran
R 702 Gowran to Goresbridge
Goresbridge to Connolly's factory
Kellymount, Paulstown
Newline, Paulstown
Abbey Grove Nursing Home, Gowran
Footpaths in Gowran
Ballyfoyle to Muckalee
Muckalee to Wildfield

Castlewarren village is impassable - will be worked on Sunday morning

Castlecomer N.E

Skehana road, Castlecomer
Coon village
Coon to Uskerty
Yellow road to Barry's Cross to Croghtenclogh
Barry's Cross to Coon (in progress)
Road to Hospital, Castlecomer
Road to Oakhill, Castlecomer
Footpaths, Church in Castlecomer
Moneenroe, Houses for the Elderly
Clogh, Houses for the Elderly
R.426, Clogh road (in progress)
Clashduff, Donaguile (in progess)

Castlecomer Central

Lisdowney village to N.77
Lisdowney to Ballyconra
Clone to Lisdowney
Footpaths in Ballyragget
Conahy Village
Conahy Rock road
Brookfield Nursing Home, Ballyragget
Freshford to Sart to Picketstown Cross
Tulla Church Road, Threecastles

Castlecomer West

R.435, Rathdowney Road, Johnstown to Laois Bounds
R.502, Templetuhohy Road, Johnstown to Tipp Bounds
Mill Road, Urlinford
Spa Hill to Gathbawn and to Johnstown
Gathabawn to Beggars Cross
Whiteswall, Waterland
Kilmanagh Village to Ballykeefe
Kilmanagh to Ballyfrunk
Tullaroan to Trencharstown
Footpaths at Elderly homes, Johnstown
Footpaths, Johnstown

South Kilkenny - Piltown

The following is an update on road conditions and works carried out/ongoing in the Piltown Area;

N24: The road is in poor condition with insufficient clearway for 2 vehicles to pass in many places. Two gritters are now in the area and they will be giving priority to clearing this road.

N25: The road was in poor condition this morning. A local contractor drove ahead of a council gritter clearing the road in both directions and the road is now in reasonable condition. A number of vehicles were abandoned on the road in front of the Rhu Glen impeding 2 way traffic. These vehicles are being removed by a local breakdown service this afternoon. The road will be treated again this afternoon by council gritters.

N29: The road was in poor condition this morning. A local contractor drove ahead of a council gritter clearing the road in both directions and the road is now in reasonable condition.The road will be treated again this afternoon by council gritters.

R704: This road has not been treated for the past couple of days and is impassable. There is a council gritter on site and they are awaiting the arrival of a contractor around 2pm before commencing to clear the road.

The Machinery Yard has sent two additional vehicles to the area, one with a plough and the other with a gritter. These two vehicles will work in tandem to clear roads in the Mullinavat and Kilmacow areas and will also assist local crews in clearing roads in the Ferrybank and Slieverue areas.

Local crews have been working in the areas of Glenmore, Ferrybank, Slieverue, Fiddown, Piltown, Owning, Kilmaganny & Windgap, some with the assistance of local contractors. Salting of priority 3 routes has been carried out where possible but deep snow is preventing this in places.

A number of farmers and people with machinery are also voluntarily clearing roads in many areas.




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