Temporary Closing of Roads - Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo World Series, Sligo on Sunday, 30th June, 2024.


Notice is hereby given that Sligo County Council has decided as a matter of urgency, to close to public traffic, roads as listed below at the dates and times specified to facilitate the safe delivery of the Gran Fondo World Series, Sligo, 2024 on Sunday, 30th June, 2024

Gran Fondo route – Temporary road closures as outlined below – the following roads will be closed from 6.30am to 6.30pm inclusive: 

Starting: Wine Street R292, towards Strandhill, travelling through Strandhill village on the R292, to Ransboro, R292 to Ballysadare to its junction with the N59 at Balladrihid. Taking the N59 from Balladrihid through Ballysadare to its junction with the R290, following R290 to Collooney, entering the L-2101 to Coolaney, From Coolaney, left onto L2801 towards 
Derrybeg, crossing the N17 at Ropefield/Carrowntawy, (N17 will be closed at Ropefield/Carrowntawy, - traffic management will be in operation) before joining the R296 at Cloonkeevy /Carrowkeel and onto Ballymote, entering local road L-1502, crossing the new N4 at Cloonlurg, onto the old N4 at Drumfin, to Riverstown before joining the R284 at Coola, through Ballygawley and towards Carraroe. From Carrowroe to Cemetery Road via Pearse Road, then turning left onto Cleveragh Drive and finishing at Doorly Park.

The Union Wood to Ballysadare road (L-3604-0) will be closed to facilitate a loop system for the event. Additional road closures to facilitate the event in Sligo Town will include – Adelaide Street, Union Street, and Lord Edward Street.

Link: Gran Fondo (S+S) · Ride with GPS

The table below outlines the sector start times for the events. It details the 4 sectors of the Grand Fondo Route including locations and start/end times. It is envisaged that the road closures will commence 30 minutes before the start time indicated and finish 30 minutes after the end time indicated.

Sector Location Location Start time End time
Sector 1 Wine Street Ballysadare 7.30 10.22
Sector 2 Ballysadare Cloonkeevy 8.00 12.07
Sector 3 Cloonkeevy Coola 8.36 13.41
Sector 4 Coola Finish 9.07 14.45
Sector 2 Ballysadare Cloonkeevy 9.26 14.11
Sector 3 Cloonkeevy Coola 10.02 15.25
Sector 4 Coola Finish 10.33 16.29


A diversion ‘orbital’ route away from the event route itself using a combination of advance signage, VMS signage and event day diversionary signage will be operated and maintained by the Event Organiser/Traffic Management Contractor at all times.

In the interests of safety, temporary road closures will commence at 6.30am and end at 18.30.

For further information please contact Sligo County Council Roads Office at roadsgeneral@sligococo.ie or information on the following link Gran Fondo (S+S) · Ride with GPS

Emer Concannon
A/Director of Services