Speed Limits in Your Area

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Dublin City Council introduced the further expansion of the 30km/hr speed limit zones in Dublin City on Wednesday 31st May 2017. The expansion will include certain urban areas and residential estates in the following locations: Sandymount, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Raheny, Artane, Donaghmede, Drumcondra, Phibsborough.

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The default speed limit for roads within Dublin City Council area is 50km/h.

Most roads within the city boundary have a speed limit of 50 km/h apart from a limited number of roads having speed limits of 30 km/h, 60 km/h or 80 km/h.
Speed limit signs are erected at all points where there is a change of speed limit.

Details of speed limits are given in current Bye-Laws entitled Dublin City Council Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016. These Bye-Laws came into effect on 31st March 2017.

Explore the speed limits that apply in your area

  • 30 km/h: (View the streets and roads below where this speed limit applies)
  • 50 km/h: This speed limit applies to streets and roads not included in the lists below.(These are known as “public roads in a built up area”.)
  • 60 km/h: (View the streets and roads below where this speed limit applies)
  • 80 km/h: (View the streets and roads below where this speed limit applies)

The enforcement of speed limits is a matter for An Garda Síochána.

Speed limits are regulated by city bye-laws

If you wish to query the speed limit for a road near you, contact us the address below.

Areas where the 30 km/h speed limit is in force

Thirty kilometres per hour shall be the speed limit for mechanically propelled vehicles on the roads specified under this heading.

Roads in a city centre zone – Bounded by the Grand Canal, Suir Road, South Circular Road (North of Suir Road junction), Conyngham Road, Parkgate Street, Infirmary Road, North Circular Road (west of its junction with Dorset Road Lower), Dorset Street Lower and the Royal Canal (east of the junction with the Dorset Road Lower) excluding these boundary roads, and with the exception of:

  • Church Street Upper, Constitution Hill, Phisborough Road, Prussia Street, Manor Street, Wolfe Tone Quay, Ellis Quay, Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Ormond Quay Upper, Wood Quay, Essex Quay, Merchants Quay,  Usher’s Quay, Usher’s Island, Victoria Quay, O’Donovan Rossa Bridge, Father Mathew Bridge, Liam Mellow’s Bridge, James Joyce Bridge, Rory O’Moore Bridge, Frank Sherwin Bridge, St John’s Road West (east of its junction with Military Road), Old Kilmainham, Mount Browne, James’s Street, Thomas Street, Thomas Street West, Cornmarket, Bridge Street, High Street,  Dean Street, The Coombe (East of St Luke’s Avenue), St Luke’s Avenue, Cork Street, Dolphins Barn Street, Dolphin’s Barn, South Circular Road (from Suir Road eastward), Harrington Street, Donore Avenue (south of the South Circular Road), Clanbrassil Street Upper, Clanbrassil Street Lower, New Street South, Patrick Street, Nicholas Street, Winetavern Street, Richmond Street South, Charlemont Street, Harcourt Road, Adelaide Road, Leeson Street Lower (From the Grand Canal to the Junction with Fitzwilliam Place), Fitzwilliam Place, Fitzwilliam Square East, Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Merrion Square North, Pearse Street (from its junction with Tara Street to the Grand Canal), Tara Street, George’s Quay, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (between the junctions with Cardiff Lane and the Samuel Beckett bridge), Samuel Beckett Bridge, Cardiff Lane, Macken Street, Grand Canal Street Lower (between Macken Street and the Grand Canal), North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay, Talbot Memorial Bridge, Butt Bridge, Beresford Place, Memorial Road, Amiens Street, North Strand Road, Guild Street, Seville Place, Portland Row, North Circular Road, Russell Street, Gardiner Street Lower, Gardiner Street Middle, Mountjoy Square West, Gardiner Street Upper, Summerhill and Summerhill Parade.

Roads in the South East Area – Bounded by Bath Avenue, Londonbridge Road, Irishtown Road (between Londonbridge Road & Church Avenue), Church Avenue, Beach Road, Strand Road, Merrion Road, Pembroke Road and Shelbourne Road excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the Ballsbridge Area;

  • Pembroke Lane, Wellington Lane, Heytesbury Lane, Raglan Lane and Waterloo Lane.

Roads in the Ringsend Area;

  • Aikenhead Terrace, Celestine Avenue, Dermot O’Hurley Avenue, Doris Street, Fitzwilliam Quay, Gerald Street, Gordon Street, Hastings Street, Hope Street, Howard Street, Joy Street, Magdalen Terrace, Ormeau Street, Oliver Plunkett Avenue, Philomena Terrace , Penrose Street, Somerset Street, South Dock Place, South Dock Street, Rosary Terrace and Veronica Terrace.

Roads in the South Central Area – Bounded by the Naas Road, Walkinstown Avenue, Cromwellsfort Road, Kimmage Road West, Kimmage Road Lower, Sundrive Road, Crumlin Road (Northeast of Sundrive Road), Parnell Road, Dolphin Road and Davitt Road excluding these boundary roads, and with the exception of:

  • Herberton Road, Crumlin Road, Drimnagh Road, Long Mile Road, Kildare Road, Clogher Road, Kildare Road and Walkinstown Road.

Roads in the South Central Area –Walkinstown Crescent and Walkinstown Park.

Roads in the Central Area – Bounded by Phibsborough Road, Royal Canal, North Circular Road and Dorset Street Lower, excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the North West Area – Bounded by the Royal Canal, Phibsborough Road, North Circular Road, North Road (Phoenix Park) and the Phoenix Park train line (north from Phoenix Park to the Royal Canal), excluding these boundary roads, and with the exception of:

Connaught Street, Fassaugh Road, Blackhorse Avenue, Cabra Road and Old Cabra Road.

Roads in the North West Area – Bounded by Beneavin Drive, Ballygall Road East, Griffith Avenue, Ballymun Road and Glasnevin Avenue, excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the North West Area – Walsh Road, O’Daly Road, Hardiman Road, Ferguson Road, Joyce Road, Windele Road, O’Brien Place, Fleming Road, O’Neachtain Road, Comyn Place, Barron Place, Millbourne Avenue, Millmount Avenue, Millmount Villas, Millmount Place, Millmount Terrace and College Manor

Roads in the North Central Area – Bounded by Beaumont Road, Skelly’s Lane, Kilmore Road, Malahide Road and Collins Avenue, excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the North Central Area – Bounded by Howth Road, James Larkin Road, and Watermill Road, excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the North Central Area – Bounded by Howth Road, Kilbarrack Road, the DART line (Howth Junction Station to Raheny Station) and Station Road, excluding these boundary roads.

Roads in the North Central Area – Bounded by Howth Road, Watermill Road, and All Saints Road, excluding the boundary roads of Howth Road and Watermill Road.

Roads in the North Central Area – Brookwood Glen, Ennafort Road, Ennafort Court, Ennafort Park, Ennafort Drive, Ennafort Avenue, Ennafort Grove, and Cill Eanna.

Roads in the North Central Area – Bounded by Tonlegee Road, Malahide Road, the R139 (between its junction with the Malahide Road and the Hole in The Wall Roundabout, Grange Road (from its junction with the Hole in The Wall Roundabout in an easterly direction), the DART line (Clongriffin Station to Kilbarrack Station line) and the Kilbarrack Road, excluding these boundary roads, and with the exception of:

  • Grange Road (between its junction with Kilbarrack Road and the Hole in the Wall Roundabout), Blunden Drive and Millbrook Road.

Roads in the Marino Area - Bounded by Malahide Road, Griffith Avenue, Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview Strand, Fairview and Marino Mart, excluding these boundary roads.

Special Periodic Speed Limits of 30 km/h in the vicinity of schools located adjacent to Long Mile Road and Chapelizod Road

Thirty kilometres per hour shall be the special periodic speed limit applicable Monday to Friday on the roads specified below during the times and periods specified.

At all other times the speed limit on the public roads specified shall revert to 50 km/h.

Long Mile Road (both eastbound and westbound carriageways) from a point 10m east of it’s junction with Walkinstown Parade to a point 60m east of it’s junction with Slievebloom Park, between the hours 08.15 to 09.30 and 12.45 to 16.15.

Slievebloom Park between the hours 08.15 to 09.30 and 12.45 to 16.15.

Chapelizod Road from a point opposite the common boundary of numbers 4 and 5 Mullingar Terrace, for a distance of 140m in a westerly direction, between the hours 08.15 to 09.30 and 13.00 to 15.00.

The thirty kilometres per hour special periodic speed limit will apply during the following periods inclusive of dates listed:

  • 6th January 2014 to 18th February 2014
  • 28th February 2014 to 11th April 2014
  • 28th April 2014 to 7th July 2014
  • 25th August 2014 to 24th October 2014
  • 3rd November 2014 to 22nd December 2014

 

  • 5th January to 2015 to 27th March 2015
  • 13th April 2015 to 10th July 2015
  • 24th August 2015 to 23rd October 2015
  • 2nd November 2015 to 21st December 2015

 

  • 4th January 2016 to 18th April 2016
  • 5th May  2016 to 8th July 2016
  • 22nd August 2016 to 28th October 2016
  • 7th November 2016 to 23rd December 2016

Areas where the 60 km/h speed limit is in force

  1. James Larkin Road.
  2. Howth Road between a point 60 metres east of its junction with Brookwood Avenue and a point 46 metres south-west of its junction with Watermill Road.
  3. Howth Road between a point 32 metres east of its junction with St. Assam’s Road East and its junction with Kilbarrack Road.
  4. Oscar Traynor Road between a point 65 metres west of it’s junction with Dundaniel Road and a point 74 metres north-west of it’s junction with the Malahide Road.
  5. Finglas Road from a point 90 metres west of junction of Finglas Road and Tower View Cottages (adjacent to Glasnevin Cemetery)  to the Finglas By Pass.
  6. Finglas By Pass from Finglas Road to North Road
  7. North Road from the junction of North Road and Finglas By Pass to Fingal County Council/Dublin City boundary.
  8. Kylemore Road between its junction with the Naas Road and a point 46 metres south of Kylemore Road railway bridge.
  9. Walkinstown Avenue between its junction with the Naas Road and its junction with Long Mile Road.
  10. Long Mile Road between the South Dublin County Council /Dublin City boundary and a point 46 metres west of it’s junction with Walkinstown Parade.
  11. Stillorgan Road between the Dun laoghaire- Rathdown County Council /Dublin City boundary and a point 180 metres south of it’s junction with Anglesea Road.
  12. Chapelizod Road between a point 100 metres west of its junction with Phoenix Park access at Islandbridge Gate and a point 100 metres east of its junction with Phoenix Park access at Chapelizod Gate.
  13. Griffith Avenue between a point 100 metres west of its junction with Ballymun Road and a point 100 metres east of its junction with Ballygall Road East.
  14. Con Colbert Road from Con Colbert Road – Chaplizod By Pass junction to appoint 150 metres west of it’s junction with South Circular Road. 
  15. Malahide Road between appoint 50 metres north-east of it’s junction with the roundabout at Artane to a point 50 metres south west of it’s junction with the Northern Cross Extension and Clare Hall Avenue.
  16. Northern Cross Extension from it’s junction with M1 motorway to a point 50 metres west of it’s junction with Malahide Road.
  17. Clare Hall Avenue from a point 50 metres east of it’s junction with Malahide Road to a point 106m west of it’s junction with Grange Road.
  18. Malahide Road from a point 50 metres north of it’s junction with N32 and Clare Hall Avenue to the Fingal County Council/Dublin City boundary.

  19. St. John’s Road West from it’s junction with Military Road to it’s junction with South Circular Road

  20. Nass Road from the South Dublin County Council/Dublin City boundary to it's junction with Kylemore Road
  21. Grange Road from a point 57m east of it’s junction with Clare Hall Avenue to the Fingal County Council/Dublin City boundary.
  22. Santry By Pass northbound from the north face of the east abutment  of the Shantalla Road over bridge to a point 135m south of the south face of the west abutment of the southern bridge of the Coolock Lane Interchange.

  23. The northbound diverging lane (exit Ramp) of the Santry By Pass at the Coolock Lane Interchange, from a point 165m from the line of the south face of the west abutment of the southern bridge at interchange, northwards to a point 87m from this line.
  24. Santry By Pass southbound from a point 127m south of the south face of the east abutment of the southern bridge  at interchange, to the north face of the east abutment of the Shantalla Road over bridge.
  25. Southbound converging lane (entry ramp) at the Coolock Lane Interchange, from a point 5m from the line of the south face of the east abutment of the southern bridge at interchange, to junction with Santry By-Pass

Areas where the 80 km/h speed limit is in force

  • Chapelizod Bypass from the South Dublin County Council/Dublin City boundary to its junction with Con Colbert Road.
  • Santry By-Pass northbound, from a point 135m south of the south face of the west abutment of the southern bridge of the Coolock Lane Interchange, northwards to the Fingal County Council/Dublin City boundary.

Sometimes the speed limit on the following 80 km/h roads may drop to 50 km/h

In the event of an accident, road maintenance works or traffic congestion, the speed limit on the following roads may drop to 50 km/h. Where such a change is necessary, this will be indicated on an electronic message sign.

  • Santry By Pass motorway, southbound between Fingal County Council/Dublin City Council boundary and a point 250m south of the north face of the east abutment of the northern bridge at Coolock Lane Interchange.
  • The Dublin Port Tunnel (North Port Access Route) Southbound.
  • The Dublin Port Tunnel (North Port Access Route) Northbound.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Environment & Transportation Department
Floor 6, Block 2
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin
D08 RF3F

Tel: (01) 222 2257
Fax: (01) 222 2190
Email: traffic@dublincity.ie

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