Circuit of Ireland 2015 Route and Traffic info

Top rally drivers set to hit the streets of Lisburn this Easter Launching the 2015 Lisburn 'Power Stage' of the Circuit of Ireland Rally'' Pic: Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
Top rally drivers set to hit the streets of Lisburn this Easter Launching the 2015 Lisburn 'Power Stage' of the Circuit of Ireland Rally'' Pic: Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

The Circuit of Ireland Rally 2015 takes place over the Easter weekend and will have an impact on a number of roads in Belfast and Co Down.

Here’s the latest traffic and travel infor from trafficwatchni.com

The rally will take place mainly on rural roads in County Down, but also include stages in Lisburn and Newtownards:

Thursday 2 April

11.00 - 16:00 Practice and qualifying stage at Croft Hill, Holywood (Ballymenoch Road, Creightons Green Road and Whinney Hill will be closed to traffic 10am to 4:45pm approximately)

17:30 - 21.00 Arrival and Ceremonial start at City Hall, Belfast

Friday 3 April

Rally taking place on rural roads at various times during the day from 10:45am:

Bucks Head stage – west of Downpatrick

Hamiltons Folly stage – between Castlewellan and Ballynahinch

Lough Henneystage – north of Ballynahinch

Newtownards Town Centre 6pm – 9pm. Some town centre streets will be closed between 3.30pm to 10.30pm to facilitate the event. For details see Ards TT Superstage

Saturday 04 April

Various times through the day from 9am to 6pm:

Bulls Brook stage – south west of Dromore

McGaffins Corner stage – west of Rathfriland

Banbridge stage– north of Banbridge

Gregorlough stage – north of Dromore

Lisburn Power Stage – Queen’s Road, at Civic Centre, starting 2pm. Queens Road will be closed for most of the afternoon to facilitate setting up and dismantling the course

The rally will return to Belfast in the evening where the circuit will finish at Titanic Quarter and the winner crowned