Travel Update

Plan ahead, leave early and take your time, we’ve got plenty of Féile to go around!

Féile Classical promoters in conjunction with An Garda Síochána would like to alert all Féile Classical goers to the following:

Changing weather conditions have left roads throughout the country in dangerous conditions, so please take extra caution when getting behind the wheel, leave with plenty of time, reduce your speed and be mindful of fellow road users.

Along with Culture Night, the National Ploughing Championships are in action again tomorrow, so wherever in the country your coming from, let’s all make the Trip to Tipp a safe one!

Arriving in Thurles with your car is just like any other big weekend in Semple, where all local GAA clubs will have their car parks open, where you rock up, park up & rock on!

All car parks are €10 per day opening at noon and closing at 3am.

No sleeping overnight in car parks,

PLEASE respect local residents and businesses.

Additionally, all those Glamping, parking is already covered, however due to the extreme weather conditions, the original car park set aside for the Glamping cars (not camper-vans) has had to be changed to the Blue Car Park on the Racecourse Road,

We have to inform you that Glampers must arrive to the Blue Carpark before the Glamp site, where a festival ready daily shuttle service will be available on the day from the Blue Carpark to the Glamp site.



And with thanks to here is an overview of all designated access routes:

“Traffic travelling to the event will be directed along designated routes to ensure that they arrive at the car park designated for that route.

Each route will be colour coded and will coincide with the car parks in that area.

Access Routes:

There will be 3 primary vehicle access routes to the event. These routes will be colour coded as follows:

Red – Vehicles approaching from East/South

Blue - Vehicles approaching from North/West

Purple – Local vehicular traffic via R660

Emergency Routes:

Emergency routes will be maintained for all emergency services. They will be designated as a yellow route.


All routes to and from the concert venue and car parks will be clearly signposted – the organisers in conjunction with An Garda Siochana will ensure adequate signage is in place the day before the event to help ease traffic flow and for information of patrons attending the event and more especially as patrons leave the event to return to their vehicles.


Secure and lock their vehicles, leave no valuables on display. Please park in supervised car parks.

Ploughing Traffic:

Patrons should note that the National Ploughing Championships are taking place in Tullamore on Friday the 21st of September 2018 and there will be extra traffic returning from here through Thurles town at the same time as concert goers are arriving.

Please ensure you allow extra time for your journey to Féile.” (Special thanks to

Féile Classical