• The Government has been criticised for failing to include any upgrade of the N84 Galway to Headford road in the new National Development Plan, launched in Sligo last Friday.

    Traffic in the area was brought to a standstill this morning following a single vehicle collision on the Headford Road, where a car overturned at about 8am.

    Emergency services were forced to close the road to deal with the situation.

    This stretch of road is used by over 13,000 vehicles per day and is operating at 125% capacity at present, according to Galway Independent Councillor James Charity.

    Councillor Charity says it’s a shame that this vital road in north Galway is being forgotten about, while this morning’s collision again highlights the need for an upgrade of the N84…..

  • Motorists are being advised to expect delays in Headford from this morning as roadworks get underway.

    The retexturing works – set to run daily until Friday – will take place on the N84 in the town between the hours of 9.30am and 6pm.

    A stop go system will be in place for the duration of the works and motorists are being advised to allow additional time for their journeys.

    Works will commence at the Garda Station and end at the Square.

  • Galway Gardai have confirmed that the N84 Headford Road has now reopened to traffic,.

    The road was closed for a time, after a truck went off the road earlier at the Curraghline. leading to huge tailbacks of traffic.

    Gardai say no-one was seriously injured in the incident, and the road has now reopened to traffic.



  • One of the busiest stretches of roads in the region, the N84 Galway to Headford road at Curraghline has made no progress in its priority listing for road projects by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

    A Galway county councillor claims that motorists using this route may have to wait a decade before upgrade works are carried out on this notorious stretch of road.

    Independent cllr James Charity raised the issue at a recent meeting of the Athenry Ornamore Municipal District.

    Speaking to Midwest News today the councillor outlined his concern that the upgrade works to the N84 at this location may be stalled until the Galway city ring road is under construction, which is likely to be a decade away.

    Galway county council has submitted an application to the TII for a 13.5 million euro upgrade of the Curraghline, however, council officials say the application is “in the queue” and so to date has made no progress.


  • Traffic delays are being reported on the N84 Headford Road in Galway.

    A truck has gone off the road just north of the Curraghline.

    Traffic is down to one lane at present, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, or expect long delays.