Bye Laws published for 30km/h city centre speed limits

galway daily news New 30km/h speed limit now in place for Galway City Centre

Galway City Council have published draft bye laws for setting speed limits in the city, with public submissions open until next month.

The Galway City Council Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) Bye-Laws No. 1-2023 set limits of 100km/h, 80km/h, 60km/h, and 30km/h in different areas of the city.

This includes 30km/h speed limits for much of the city centre, something which the council first voted in favour of in March of last year.

Under these bye-laws, the speed limit shall be set at 100km/h from the city boundary past the Martin Roundabout, towards the Coolagh Roundabout and beyond on the N6 until just before the junction with the Ballybane Road.

This will also be the limit set on the N83 Tuam Road from a point 670m north of its junction with the Castlegar Road, also known as School Road.

The speed limit will be set at 80km/h on the N6 from 100m east of the Kirwan Junction until it meets the Tuam Road.

This is also the limit for the Headford Road from 970m north of the junction with Bothar an Choiste, until the city boundary.

A speed limit of 60km/h is prescribed for the following roads:

  • The Headford Road from 173m north of the Bóthar an Chóiste junction, extending north to 975m from the said junction.
  • The N6 from its junction with the Tuam Road, eastwards to a point 80m from its junction with the Ballybane Road.
  • The N6 from its junction with the Thomas Hynes Road, eastwards to its
    junction with the Seán Mulvoy Road and Headford Road.
  • The Tuam Road from  20, north of its junction with the Castlegar Road (also known as School Road, to a point 670m from said junction.
  • The N59 Moycullen Road from 40m west of its junction with the Circular Road, northwestwards to the City Boundary.

These bye laws also set the speed limit at 30km/h in an area covering the city centre, which can be seen in this map of the proposed limits.

A copy of these bye laws can be inspected at city hall during business hours from Friday, and they are also available online.

Objections to the Draft Bye-Laws may be made to the undersigned in writing or by email to by any person not later than 4:00pm on Monday, April 3.