Project Description

The proposed project is 35km in length and will provide a motorway upgrade to the N21 Limerick to Kerry route, in addition to connecting the Port of Foynes to the Motorway network. The project consists of a 15.6km dual carriageway from Foynes to Rathkeale, a 1.9km single carriageway link road to the existing N69 at Askeaton, a 17.5km motorway from Rathkeale to the existing motorway network at Attyflin and a  Service Area for Heavy Goods Vehicles near Foynes.

This project promotes efficient and effective transport links in the Munster region, improving connectivity between Foynes Port, Limerick and the surrounding areas. The project will improve the urban environment of the heritage town of Adare and will increase road capacity, reducing journey times and improving safety for road users.

About Us

Limerick City & County Council in partnership with the Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure Ireland are developing the Foynes to Limerick road (Including Adare Bypass).

Project Background

In 2014, Limerick City and County Council engaged Engineering Consultants to undertake the planning, design and environmental assessment of the proposed development.

In 2016, a route selection report was published, and the design of the proposed development was subsequently progressed.

In December 2019, Limerick City and County Council submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment Report, Natura Impact Statement and Compulsory Purchase Order to An Bord Pleanála for the proposed development.

Following a request from An Bord Pleanála, further information was submitted in September 2020.

A virtual oral hearing was held in February 2021, and a decision on the application is expected in 2022.


Foynes To Limerick Queries ​​​​​​: 

Mid West National Roads Design Office,

Lissanalta House,

Dooradoyle Road,





Telephone:  061 496800 


What Happens Next?
Link to An Bord Pleanála Application available: 

EIAR & NIS here

Motorway / Protected Road / Service Area Schemes here