Special Events on Roads

Notices of Proposed Special Events

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Local Councils have been given new powers to close roads or restrict traffic to allow certain events to take place. These might include sporting events such as a Fun Run or Marathon, social events including Street Parties or other forms of entertainment eg concerts held on a public road.

Notices of Proposed Special Events  

The Public Protection, Health and Wellbeing Department has received the following applications in relation to the holding of a Special Event on a public road.

By virtue of the powers conferred on it by Article 8A of and Schedule 3A to the Road Traffic Regulation (NI) Order 1997, the Council gives notice that it is minded to make an Order to temporarily prohibit traffic from the following roads in order to facilitate the following special events:

Name of proposed Special Event Date Time Roads affected Diversonary Routes Written Representations to be made to Council at the address below by:

Antrim Coast Half Marathon - Larne

Saturday 21 March 2020

10am - 2pm

Chaine Memorial Road, Tower Road, Curran Road, Fleet Street, Olderfleet Road, Lodge Road, Coastguard Road, Curran Road, Main Street, Broadway, Upper Main Street, High Street, Pound Street, Victoria Road, Glenarm Road, Curran Road, Bay Road, Chaine Memorial Road, Promenade, Coast Road to Ballygally, Grace Avenue, Grace Avenue North, Croft Road, Cairncastle Road, Coast Road, Promenade, Finish at Larne Leisure Centre

A8 Larne Road / Drumahoe Road – Ballymullock Road – Drumnagreagh Road


Alternatively, Town Centre Traffic heading for the Coast can use Old Glenarm Road – Croft Road - Cairncastle Road if necessary.


Ballymena Belles road race - Glagorm Tuesday 7 April 2020 7pm - 8.30pm Fenaghy Road between Galgorm Court and Raphael Way, Lisnafillan Road and Killane Road Galgorm n/a 5 March 2020
Glenarm Castle Challenge Saturday 11 April 2020 11am - 11.20am

Castle Street and Altmore Street

n/a 26 March 2020
Whitehead 5 mile road race Monday 13 April 2020 1pm - 2.30pm Cable Road and Kings Road Whitehead n/a n/a
Carrickfergus Castle Triathlon Sunday 21 June 2020 11am - 2pm Marine Highway lane 1 closure Lane closure from Victoria Rd to the roundabout at North Rd n/a 26 March 2020
Storming the Castle 10k road race Carrickfergus Sunday 30 August 2020

1pm - 4pm

2pm - 2.30pm

A2 Belfast Road (Lane 1 closure) from Rodgers Quay to Seapark Roundabout

Prince William Way, North Road, St. Brides Street, Albert Road Lancasterian Street, Antrim Street, Joymount Carrickfergus - Map 1 - Map 2

n/a n/a

Persons wishing to make representations to the Council regarding proposals may do so, in writing, to the address below.  Please note the closing date and time for representations on each notice. Representations received after the date will not be considered.

Arrangements can also be made to inspect the application, free of charge, at the Council Offices, in Larne, Ballymena or Carrickfergus by contacting us on the T: 0300 124 5000 or E: licensing@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.