Road Closures for Special Events

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



Roads affected

Diversionary Routes

Written Representations to be made to Council at the address below by:

TV Filming

12, 13, 14 March 2024

19, 20, 21 March 2024
8am - 6pm The Vennel, Altmore St, Toberwine St & Castle St Glenarm – traffic control


26 February 2024

Carrickfergus Artisan Market

Saturday 2 March 2024 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Saturday 4 May 2024

Saturday 1 June 2024

Saturday 6 July 2024

Saturday 3 August 2024

Saturday 7 September 2024

Saturday 5 October 2024

11am - 3pm

Market Place Carrickfergus N/A 26 February 2024

Golden Mile fun run

Saturday 23 March 2024 11.30am – 1.30pm St Patricks Barracks Link Rd Ballymena  N/A 26 February 2024

Ballymena Belles road race

Tuesday 9 April 2024

6.45pm – 8.30pm

Fenaghy Road, Galgorm Road, Killane Road, Lisnafillon Road, Russellstown Road Galgorm N/A 26 February 2024

Larne AC 10 mile road race

Saturday 13 April 2024 9.45am – 11am A2 Coast Road Larne – Glenarm Road to Drumnagreagh Road  Old Glenarm Road, Croft Road, Bustin Brae Road and Drumnagreagh Road  26 February 2024

Carrick Castle Triathlon

Sunday 2 July 2024 6am -12.30pm A2 Marine Highway Carrickfergus (lane closure) N/A 26 February 2024

Storm the Castle 10k road race

Sunday 18 August 2024

1.30pm – 1.45pm

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Prince William Way, North Road, Albert Road, Lancastrian Street Joymount: approx.

A2 Belfast Road(lane closure)

N/A 26 February 2024

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: