Cork County Council have issued a road closure order for the main road beyond the Dockyard from Monday, 14th October until the 25th November. (Click here for more details)

All traffic leaving Cobh through Rushbrooke will be diverted via the hill adjacent to the school through to Ballynoe Hill and down to the ferry.

It is envisaged that traffic in the vicinity of the school will be extremely heavy during the closure. Parking will not be permitted on the main road due to the extra volume of traffic.

The safety of school users is a priority for both the school and the contractor carrying out the works. We have had a number of planning meetings with the contractors. The details of the traffic plan to ensure safety around the school is listed below and the school kindly ask for your cooperation.


To Ensure the Safety of Children and School Users During the Road Closure:


  1. Where ever possible, walk to / from school.
  2. Set Down Area: If it is essential for you to drive your child to school please use the set down area at the school gate to drop your child. The contractor staff will enforce the set down area and parking here will not be possible due to the increased traffic. Parking is permitted in the usual spaces on the one-way system as normal.
  3. Cones / Barriers will be placed on the main road hill adjacent to school to slow traffic down and keep children on footpaths. In addition the contractors will install pedestrian fencing near the school.
  4. Alternative Parking: The contractor requests that, where possible, parents who must drive to school, use the Euro Spar carpark and walk from there.
  5. There will be flagmen at strategic locations and junctions to help with road crossings and traffic flow.
  6. Cobh Gardaí and the Traffic Warden will be on hand to ensure road safety.


The school will operate as normal with the usual opening and closing times during the road closure. Questions and observations should be directed to Irish Water and the contractor for the works -Farrans Sorensen Joint Venture.

Their community liaison officer is Lucy Peters, 086 852 3203.

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