From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|To:||Moy Bridge, Co. Monaghan (H662510)|
|Length:||146 km (90.7 miles)|
|Meets:||M50, N51, N52, N53, N54, N12, A5|
|Ardee • Monaghan •|
|Route outline (key)|
The N2 starts at the Finglas Interchange with the M50 and runs northwest past the Airport logistics park. This part is dual carriageway and motorway as it bypasses Ashbourne. The dualling ends at the Rath Roundabout north of the town and the original course of the road is rejoined.
There's a straight run to Slane, crossing the N51, after which the N2 heads to the east of Mount Oriel to enter Ardee. There's a short multiplex with the N52 through the town, and the N33 - which today carries the majority of traffic from Dublin via the M1 (Republic of Ireland) - joins from the right.
The N2 then heads up to Castleblayney, which is bypassed to the west with a good quality single carriageway road, before a sharp turn to the left as it heads towards Monaghan. There's a bypass round the town to the east, at the end of which the N12 and N54 run right and left, respectively.
After this, the N2 heads north up to the border with Northern Ireland at Moy Bridge. The rest of the road to Omagh, Strabane and Derry is the A5.