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Ballymascanlan Interchange

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Ballymascanlan Interchange
Acomhal Bhaile Mhic Scanláin
Location Map ( geo)
N1 Border-Dundalk 15th June 2007 - Coppermine - 12993.JPG
Approaching the junction heading south in 2007
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Faughart Lower
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Junction Type
Modified dumbbell
Roads Joined
M1, N1, R132, R173
Junctions related to the R132
Junctions related to the R172

The Ballymascanlan Interchange – actually situated in Faughart Lower rather than Ballymascanlan, and also referred to as the Carlingford exit – is Junction 18 of the M1 / N1.

The interchange comprises three linked roundabouts, the southern, larger one at the terminus of the Dundalk Eastern bypass is named the Ballymascanlan Roundabout, with the one to the east where the southbound N1 offslip meets the R132 is named Major's Hollow Roundabout, and the one to the north the Faughart Roundabout.


There has long been at junction at this point, as it makes a convenient point north of Dundalk Bay to join the route around the Cooley Peninsula. In the 18th century, what is today the L3097 was the main road from Dundalk to Newry.

Subsequently, the later N1 became the main route and this was improved over the years. In the 1980s, the R172 joined the N1 at an improved Y-shaped junction at this point. With the completion of the Dundalk Inner Relief road in 1996, a roundabout was constructed here.

With the construction of the Dundalk bypass section of the M1, the existing roundabout become one side of a dumbbell junction. At this time, the connection to the original N1 towards Dundalk was severed. Access to Newry Road, Dundalk, is now from another roundabout 600 m along the relief road, which was upgraded to D2 (dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction) between the two roundabouts.

From 2005 to 2007 traffic rejoined the original N1 at this junction. In 2007 the high-quality dual-carriageway N1 was completed and traffic flowed through this junction to and from Newry.


Route To Notes


Droichead Átha DROGHEDA · Áth Cliath DUBLIN


(A1) An tIúr NEWRY · Béal Feirste BELFAST


Dún Dealgan DUNDALK


Gleann na bhFiach RAVENSDALE Former N52


Baile Mhic Scanláin BALLYMASCANLAN ·
For R175 An Grianfort GREENORE




Fochaird Íochtarach FAUGHART LOWER

Ballymascanlan Interchange
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Geograph-1905200-by-Eric-Jones.jpgA1 signed south of the border - Coppermine - 978.JPGOld end of ROI M1.JPGADS for the last M1 junction heading north. - Coppermine - 14363.JPG20161227-1523 - Ballymascanlan Roundabout - 54.0359306N 6.3852331W.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Junctions on the M1 and N1
Turnapin • 2 Cloghran • Airport • 3 Drinan • 4 Lissenhall • 5 Rowans Road • 6 Balbriggan • 7 Gormanston • 8 & 9 Drogheda South • 10 Drogheda North • 11 Monasterboice • 12 Hammondstown • 13 Mooremount • 14  Charleville • 15 Drumleck • 16 Southern Link • 17 Castleblayney Road • 18 Ballymascanlan (Ballymascanlan Roundabout • Faughart Roundabout • Major's Hollow) • 19 Feede Cross • 20 Flurrybridge

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