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Finglas Interchange

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Finglas Interchange
Acomhal Fhionnghlaise
Location Map ( geo)
Approaching Junction 5 on the M50 - Geograph - 1068159.jpg
Approaching the exit on the M50
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Balseskin / Kildonan
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Junction Type
Opening Date
Roads Joined
M50, N2, R135
Junctions related to the R135

Finglas Interchange is junction 1 of the N2 and junction 5 of the M50.

This was originally built as just a roundabout junction. It met the N2, which was single carriageway to the north and dual carriageway to the south.

In 2006, the N2 north of here received a significant upgrade, with it now connecting to the M2. With this came two new left-turn lanes, and a large increase in traffic.

The Finglas Interchange itself received a major upgrade, which was finished in 2010. In 2012, the N2 south of here was downgraded to R135. The new, elaborate junction is fully free-flow, except for routes heading south, as traffic needs to prepare for the Charlestown crossroads.

The original plan for the M50 had no junction here, with North Road passing under the M50 without an interchange. Instead a new road to Ashtown would have met the M50 just west of here. A drawing dated 1973 showed this as a cloverleaf.


Route To Notes


Ó Thuaidh NORTHBOUND · Calafort Átha Cliath DUBLIN PORT


Ó Dheas SOUTHBOUND · Dún Laoghaire


Cill Dhéagláin ASHBOURNE · Doire DERRY


Fionnghlas FINGLAS · An Lár CITY CENTRE Old N2



Finglas Interchange
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N2 southbound approaching the M50 - Coppermine - 4094.JPGApproaching Junction 5 on the M50 - Geograph - 1068159.jpgProposed N2 layout - Coppermine - 11284.jpgM50 northbound approaching N2 - Coppermine - 23172.jpgFinglas Interchange aerial.jpg
Junctions on the N2
1 Finglas Interchange  • 2 Cherryhound  • 3 Ashbourne  • 4 Rath Roundabout  • McGruder's Cross Roads • Fennor Cross Roads • Blakestown Cross • Carrickmacross Road Roundabout • Corlat Roundabout  • Annahagh Roundabout  • Coolshannagh Roundabout
Junctions on the M50
City  • 2 Coolock  • 3 Turnapin  • 4 Ballymun  • 5 Finglas  • 6 Blanchardstown  • 7 Palmerstown  • 9 Red Cow  • 10 Ballymount  • 11 Tallaght  • 12 Scholarstown  • Ballycullen • 13 Ballinteer  • 14 Sandyford  • 15 Carrickmines  • 16 Laughanstown  • 17 Junction 17

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