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N1

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N1
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Turnapin (O178415)
To:  Carrickcarnan (border) (J071171)
Via:  Dundalk
Distance:  89.9 km (55.9 miles)
Meets:  M1, N52, R132, R173, R174, A1
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Traditional Counties

Dublin • Louth • Meath

Route outline (key)
N1 Central Dublin - Whitehall‎, Dublin
(M50) Whitehall‎, Dublin - M50 J3
M1 M50 J3 - Dundalk
N1 Dundalk - The Border

The N1 is the principal road running north from Dublin to the border with Northern Ireland.

N1 Jonesborough junction.
The final exit of the N1, north of Dundalk, near the border.

As with all national roads in the Republic of Ireland, sections of the route may be classified as motorway, and in such cases the national road number is retained, but the prefix letter is changed from N to M to indicate this status. Thus while almost all of the N1 is today classified as motorway (and is therefore signed as M1), the M1 remains, legally and administratively, a part of the overall N1.

The N1 originally began in the very heart of Dublin, at the northern end of O'Connell Bridge over the Liffey, but since 2012 its starting point has been moved north to the Turnapin Interchange (J1 of the M1 / J3 of the M50), and from here the road is classed as a motorway all the way to Junction 18 (Carlingford). Only the final nine kilometres from there to Carrickcarnan and the border between Counties Louth and Armagh retain non-motorway status and are therefore still signed "N1"). Most of the remainder of the original, pre-motorway, route of the N1 through Drogheda and Dundalk has been reclassified as of regional status, principally as the R132.

The current route comprises 26.6 km in Fingal, 14.3 km in Meath, and 49 km in Louth.

N1 old road sign.
Many signs in Dublin still call the old road the N1.

Over time there have been various attempts to create a new route north out of Dublin. One of the most promising was put forward in 1971, and suggested a motorway running north from Croke Park (at Croke Park it would have merged with another motorway running to Grand Canal Dock and beyond). Although there is only limited information available on this, it's logical to assume that, had this been built, it would have become part of the N1/M1. Instead, the closest any motorway ever got was the Santry Bypass.

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A1 signed south of the border - Coppermine - 978.JPGBefore the ramp onto N1 - Note no number - Coppermine - 19854.JPGExit Sign - Coppermine - 18772.jpgN1 Border-Dundalk 15th June 2007 - Coppermine - 12990.JPGN1 Border-Dundalk 15th June 2007 - Coppermine - 12987.JPG
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