|To:||New Ross (S732266)|
|Distance:||33.2 km (20.6 miles)|
|Meets:||N11, R702, R730, R735, R729, R700, N25|
|Former Number(s):||T7, N79|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts in the middle of Enniscorthy on the N11 near the castle, at a horrendously overloaded junction and heads south through the town before crossing the River Urrin and heading out into the countryside up to the edge of the River Barrow. It then turns left to follow the river into New Ross, diverting away from the town centre on what passes for a Ring Road to meet the N25.
What's now the N30 was originally mostly part of the T7 route from Dublin to Waterford (which also used parts of the N11 and N25). Upon classification of N roads, it became the N79 until upgraded to National Primary status in 1994.
The original route in New Ross ran further into town on what's now the R700.
A bypass of Enniscorthy to the West is currently under construction, which will meet with the N80 at its current terminus. The N30 will then be extended down a new link road to the M11 bypass of Enniscorthy. The bypass will be single carriageway with the link road reduced dual carriageway.
A bypass of New Ross to the East is currently under construction. This will meet with the N25 at a new interchange from which the N25 will bypass New Ross on a new bridge. This will be entirely reduced dual carriageway.
This will leave the village of Clonroche as the only settlement to pass through and a generally quite high quality route.