N5

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N5
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From:  Aghadegnan (Longford bypass) (N127772)
To:  Westport (L996844)
Distance:  132.1 km (82.1 miles)
Meets:  N4, R371, R368, N61, R376, R369, R361, R293, N17, N26, R375, R320, R321, N58, R373, N60, R917, R310, R330, N59
Highway Authorities

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Traditional Counties

Longford • Mayo • Roscommon

Approaching Westport on the N5

The N5 – starting at a junction with the N4 on the Longford bypass at Aghadegnan, 2 km northwest of the town centre, and ending in Westport in County Mayo – is a national primary road that connects the midlands of Ireland to the country's central west coast.

Route

The N5 currently starts on the N4 northwest of Longford and follows a recently built western bypass of the town, before turning right at Ballyminion to resume its original route. The road crosses the River Shannon to enter County Roscommon at Terronbarry and runs through Strokestown and Tulsk before turning more towards the northwest and traversing the rural parts of the county. We enter County Mayo along the 13.5-km Ballaghaderreen bypass (opened on 2 September 2014) then cross the N17 Atlantic Corridor Route at a grade-separated junction near Charlestown. There is then a bypass of Swinford, where the N26 heads towards the north of the county, while the N5 turns to run southwesterly to run through Castlebar and onward to Westport, where it ends in the centre of town on the N59 coastal route.

History

The N5 (like the N3) is not a direct descendant of one of the earlier T-roads radiating from Dublin. Instead it consists of a medley of various former T- and L-roads – mostly the T77 as far as Swinford. The route originally ended at Castlebar, with the road from there to Westport being part of the N60, but this final section was renumbered N5 upon being upgraded to national primary status.

The original startpoint of the N5, as classified in 1977, was the top end of Main Street in Longford, which was a part of the N4 at the time. It was moved onto the Longford Western Bypass when that road opened in 2011.

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N5
JunctionsBallyglass Roundabout • Bracklagh Roundabout • Charlotte Brooke Roundabout • Strokestown Roundabout • The Octagon, Westport
CrossingsTermonbarry Bridge
PlacesCastlebar • Charlestown • Longford • Swinford • Westport
MiscellaneousN5/Named Junctions
Related Pictures
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10 Longford bypass - Coppermine - 6562.jpgApproaching Westport, County Mayo - Geograph - 1865264.jpgFigure 2.6.37.pngForest land alongside the N5 east of Charlestown - Geograph - 2710304.jpgN5 Westport Bohola preferred route - Coppermine - 21089.jpg
Other nearby roads
LongfordN4 • N63 • R194 • R198 • R393 • R397 • T15 • T3 • T77
CharlestownN17 • T11 • T77
SwinfordN26 • N57 • R320 • R375 • T77
CastlebarN58 • N60 • N84 • R310 • R311 • R312 • R373 • R917 • T39 • T40
WestportN59 • N60 • R330 • R335 • T39 • T71 • Wild Atlantic Way
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