N81

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N81
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From: Templeogue, Dublin (O114280)
To: Closh Cross (S847656)
Via: Blessington, Tullow
Length: 76.8 km (47.7 miles)
Meets:  M50, R137, R113, R136, R114, R759, R410, R758, R411, R756, R412, R747, R726, R727, R725, N80
Highway Authorities

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Traditional Counties

Carlow • Dublin • Kildare • Wicklow

Route outline (key)
N81 Dublin - Tallaght
N81 Tallaght - Closh
On the N81 south of Blessington

The N81 is a cross-country route running southwest from Dublin via Blessington and Tullow to the N80 at Closh Cross between Carlow and Enniscorthy. Today, however, most traffic between the capital and County Carlow is more likely to take the vastly improved N7 / M7 / M9 route, which runs in roughly the same direction.

The N81 is the only national road emanating from Dublin that is of national secondary rather than national primary status. The first 4-km-long section of the route from its present starting-point of Junction 11 of the M50 – made up of Tallaght Road and Bypass – is, nevertheless, an important outer-suburban dual-carriageway corridor.



N81
JunctionsTallaght Interchange
PlacesBlessington • Dublin • Tallaght
Related Pictures
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Farsided Puffin crossing, Tallaght South Dublin - Coppermine - 16587.jpgFigure 2.4.47.pngM50 from the Tallaght Road junction - Geograph - 477653.jpgStreet scene with statue of Father John Murphy, Tullow - Geograph - 203187.jpgThe Marquis of Downshire's Memorial, Blessington - Geograph - 203190.jpg
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