|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Fenian Street, Shelbourne Road, Anglesea Road|
|Distance:||3.4 km (2.1 miles)|
|Meets:||R118, R111, R824, R138|
The R815 carries traffic around south-east Dublin, forming the small part of an orbital route.
It begins at Lincoln Place, running along Fenian Street and Hogan Place. This section of road seems to have been downgraded in recent years, with Mount Street being signed as the major road instead.
Since 2009, the R815 has picked up the Dublin Outer Orbital Route from Macken Street. Under the Dublin Transportation Study, the current R815 would have given way to a much busier dual carriageway here.
At Macquay's Bridge, the R815 crosses the Grand Canal. The Aviva Stadium stands out in the distance. Here it was proposed to head under the new motorway, and would have become outbound only, with inbound traffic arriving on Northumberland Road.
The road runs through South Lotts, and eventually merges with the more important R118 in Ballsbridge. This section of road is part of the Aviva Stadium traffic management plan.
After multiplexing across the bridge, the R815 reappears to make a final run down Anglesea Road. Despite its function as an important link, this part of the road is narrow and lined with speed humps. The RDS is a major destination along here. After a strange gyratory with Ailesbury Road, the R815 has a very short taste of life as a major dual carriageway, before ending at a junction with the R138 (former N11) in Donnybrook.