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Travel Advise-Shannon Airport and Cardiff
5 May 2008, 1:00 pm
For Munster fans traveling from Shannon to Cardiff over the coming days Shannon Airport authority and the Cardiff Council are offering the following useful tips to make your travel experience as pleasant as possible.
Shannon Airport

Because of the large numbers of passengers expected on Friday 23rd May and Saturday morning, 24th May, they are advising that those traveling to the airport by car allow sufficient time for parking in the remote car parks which will be in use on these days.

Passengers should plan to turn up at check-in 2 hours prior to flight departure.

In order to avoid delays at security screening, ensure that no prohibited items are in your possession and familiarise yourself with the restrictions concerning the carriage of liquids, gels & pastes.

Departing passengers should note that a new hot food outlet is now open in the Departures Lounge, after security screening.

Shannon Airport wishes the Munster rugby team all the best in next Saturday's Heineken Cup final.

Cardiff City

24/5/08 (Saturday) Heineken Cup, Munster v Toulouse
Kick-off - 5:00pm
Expected Crowd - 74,000

Park & Ride sites accessed from J33 of the M4 -
Cost ?10/car
All P&R customers should be advised to follow the signage to the available site at the time of their arrival.

General spectators Coaches, Bristol & Birmingham Airport Coaches will leave the M4 at J32 & use the Civic centre, Cardiff Airport Coaches will access the city from the west via the A4232 and use Taffs Mead Embankment for drop-off / pick-up with parking available in Lloyd George Ave.

The car park will have a staff presence from 9:00am, will open at 9:00am, with the first bus at 9:00am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 9:00pm, with the car park closing at 9:30pm.

There will be a full road closure from 3:00pm - 8:00pm.

The following roads will be closed:
Between 3:00pm & 8:00pm Kingsway from its junction with North Rd / Boulevard de Nantes to its junction with Duke St.

Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Rd to its junction with Westgate St.

Tudor St from its junction with Clare Rd to its junction with Wood St (access for residents & traders will be permitted)

Plantagenet St & Beauchamp St from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor St (access for residents & traders will be permitted)

The following roads will be closed in their entirety - Duke St, Castle St, High St, St.Mary St, Caroline St, Wood St, Central Sq, Westgate St, Quay St, Guildhall Pl, Golate, Park St, Havelock St & Scott Rd.

Between 6am & 9:00pm King Edward VII from its abutment with Boulevard-de-Nantes to its junction with Corbett Road

Museum Ave from its junction with Gorsedd Gardens to its junction with Corbett Road

City Hall Road / College Road from their junction with Museum Avenue to their junctions with North Road

Taffs Mead Embankment and Pendyris Street, permitting access for residents.

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