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Irish Road Signs & Road Markings

 

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 Irish Motorway Signs

Motorway Ahead road sign
Motorway Begins road sign
Approaching End of Motorway 500m road sign
End of Motorway road sign
Motorway Ahead.
These regulations apply.
Motorway Begins
Approaching End of Motorway 500m
End of Motorway

 Pointsman (Gardai) & Hand Signals

To beckon traffic approaching from the front hand signal
To halt traffic approaching from  behind hand signal
To halt traffic approaching from front and behind hand signal
To halt traffic approaching from the front hand signal

To beckon traffic approaching from the front.

To halt traffic approaching from behind.
To halt traffic approaching from front and behind.
To halt traffic approaching from the front
I am going to slow down or stop hand signal
I am going to move out, or turn to my right hand signal
I am going to turn left, Anti-clockwise rotation hand signal
<---- Hand Signals Given to Other Traffic
 I am going to slow down or stop
I am going to move out, or turn to my right.

I am going to turn left, Anti-clockwise rotation.

I am turning right hand signal to a pointsman
I am turning left hand signal to a pointsman
I am going straight ahead hand signal to a pointsman
<--- Hand Signals Given To a Pointsman
 I am turning right.
I am turning left.

I am going straight ahead.

 Irish Regulatory Signs

clearway or no parking regulatory sign
No Entry regulatory sign
No Right Turn regulatory sign
No Left Turn regulatory sign
Clearway,No Parking
No Entry
No Right Turn
No Left Turn
No Overtaking regulatory sign
Height Restriction, No Vehicles higher than 4.4
          meters regulatory sign
Height Restriction, No Vehicles higher than 4.4 meters regulatory sign
No U-Turn regulatory sign
No Overtaking
Weight Restriction.No vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes
Height Restriction, No Vehicles higher than 4.4 meters
No U-Turn
Parking Allowed here regulatory sign
No Parking regulatory sign
Taxi Pick up regulatory sign
Pedestrian Street,No Vehicles Allowed regulatory sign
Parking Allowed here
No Parking
Taxi Pick up
Pedestrian Street,No Vehicles Allowed
Yield Right of Way regulatory sign
Yield Right of Way in Irish regulatory sign
Stop regulatory sign
Caution, School Warden, School Children sign
Yield Right of Way
Yield Right of Way,
in Irish, normally found in Gaeltacht areas
Eh… Stop!.
Caution, School Warden, School Children

 Irish Warning Signs

Dangerous Corner to the left
Dangerous Bend to the left.
Series of Dangerous Corners
Series of Dangerous Bends.
Crossroads of Equal importance.
Prepare to give way..
Junction to the Left of Equal Importance
Tee Junction Ahead of Equal Importance.
Prepare to give way..
Junction ahead of Equal Importance, Prepare to give way..
advance warning of Crossroads Ahead, Junction to the left and right road sign
advance warning of Minor road Junction to the left road sign
advance warning of Dangerous Corner ahead with junction to the right road sign
advance warning of Dangerous Bend ahead with junction to the right right road sign
Crossroads Ahead, Junction to the left and right.
Minor road Junction to the left
Dangerous Corner ahead with junction to the right.
Dangerous Bend ahead with junction to the right
advance warning of Staggered Junction,Roads of  Equal Importance road sign
advance warning of Staggered Junction, Minor Roads to the left then right road sign
advance warning of Roundabout Ahead road sign
advance warning of Major Junction Ahead with minor road straight through, marked by a stop or yield road sign
Staggered Junction,
Roads of  Equal Importance to the left then right.
Staggered Junction, Minor Roads to the left then right
Roundabout Ahead
Major Junction Ahead with minor road straight through, marked by a stop or yield
Major Junction Ahead, marked by a stop or yield sign
Dual Carriageway Ahead with minor road straight through
Dual Carriageway Ahead.
Obey the stop sign
Humpback Bridge or sharp rise ahead
Sharp Depression Ahead, No Overtaking
Series of Bumps or Hollows Ahead, No Overtaking
Steep Descent Ahead
Steep Assent Ahead
Road Narrows Dangerously Ahead,eg.. a bridge
Roadworks Ahead,
Men at work.
Slippery Stretch of  Road Ahead
Advance Waning Of Children,School or built up area
Height Restriction, low bridge
Unguarded level Crossing, No lifting Barriers
Unprotected Canal/River or Quay
Advance Warning Of Traffic Lights Ahead
Eh… Road Flooded
Doh! Road Blocked
Two Way Traffic
Approaching End Of Dual Carriageway
Level Crossing Ahead, Guarded With Lights And Lifting Barriers
Merging Traffic from the left
Merging and Diverging Traffic from the left
Danger,Road Narrows Ahead on the Left
Danger, Road Narrows Ahead
Keep Left of Traffic Island
Danger! Overhead Powerlines
Mini Roundabout Ahead
Beware Of Horses Ahead
Beware Of  livestock Crossing Ahead
Beware of Deer Ahead
Level Crossing Guarded By Gates or lifting Barriers
Caution Children Ahead, School Or Residential Area, Children at play
Tunnel Ahead
Caution, Trams, Prepare to give way to them
Danger of  Strong Crosswinds
Dangerous Corner Ahead
Traffic Light Signals: 1. Proceed this way with caution. 2: Go… If safe to do so.
3: Proceed this way… If  safe to do so. 4: Stop 5: Where applicable, Steady Amber means prepare to stop. Flashing Amber means proceed with caution.

 Irish Roadworks Signs

Roadworks Ahead, Men at Work.
End of Roadworks
Two way Traffic
Traffic Crossover to the Right hand side.
Traffic Crossover to the Left hand side.
Works in the middle of carriageway, Pass on the left.
Merging with oncoming Traffic after works.
Road Narrows Ahead on Left Due to Works.
Road Narrows Ahead on Right Due to Works.
Road Narrows Ahead on Left and Right Due to Works.
Uneven Surface Ahead.
Danger, Loose Chippings.
No Through Road on left, Traffic to pass on right hand side.
Pointsman Ahead. Obey Signals Given.
Works Controlled by Traffic Lights.
Eh.. Go!
Stop..
Follow Detour.
 
Follow Traffic Diversion Ahead.
No Through Road, “cul de sac”
Hospital.
 

 Irish Road Markings & Common Signage

All Traffic Must keep to the Left of the line, No Overtaking.

All Traffic Must Not Cross Unless Safe To Do So.
Hard Shoulder, Broken Yellow Line
No Entry Road Markings.
Box Junction.
All Traffic Must Not Cross Unless Safe, Continuous white line Ahead.
All Traffic Must keep to The left of the line. No Overtaking.
One line changes to broken ahead.

No Parking at any time.

No Parking during Business Hours.

Bus Lane
Contraflow bus lane
Pedestrian Crossing,” Zebra Crossing”
With Flow Bus Lane
Contraflow Bus Lane
Keep Left.
Keep Right

Pass Either Side (Keep Left or Right depending on lane in use)

Straight Ahead Only.
Turn Right Only.
Turn Left Only.
 
Proceed To the Left Only.
Proceed To The Right Only.
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