The Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC), as part of ongoing training will conduct, from time to time, live firing practices on Range No.3 which will necessitate the temporary closure of a 1.6km section of the Hollow Road as part of strict control and safety measures put in place in accordance with Section 274 of the Defence Acts.
The Defence Forces takes all necessary measures to ensure public safety during the firing of live ammunition on its firing ranges. Local alternative routes are available and military personnel are in place at the Hollow Road to advise on short local detours.
Please note that additional dates may be added. On all occasions where an additional date is added above, it will be done so at least a minimum of 48hrs in advance of the temporary road closure itself. Also please note that from time to time cancellations of Firing Practices and the associated temporary road closure may occur.
The Hollow road is a Public Road. The road closure itself involves a 1.6km section of the Hollow Road being closed as part of safety measures effected whilst Range No.3 is in use.
In order to minimize any possible inconvenience to the local populace and effect on school/work traffic, the Hollow road is temporarily closed only between the hours of 10am and 2pm on the days when Range No.3 is in use.
The Defence Forces Training Centre will be conducting Firing Practices on Range No.3 on the following dates:
- Friday 18th October 2019 from 1000hrs to 1400hrs
- Monday 25th November 2019 from 1000hrs to 1400hrs
- Tuesday 21st January 2020 from 1000hrs to 1400hrs