Gardaí release plan for Shane Lowry homecoming in Offaly this evening 1 year ago

Gardaí release plan for Shane Lowry homecoming in Offaly this evening

Will you be there to welcome Shane home?

Newly-minted major-winner and proud Offalyman Shane Lowry will make his official homecoming with the prestigious Claret Jug this evening.

Lowry turned in an imperious performance at The Open in Portrush this weekend, sealing his first ever major win.

There's certainly been lots of revelry in the Lowry camp since the win - including his magnificent grandmother - and this evening is your opportunity to get in on the action, starting at 6pm in Clara, Offaly.

An Garda Síochána has advised any travelling patrons that there will be no shuttle bus from the rail station to The Green in the centre of Clara Town, and provided info for those driving to the event.

"Traffic approaching from Tullamore/Portlaoise direction will be diverted at Kilmucklin Cross toward parking area at Clara GAA Grounds. Traffic approaching from the Kilbeggan direction will travel directly to the main parking area at Clara GAA Grounds.

"Patrons travelling from a Westerly direction Athlone/Moate will be directed towards parking in O’Keefes Field at the approach to Clara town (approximately 200 meters from site). Patrons approaching from Ferbane/Ballycumber will be directed towards parking in GAA Field on Ballycumber Road (approx half a kilometre from site)."

The town has been pedestrianised since 3pm this afternoon.