R336 road (Ireland)
The R336 road approaching Spiddal
|Length:||83 km (52 mi)|
The R336 road is a regional road in County Galway in Ireland which connects the N59 road at Leenaun beside Killary Harbour – via Inverin – to the N6 and N17 in Galway, 83 kilometres (52 mi) to the southeast (map).
On leaving the picturesque fjord in Killary Harbour at Leenaun, the road travels south between the Maumturk and Partry mountain ranges in Joyce Country and passes through the Irish speaking Gaeltacht district of Connemara, and the villages and towns of Maum (where it meets the R345 road), Maam Cross (where it crosses the N59 again), Screeb (where it meets the R340 road), Kinvara, and Costelloe (where it meets the R343 road), and the R372 road. The R336 then turns east and travels along the shore of Galway Bay, passing through Inverin, Spiddal, Furbo, Barna, Salthill, and Galway, where it joins the N6 and N17 roads.
The government legislation that defines the R336, the Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012 (Statutory Instrument 54 of 2012), provides the following official description:
- R336: Leenaun — An Teach Dóite — An Spidéal, County Galway — Galway
- Between its junction with N59 at Leenaun in the county of Galway and its junction with N6 at Bothan na dTreabh in the city of Galway via Muintir Eoghain Thior, An Mám, Tír na Cille Theas, An Teach Dóite, Dóire Bhanbh, Camas Íochtair, Dóire an Fhéich, Casla, Na Doiriú Theas, Indreabhán, An Spidéal, Bearna and Knockaunacarragh in the county of Galway: Bóthar Bhearna, Knocknacarragh Cross, Salthill Road Upper, Seapoint Promenade, Doctor Colohan Road, Whitestrand Road, Father Griffin Road, Wolfe Tone Bridge, Flood Street, New Dock Street, Merchants Road, (and via Queen Street and Dock Road), Victoria Place, Eyre Square South, Eyre Square East, Prospect Hill (and via Bothar Uí Eithir and Forster Street), Bohermore, Cemetery Cross and Tuam Road in the city of Galway.
A feasibility study report for the R336 produced by Galway County Council in 2009 referred to past studies that identified the road as "seriously deficient in terms of carrying capacity and safety" and further specified the need to improve the section of the R336 from Galway to Rossaveal to national secondary road status.
Public consultations began in 2009 to discuss the plan and whether a new road should be constructed or the existing one improved between Barna and Screeb, a distance of 42 kilometres (26 mi). Construction was expected to begin in 2012 or later.
- S.I. No. 54/2012 — Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012, Irish Statute Book (irishstatutebook.ie), 2012-02-28.
- Feasibility Study Report Galway County Council, pp. 12, 13, 18. February 2009.
- R336 Bearna to Scríb via Ros an Mhíl, First Public Consultation Galway County Council. January 2009.
- R336 Bearna to Scríb via Ros an Mhíl, Second Public Consultation Galway County Council. June 2009.