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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C
road to baghdad

Open thread: Is your local road as bad as this one?

This is the road travelled by one reader every day is referred to locally as ‘The road to Baghdad’. Can you beat it?

THIS IS THE road travelled by a reader every day.

He tells us that it is the R164 between Moynalty, Co Meath and Kingscourt, Co Cavan and that this picture shows just one small part of the whole road which he describes as “nearly impassable”. He writes:

It is referred to as ‘The road to Baghdad’.

There is another section of the road about two miles long that looks like a minefield. This road is like this about two months now. Somebody actually dumped household rubbish in the holes to fill them up.

Hope you publish this just to show the state of the roads around the country.

We would like to hear from the rest of the country. Is there a road near you that is in as bad a state of disrepair as this road crossing the Meath/Cavan county border?

Send your pictures to or tweet to @thejournal_ie with details of the road name and the location of the section of road photographed. We will collect the photographs and post them in an article to reveal the condition of the road infrastructure in Ireland outside of the main routes.

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