Collision involving cattle on M7 this morning

The M7 Limerick-Dublin motorway was closed for a time this morning (Friday, June 29), following a collision that involved cattle.

The incident occurred in the northbound lane of the motorway between Roscrea and Monegall on the Tipperary/Offaly border, according to AA Roadwatch.

AA Roadwatch’s Twitter account tweeted about the incident, saying: “M7 closed northbound due to collision.”

This was followed by a tweet from the account to say the motorway section had reopened.

According to a spokesperson for an Garda Siochana, Gardai were called to an incident on the M7 this morning between Roscrea and Moneygall.

A jeep along with a cattle trailer came into difficulty and the cattle became free on the M7.

The scene has been cleared and all roads are reopen, the spokesperson added.

2 cattle collisions in 2 days

This is the second collision involving cattle in as many days, following the news yesterday that a train was involved in a collision with a herd of cows in Co. Offaly.

Revealing the news on its Twitter page, Iarnrod Eireann announced that a cross-country train going from Heuston to Galway was involved in the incident.

The accident occurred not far from Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

In tweets, the national railway service provider said: “15:35 Heuston Galway has hit a herd of cows near Tullamore. Expect significant delays to this service and all Galway/Westport services as a result. Update to follow.”

This was followed with an update some 20 minutes later, adding: “Significant delays expected to Galway and Westport services for the remainder of the evening due to a herd of cows hit on the line near Tullamore.”