Resident Information

Body&Soul will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June at Ballinlough Castle. 

The event organisers - in consultation with the emergency services and Westmeath County Council - have issued the following information for local residents.  

Traffic Management

  • As part of the traffic management plan on the weekend, the public will enter the site via the L5525 (Crowenstown Rd) from Delvin via N51. We would ask you to apply caution while travelling on the road that day. Crowenstown road and the L5530 along the front entrance to the Castle and the Ballinlough Slip road from Clonmellon will have checkpoints and it would be advised to use these routes for local access only to avoid delays. There is a road closure in place from the junction of the L5530 with the N52 to the junction of the L5530 with the lower Kilrush road. Local access is permitted.
  • Road closure will operate from 9am Friday to 6pm Monday. Crowenstown road will also be operating as a one-way system on Friday only.
  • The public car park will be open from 9am and the campsites will open from 12pm to facilitate the flow of traffic.
  • The festival arenas will close on Sunday night and the campsites will close by 2pm on Monday.
  • Please expect delays on Crowenstown road all day Friday and on Monday until 4pm travelling from the N51 direction. We would ask that Farm machinery avoid using Crowenstown road during these times. Gardai will be monitoring traffic throughout the weekend.
  • We hope that the festival traffic will not cause you any undue inconvenience.

From Westmeath County Council

To facilitate the holding of the Body & Soul Festival, the L5530 from its junction with the N52 to its junction with the L5544 Kilrush Road will be closed to public traffic from 9:00 am on Friday 21 June to 6:00 pm on Monday 24 June. 

Alternative Route Available: N52 to Killua, then the L5544 to its junction with the L5530 at Kilrush Upper, and vice versa.

Road closure shown in red & diversion route (AB) shown in blue.

Local access arrangements will be in place and all diversions will be signposted.

Note: Road closures will be staffed throughout the duration of the closure by event security personnel.

Environmental Management

  • An independent Acoustic Consultant will monitor noise levels throughout the event in accordance with the ‘Code of Practice on environmental Noise at Concerts’. Given the nature of the event there will be some noise audible from the festival site. The main stages will close on Friday - at 2am, Saturday - at 2am, and Sunday - at 12am. There is an element of Campsite entertainment which runs later on over the weekend under the control of the Gardaí and event organizers so we hope this causes you minimal disturbance as possible.
  • The promoter has made a commitment that the music will not be audible off site from midnight Sunday out of respect for those in the local area who need to get up early Monday morning.
  • A waste management contractor will ensure that the venue and immediate surrounds are monitored and cleaned throughout the event.
  • Cleaning operatives will monitor and remove litter from the festival perimeter each concert day and then a full clean to take place on Monday after the event. Please call the Resident Hotline (below) or email if you come across litter issues which may be due to the festival in the locality and we will address it.

Public Disorder

  • In relation to any public disorder incidents that take place outside the grounds of Ballinlough Castle (e.g. festival goers misbehaving / disrespecting local property), this is a Garda matter and should be reported to your local Garda Station.
  • Delvin Garda number is 086 858 3049. If unavailable, call Mullingar control centre on 044 938 4000.
  • In an emergency, call 999.

The event organisers would like to thank the local community for its ongoing support and cooperation.