Roads in the north west ranked among most dangerous in the country

Roads in the north west region have been ranked as some of the most dangerous in the country.

The route along the N16, the bridge over the Glenfarne River, in Co. Leitrim, which is 1.1km west of the junction with R281 has been ranked as the 19th most dangerous blackspot nationally with 188 recorded collisions in the area.

The findings come from Gamma Location Intelligence which provides such information to insurance companies and local authorities.

The most dangerous route in Ireland is a section of the Clifden to Leenaun route in West Galway along the N59 with 1,131 recorded incidents.

Galway county has the most roads listed in the top 20 with 8 entries.

The report also highlighted the most dangerous road segments nationally, with mentions in Sligo and Donegal.

The N56 by the bridge over the Clady River by the junction on R258 is the worst most dangerous with 125 crashes, Duck Street in Sligo town centre with 164 incidents