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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bus and train services for Easter 2018

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Easter Bunny with basket of eggs photo-bombing a picture of a Healy bus in the sunshine
Easter this year is from Friday 30 March  -  Monday 2 April 2018.

Good Friday (the 14th) is a bank holiday but not a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland:  All banks and many public services (eg post-office) are closed, and some other companies treat the day like a public holiday and close anyway.   However most public-transport run normal services, with a few exceptions.

Following a recent law change this is the first year when all pubs, hotel bars and off-licenses are allowed to be open on Good Friday if they usually open on Fridays.   Anecdotal feedback is that most, but not all, will open,

Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday are not public holidays:  usual Sat / Sun timetables generally apply.

Easter Monday is a public holiday and a bank holiday, and in most cases Sunday services will be run.

Information from specific bus and train companies is summarised below.  Always confirm details with the company.  Bookings are recommended, because there are a number of events happening this weekend.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Buses and trains on St Patrick's Day / Weekend, 2018

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Saturday 17th March 2018, St Patrick's Day - Lá Féile Pádraic
is a public holiday in Ireland.  Most public transport services will run a Sunday timetable.    Most towns and cities will have a parade around lunchtime or in the early afternoon: morning public transport services are likely to be busy due to this.

Monday 19th March 2018 is a Bank Holiday, so banks will be closed, but not Public Holiday. However some (not all) businesses, especially ones not usually open on Saturday, will close to give their staff a day's holiday.

Confused?   You will be when you find out what the bus companies are planning!

And the weather service has issued warnings for the weekend: if there is snow, expect some services to be cancelled.


St Pattie's Day parade in Galway Ireland


Friday, February 23, 2018

Weekly Lidl shopping bus for Corrib Village

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NUIG's Student's Union have announced that they are running a free bus from Corrib Village to the Lidl supermarket on the Headford Road on Monday evenings, starting Monday 26 February 2018.

This is similar to the supermarket service which operates in some other Irish cities.

It is only open to students (not yet clear if it's only Corrib Village residents, or if other NUIG students can use it), because it not a licensed public bus service.

The service:
Leaves from Corrib Village at 6pm
Leaves from Lidl at 7.30pm

Presumably it will operate during term-time only.


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Extra buses on Burkes Tuam route 427

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Burkes Buses have announced that they are adding 10 extra services to their timetable, effective from this week.

They have not published the times of the new services as yet,which are presumably 2 per day, Monday - Friday. 

As at now, the services shown on their timetable are:

Tuam to Galway times

07:00
07:20
07:45
*07:50 - to UHG and NUIG
**07:55 - to GMIT during termtimes
*08:30 - to UHG and NUIG
09:05
10:00
10:50
12:00
13:10
14:10
16:10
17:10
18:10 - added Oct 2017
19:10 - added Oct 2017


Galway to Tuam times

08:00
09:05
10:05
10:50
12:10
13:10
14:10
15:30
16:10
16:40
17:10
**17:10
17:40
18:20
19:10
21:10