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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New direct bus service between Galway City and Killarney

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Note: See latest Killarney announcements for updates about this service.






CityLink have announced that they will be running an express coach service between Galway City and Killarney, Co Kerry, from Friday 30 May 2014.


Timetable and route

Services will run between the Galway Coach Station and East Avenue in Killarney, with only one pickup / drop-off stop at GMIT in Dublin Rd, Galway.

Initially there will be two services each day in each direction, at 8:30am and 5:30pm.

Expected journey time is 2 hours 45 minutes.


Fares

Sample fares are:
  • Adult - online booking: €25 single, €40 return
  • Adult - walk-up: €30 single, €50 return

There is an introductory on-line-only fare of €9.95 each way - conditions apply.

See the Citylink bus-fare page for other options.


Other options

Currently no other company runs a direct service on this route.

Bus and train services for the June bank holiday, 2014

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Monday 2 June 2014 

is a 
Public / Bank Holiday 

in Ireland.



City Buses

Bus Éireann and City Direct will run their their standard Sunday and public holiday city services in Galway on Monday 3rd

Regional Buses

Most regional and national public transport services will run their standard Sunday-timetable service on both Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd on June.

However:
  • Bus Éireann will run regular regional / national services on Sunday 1st, except that one Dundalk / Galway / return service is cancelled.  Details.
  • On Monday 3rd, Bus Éireann will operate to a Sunday timetable, but with  a number of service alternations (phrased as cancellations and alternative services.   See their announcement for details.
  • Bus Feda   on Sunday and Mon will operate their normal Sunday service with some changes to the normal Sunday timetables - details.
  • BusLink will operate their Bank Holiday timetable, including NightLink buses on the evening of Sunday 1st.

Trains

Irish Rail will operate:
  • A Sunday service on 1 June - with two cancellations that affect Galway
  • A Monday service on 2 June, with a number of cancellations that affect Galway

See their published timetable for details.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Buses to Garth Brooks in Dublin in July 2014

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Garth Brooks is in concert in Croke Park, Dublin on from  25-29 July 2014.

The following companies are providing services from Galway city:
  • Reaneys of Galway - bus from Galway city via (stops to be advised) in conjunction with OMG / Zhivago.
  • Concert Bus services from
    Galway via Athlone, and
    Ennis via Gort, Loughrea and Ballinasloe
  • Irish Rail - are running an extra return train from Dublin (Heuston Station) to Galway via Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Athenry, Oranmore

Check with the company for timetable, booking and departure / pickup points.  Likely departure points include:

For concerts, return services generally leave 30-60 minutes after the concert ends, from the same place where the bus drops you off.


Services from other towns and cities

  • Kelly Travel - services from
    Limerick, via Dallys Cross, Birdhill, Nenagh, Toonevara, Roscrea, Moneygall, and Mountrath
    Tipperary, via Golden and Cashel
    Cork City, via Mitchesltown, Cahir and Portalaoise
  • Irish Concert Travel - services from
    Sligo, via Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford and Mullingar
    Letterkenny via Stranorlar
    Donegal Town via Ballyshannon and Cavan
    Castlebar via Claremorris and Roscommon
  • ConcertBus services from
    Castlebar via Castlerea, Roscommon, Longford and Mullingar, and
    Cavan via Virginnia, Kells and Navan
  • Irish Rail - are running an extra return train from Dublin (Heuston Station) to Cork via Limerick Junction, Charleville and Mallow
  • Marleys are running a bus from Portlaoise
  • J&K Coaches are providing services from mid-Ulster (early booking recommended to ensure the bus runs).
  • Buses to Concerts are providing several services from Belfast, Lisburn, Banbridge & Newry
  • Coaches to Concerts - from Belfast, Lisburn and Banbridge   (nb, This a different operator from to Buses to Concerts)
  • CoolDiscs are running services from Belfast via Derry, Strabane,Omagh.   (Early booking recommended to ensure the bus runs.)
  • Translink are running extra trains to/from Newry, Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast

Other services will be added to this list as they become available.    Please leave a comment below if you would like a service listed.


Local services in Dublin

Executive Express are running shuttle buses will run from
  • Bewleys, Leopardstown, Stillorgan Park Hotel & Bewleys, Ballsbridge.
  • Bewleys Hotel, Newlands Cross.

Buses to the Kings of Leon, July 2014 in Dublin

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The Kings on Leon, supported by Dublin band Kodaline  are in concert in Marley Park in Dublin on Friday 4 July 2014.

The following companies are providing return bus or coach services from Galway city:

Check with the company for timetable, booking and departure / pickup points.  Likely departure points include:

For concerts, return services generally leave 30-60 minutes after the concert ends, from the same place where the bus drops you off.   Festival arrangements are sometimes slightly different.


Services from other towns and cities

  • Kelly Travel - services from
    Limerick, via Dallys Cross, Birdhill, Nenagh, Toonevara, Roscrea, Moneygall, and Mountrath
    Tipperary, via Golden and Cashel
    Cork City, via Mitchesltown, Cahir and Portalaoise
  • Irish Concert Travel (Fureys of Sligo) - services from
    Sligo via Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford, Mullingar;
    Castlebar via Claremorris | Castlerea | Roscommon
    Letterkenny | Ballybofey | Monaghan | Castleblaney
    Donegal Town | Ballyshannon | Cavan
  • ConcertBus are running services from
    Castlebar via Castlerea, Roscommon, Longford and Mullingar, and
    Cavan via Virginnia, Kells and Navan
  • Marleys are running a bus from Portlaoise
  • Translink are running a special bus from/via Belfast (Europa Bus Station)
  • Buses to Concerts are running a bus from Belfast, Lisburn, Banbridge & Newry (exact stops to be confirmed - phone for details)
  • CoolDiscs are running services from Belfast via Derry,Strabane,Omagh

Local services in Dublin



    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Bus and train services for One Direction, Dublin, May 2014

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    One Direction are in concert in Croke Park, Dublin on Friday 23, 24 and 25 May 2014.

    The following companies are providing return bus or coach services from Galway city:
    • Reaneys of Galway - from Galway city via Loughrea , Ballinasloe and Athlone, in conjunction with OMG/Zhivago. For this concert, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, and no alcohol is allowed on the coach.
    • ConcertBus services from Galway via Athlone, and from Ennis via Gort, Loughrea and Ballinasloe
    • Bus Éireann will be running a special service, but it will go to and from Busarus (Dublin Bus Station) only, not to the special drop-off area at Croke Park.   (And it costs more than their regular Galway / Dublin City service)

    Check with the company for timetable, booking and departure / pickup points.  Likely departure points include:

    For concerts, return services generally leave 30-60 minutes after the concert ends, from the same place where the bus drops you off.


    Services from other towns and cities

    • Kelly Travel - services from
      Limerick, via Dallys Cross, Birdhill, Nenagh, Toonevara, Roscrea, Moneygall, and Mountrath
      Tipperary, via Golden and Cashel
      Cork City, via Mitchesltown, Cahir and Portalaoise
    • Irish Concert Travel - services from
      Sligo via Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford, Mullingar;
      Letterkenny | Stranorlar
      Donegal Town | Ballyshannon | Cavan
      Castlebar | Claremorris | Roscommon
      Donegal, Mayo and Cork - details TBA
    • ConcertBus services from
      Castlebar via Castlerea, Roscommon, Longford and Mullingar, and
      Cavan via Virginnia, Kells and Navan
    • Irish Rail are running late trains - tickets include a Luas connection to the city centre
      12:30am Dublin Heuston to Galway stopping at Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Athenry, and Oranmore
      12:40am Dublin Heuston to Cork/Limerick stopping Limerick Jct. (inc Limerick connection), Charleville, and Mallow
    • Translink are running
      Bus / coach services from/via Belfast (Europa and Foyle Street), Strabane, Omagh
      Extra trains to/from Newry, Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast
    • Buses to Concerts are providing several services from Belfast, Lisburn, Banbridge & Newry
    • Coaches to Concerts - from Belfast, Lisburn and Banbridge   (nb, This a different operator from to Buses to Concerts)
    • CoolDiscs are running services from Belfast via Derry,Strabane,Omagh,

    Other services will be added to this list as they become available.    Please leave a comment below if you would like a service listed.


    Local services in Dublin

    • Executive Express are running shuttle services from
      Bewleys Leopardstown, Stillorgan Park Hotel & Bewleys, Ballsbridge.
      Bewleys Hotel, Newlands Cross

      Monday, May 5, 2014

      CityLink Galway / Dublin bus fare increases

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      CityLink have announced that fares will increase from Friday 9 May 2014, on their Galway / Dublin services (express, multi-stop and eireagle.com).

      Examples of the new fares:
      • Adult single Galway to Dublin City - online €12 single, €22 return
      • Adult single Galway to Dublin Airport - online €17 single, €27 return
      • Adult single Galway to Dublin City - walkup fare €13 single, €23 return
      • Adult single Galway to Dublin Airport - walkup fare €18 single, €28 return


      See CityLink's fares information page for details of other fare options,  and Galway regional buses - east for details of other companies operating on this route.

      Saturday, May 3, 2014

      Changes to Bus Éireann Galway regional services to Connemara and Clare

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      Bus Éireann have announced changes to their Galway / Connemara and Galway / Clare services

      Both are effective from Sunday 11 May 2014.

      Galway / Clare:

      A new Route 350:  Galway − Kinvara − Doolin − Ennis will operate.

      The following bus services are cancelled
      • Route 50: Galway – Lisdoonvarna – Doolin - Cliffs of Moher
      • Route 337: Doolin – Lisdoonvarna – Ennis
      • Route 423: Galway - Kinvara
      The existing routes 434 (Galway - Kinvara - Gort)  and Route 51 (Galway to Cork, stopping in Ennis) are not affected.

      See Regional buses - South for details of other bus services in this area.


      Galway / Connemara:

      A revised Route 424/424A (Galway – Spiddal – Carna – Carraroe – Lettermullen) will operate, with one service each way operating to Carna via Tully Cross, Costello, Muckinagh Cross, Screebe, Gortmore, Derryrush, Kilkerrin:   note the morning service departure time is 7:15am, and there will be a service on Saturday.

      Route 416 Route 416 Galway - Spiddal - Carna services is cancelled

      See Regional buses - West for details of other bus services in this area.

      Friday, May 2, 2014

      May bank holiday bus and train services in Galway for 2014

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      The following information is about an earlier year. 

       See current holiday bus and train services for this year's announcements.






      Monday 5 May 2014 
      is a 
      public holiday & bank holiday 
      (Saoire Bainc na Bealtaine)
      in Ireland.