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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bus and train services, Easter 2015

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Easter Bunny with basket of eggs photo-bombing a picture of a Healy bus in the sunshine
Easter 2015 is from Friday 3 -  Monday 6th April.

Good Friday (the 18th) is a bank holiday but not a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland:  most public-transport run normal services, with a few exceptions.  However all pubs, hotel bars and off-licenses are closed, all banks and many publc services (eg post-office) are closed, and some other companies treat the day as a "bank holiday".

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

Easter Monday is a public 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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Dublin City bus stop for GoBus services

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From Monday 23 March 2015, Gobus' pickup point for services from Dublin City to Galway will be in Burgh Quay:

  • just outside Jaffa Deli
  • near the intersection with Hawkins Street and the Rosie Hackett (Luas) Bridge.


The old stop outside Ulsterbank on Georges Quay (opposite the Custom House) will no longer be used.

See Dublin City bus stops used by Galway services for locations of other capital-city bus stops.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bus and Train services - St Patrick's Day 2015

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Tuesday 17th March

St Patrick's Day - Lá Féile Pádraic

is a

public holiday in Ireland.



St Pattie's Day parade in Galway 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.


Galway City Bus services

Bus Éireann will run according to the

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Expansion of the Bus4U / N63 Ballygar bus service to Roscommon

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Bus4U (formerly known as the N63 bus) have announced an expansion of their Galway bus service, from Monday 6 April 2015:
  • There will be an extra two buses per day to/from Galway (making six in total) on Mon-Fri
  • There will be an extra bus per day to/from Galway (making three in total) on Saturdays
  • All buses will travel to/from Roscommon, with stops in Athleague, Mount Talbot and Claregalway as well as the current stops in Ballygar, Newbridge, Mountbellew, Moylough, Abbeyknockmoy, Turloughmore and Lackagh.
  • The bus stop in Roscommon is on Mart Rd, opposite Dunnes Stores - the same bus stop that Bus Éireann use.



This bus does not provide a Galway - Claregalway service:   the stop in Claregalway is drop-off only towards Galway, and pick-up only towards Roscommon.

Fares

There will be a new fare structure for this expanded service- details still to be announced.

Galway - Killarney express bus service for summer 2015

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CityLink have announced that the express coach service between Galway City and Killarney, Co Kerry will start again from Monday 2 March 2015.

Timetable and route

Services will run between the Galway Coach Station and East Avenue in Killarney, with pickup / drop-off stops at:
  • GMIT in Dublin Rd, Galway
  • The main bus stop in Farranfore, Co Kerry.

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

Expected journey time is 2 hours 45 minutes.



Other options

Currently no other company runs a direct service on this route.   See the Galway - South regional buses page for information about other connections via Limerick.