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Friday, March 25, 2016

More buses on route 409 - Parkmore

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Bus Éireann have announced improvements to the bus-service frequency on route 409 - Parkmore, effective from Sunday 3 April 2016.
  • On Monday - Friday, between 7am and 7pm, there will be a bus every 12 minutes (on the hour an and at 12, 24, 36 and 48 minutes past. This is an increase from once every 15 minutes.
  • On Saturdays, between 7am and 9am there will be a bus every 20 minutes (on the hour, 20 past and 20 to). This is a increase from once every 30 minutes.
  • On Monday-Saturday in the evening, between 7pm and 11pm there will be a bus every 20 minutes (on the hour, 20 past and 20 to) This is a increase from once every 30 minutes. The last bus from Eyre Square will still be at 11:30pm.
  • On Sundays, between 12-noon and 7pm there will be a bus every 20 minutes (on the hour, 20 past and 20 to) This is a increase from once every 30 minutes.
  • On Sundays, between 7pm and 11:30pm there will be a bus every 30 minutes (on the hour and 30 minutes past) This is a increase from once every hour.

There are no changes to the existing timetable during times not listed, ie Saturday 9am-7-pm and Sunday 9am - 12-noon.

The Mon-Fri 6:30am service from Eyre Square to Parkmore via Ballybrit Industrial Estate (Boston Scientific) is unchanged.

Bus and train services in Galway during Easter 2016

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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 25 -  Monday 28 March.

Good Friday (the 25th) 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 16, 2016

Buses and trains on St Patrick's Day 2016

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Thursday 17th March 2016


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

Friday, March 11, 2016

Changes to Bus Éireann services between Galway and Mayo

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Bus Éireann have announced changes to their services in County Mayo, effective from 13
March 2016.    These include a number of changes to north-Galway regional services:


Route 432: Galway – Cong

No changes to services, but all buses on this route will be renumbered as Route 456.


Route 440: Galway – Cong

  • The 12:15pm service from Westport to IWAK will leave 10 minutes earlier, arriving at
  • Knock Airport (IWAK) at 1:15pm
  • The 2:45pm service from Knock Airport (IWAK) to Westport will leave 15 minutes later.


Route 456: Galway – Ballinrobe – Westport – Castlebar – Ballina


There will be time changes to some services to provide to better coordinated services:
  • The Route 66 8:50am Westport to Ballina service will become a Route 456 journey.
  • The 8:05 Galway to Ballina service will travel via Westport every day
  • The 1:45pm service from Galway will now leave at 1pm
  • Journey times on some buses have been revised to reflect actual travel times more accurately.