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Monday, August 21, 2017

GoCar car-sharing / short-term-rental in Galway City

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GoCar, a car-sharing company offering for short-term (1+ hour) vehicle hire / rental, now has one vehicle based in Galway city.

It is based in the carpark beside Ceannt-Galway Railway Station.

The company is in discussions with the Galway City Council about adding other locations around the city.

See vehicle-rentals in Galway city for other car and bicycle hire options.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bus and train services for the August bank holiday, 2017

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Monday 7 August 2017 is a bank / public holiday in Ireland, so there are some changes to public transport:




City Bus Services

Bus Éireann and City Direct will run their their standard Sunday city services in Galway on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 August.



Regional Bus Services    

A standard Sunday timetable applies for most regional and national public transport services on both Sunday and Monday.

However:
  • On Sunday 6th August, Bus Éireann will operate a Sunday timetable, except that the 3:30pm Dundalk to Galway and 6pm Galway to Dundalk services are cancelled.
  • On Monday 7th August, Bus Éireann will operate a Sunday timetable with a number of changes (both cancellations and additions) that affect Galway services.    See their announcement for full detail.
  • Bus Feda (Galway - Donegal) will run a limited service on Sunday, and an extended service on the Monday.   See their announcement for details.


Train services

On Sunday Irish Rail will run a normal Sunday service, except that these services are cancelled:
  • 5pm Galway to Dublin
  • 8:30pm Dublin to Galway, 
Also, the 7:25pm Galway to Athlone is replaced with a Galway to Dublin train.

On Monday, Irish Rail will run a timetable based on the normal Monday service, but with these services cancelled:
  • 5:30am Galway to Dublin
  • 5:55am Limerick to Galway
  • 6:20am Galway to Limerick
  • 8:40am Galway to Athenry 
  • 9:05an Athenry to Galway
  • 6:30pm Dublin to Galway
  • 10:15pm Galway to Athlone.



castle and autumn leaves in sunshine


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Clifden Citylink timetable changes, July 2017

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Citylink have announced that from Monday 31 July 2017,  their Route 923 Galway / Cliften - Cleggan bus-service has some timetable changes.
  • Newcastle Post Office is an official timetabled stop in both directions.
  • The 9am Galway to Clifden bus is cancelled.
  • There are new Galway to Clifden buses at 8:30am (through to Letterfrack) and 10am (to  Clifden only)
  • The 7:15am Clifden to Galway service will depart at the earlier time of 7am.
  • There is a new 1:15pm service from Clifden to Galway.


See Regional Buses - West for other buses in this area, and the Clifden Neighbourhood Map for Clifden bus-stop locations.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bus and train services for the Galway Races, July / August 2017

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The Galway Races Summer Meeting is from Monday 31 July - Sunday 6 August 2017.



This is a summary of the public transport and traffic-management plans.
  • Bus Éireann special races shuttle buses will run from Eyre Square.  
  • Hotels are coordinating shuttle services from several towns. 
  • There are some changes to regular regional buses during race week and the next week.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Connemara Shuttle Bus

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The Connemara Bus is now providing a daily service between Clifden and Leenane, with stops at Connemara National Park (Letterfrack), Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord and Cleggan Pier.

This is a hop-on, hop-off service - and though it is marketed to tourists, locals / residents are welcome to use it as well.  

As the only regularly scheduled public transport service which stops at Kylemore, it provides a way to visit the Abbey without taking a full-day tour - even for visitors from Galway City (via the 9am CityLink bus to Clifden).

There are four departures from Clifden Tourist Office each day, and three from Leenane.

Tickets are valid for 2 days, and cost:
  • Adult €20
  • Concession (Student/OAP) €12.50
  • Children €7.50

Bookings can be made via the Irish Day Tours website.


Friday, June 2, 2017

June bank holiday buses and trains - 2017

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Monday 5 June 2017 is a Public / Bank Holiday in Ireland.

A number of public transport services have timetable changes because of this.

The changes in the Galway region are:


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer timetable for route 350 (Galway / Doolin, Cligfs of Mohr) buses starting on 7 May

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Bus Éireann have announced enhancements to route 350 (Galway - Kinvara - Ballyvaughan - Lisdoonvarna - Doolin - Cliffs of Moher - Ennistymon- Ennis)


Friday, April 28, 2017

Buses and trains during the May bank holiday, 2017

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Monday 1 May 2017 is a public holiday and bank holiday  (Saoire Bainc na Bealtaine) in Ireland.

This is a summary of the public transport services in the Galway metropolitan area during this weekend.




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bus and train services in Galway, Easter 2017

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Easter Bunny with basket of eggs photo-bombing a picture of a Healy bus in the sunshine
Easter 2017 is from Friday 14 -  Monday 17 April.

Good Friday (the 14th) 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.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

City Direct 411 no longer serves Claddagh / Henry St / The West

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CityDirect have announced a change to the route of bus 411, effective from 2 January 2017.

Bus before 6pm will no longer travel from the city via Eyre Square South, Spanish Arch / Jury’s Inn and Henry Street.

Instead, all route 411 buses (day and night) will travel via Eyre Square North, Francis St, University Rd / UHG/NUIG,    Route 411 still serves Rahoon Road and the terminus is still Cappagh Road.

This means that CityDirect now have a bus from Cappagh Road via Westside to Eyre Square every 15 minutes, and that the route 411 follows the same route to and from the city.