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Bus and train services for Easter 2018

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.


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

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