In association with GalwayTransport.info - Galway's public transport information site

Bus timetables and daylight savings time, March 2019

Irish Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time) officially starts at 2am on Sunday 31 March 2019, when the clocks spring forward to 3am.

Bus companies that run overnight services have advised customers to adjust their watches at midnight on Saturday night:  services that leave after midnight will run at "summer time" times.

New 7-day bus between Galway and Ballina, Co Mayo

GoBus have announced that they will be running a new Regional Connect bus service between Ballina Co Mayo and Galway City, from 1 April 2019.

The buses used will be long-distance coaches with free WiFi and power sockets.


Bus Éireann withdraws cash sales of daily, weekly and monthly tickets

customer information signs on a Galway city bus - fare changes, CCTV in operation, WI-fi on board, rules of carriage, passenger bylaws summaryBus Éireann have announced that from Monday 18 March 2019, multi-journey tickets for city will not be available as cash-purchases.

Affected tickets are
  • Day Saver
  • Weekly city commuter
  • Monthly city commuter

Bus and train services on St Patrick's day / weekend, 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019, 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, 
but not Public Holiday.  Banks will be closed,  Some businesses, especially ones that don't usually open on Sunday, will close to give their staff a day's holiday.  Because of this, most public transport companies will run a Sunday timetable.   

Read on for more details ... 


St Pattie's Day parade in Galway Ireland