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Friday, August 25, 2023

New Mayo - Tuam - Athlone - Dublin Airport bus route 721, from September 2023

Citylink have announced that they will start a coach service between Mayo and Dublin Airport, from 25 September 2023.  This service will run from Castlebar, with stops in Claremorris, Tuam, Athlone and Dublin city-centre.  

Timetable information and ticket-bookings will be available on their website from the official launch-date of 1 September 2023:   initially there will be six services each way, seven days a week.

Introductory fares of €5 per journey will be available to start with: Long-term prices are to be announced.

The map below gives an initial indication of the route, exact stop details will be added as they are announced.

This service has been licensed by GoBus since 2021, but has not operated previously.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

2023 Galway Races bus and train services

Public transport and traffic-management plans for the Galway Races Summer Meeting between Monday 31 July - Sunday 6 August 2023.


  • Bus √Čireann special races shuttle buses will run from Eyre Square.  
  • Private bus companies are running special services from various towns and villages.  Some hotels are also organising shuttle services. 
  • There are some changes to regular regional buses during race week and the next week.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Extra buses on route 51 Galway - Shannon airport for summer 2023

Bus Eireann Expressway have announced they will run two extra buses each way between Galway City and Shannon airport from Friday 7 July 2023, for nine weeks.

Service times

These are seven-day services, running Monday to Sunday, including public holidays.

  • 4am  from Galway to Shannon Airport, stopping at ATU (GMIT) 
  • 6:45am  from Shannon Airport to Galway, stopping at ATU (GMIT) only.


  • 9:05pm from Galway to Shannon Airport, stopping at all normal stops on the route.
  • 11:45pm  from Shannon Airport to Galway, stopping at ATU (GMIT) only.

The exact end-date has not been announced, it is likely to be around 7 September 2023.


Expressway is a fully commercial service, however Free Travel passes are accepted.

Seats can be booked on the main Bus Eireann website (although it does not yet appear to have updates with the new times as yet).

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas 2022 / New Year 2023 bus and train services in Galway

A summary of  bus and train services in Galway city and county 

for the

2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year period.

This is based on information published by the bus companies, and may change.
  Always check the services you want to use with the bus company.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Galway city 2022 Christmas Park and Ride

Park and Ride bus on Parkmore Road at night

A park-and-ride service will run in Galway City for the Christmas 2022 shopping period.

It will run daily between Saturday 10 - Friday 24 December, and is being operated by City Direct, on behalf of Galway City Council.