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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bus Éireann now running three Dublin / Galway services on Christmas Day

Due to the weather and flight disruptions, Bus Éireann are now planning to operate three services each way between Dublin (airport and city) and Galway on Christmas Day.

See their website for departure times.

These will be multi-stop services, stopping at all the usual en-route locations.  

In good weather, the timetabled journey time is 3 hours and 2 minutes.  In the current conditions, the trip time will be longer.  Expect delays.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Public transport over the 2010 Christmas / New Year period - poster now available has released a summary of public transport services in the greater Galway area over the Christmas and New Year  period.

This includes a download-able PDF version of the table, which prints out on one page, and can be freely distributed.

Always check the details of services with the company:  this information is based on what they have published, but it's possible that it may be changed to due weather and road conditions.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Public transport news for Galway - 2010

  • 25 Nov:  CityLink service changes:

    Services from Dublin Airport now have a new stop,
    closer to the terminal building.  The multi-stop service is now called
    CityLink Commuter, and offers 10-trip, annual tax-saver and student tickets,
    and a stop at Athlone IT.  There is also a 12-midnight departure from
    Dublin City.  Full details.
  • 23 Nov:  Christmas Park and Ride
    for Galway City starts on Sat 4 December: park at Ballybrit
    Racecourse, catch the bus to and from the inner-city for €2 per car (any
    number of passengers)
  • 23 Nov:  Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail is offering special train fares to Galway this weekend (26-28 Nov) from (Limerick, Ennis, Sixmilebridge, Athenry, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Gort, Ardrahan and Craughwell.  Details / book
  • 17 Nov: From 22 Nov, Bus Éireann route X51 / 51X (Galway - Limerick express) will use the Gort bypass: journey time will be 80 minutes. Updated timetable (link coming soon).
    Also, some X51s will serve University of Limerick (UL) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Friday and Sunday - details.
  • 18 Oct:  Galway Airport departure tax starts on 1 Nov 2010, €10 per passenger over 12.  Flights booked before 11 Oct 2010 are exempt.  More info.
  • 15 Oct:  From 18 Oct, changes to some train services:
    The 6:05hrs Galway to Dublin (Heuston) is replaced by a 6:35am,
    stopping at Athenry and Athlone, arriving in Dublin at 8:50am. This
    service doesn't stop at Woodlawn or Ballinasloe.
    The 7:05am
    Athlone to Galway service is replaced by 7:26am stopping at Ballinasloe
    Woodlawn, Attymon and Athenry. Arrives in Galway at 08:30.
    The 6:40am Galway to Limerick now leaves Athenry at 6:58, Craughwell at 7:07 and Ardrahan at 07:18am.   Full details.
  • 16 Sept:  Galway Culture Night is on Friday 24 Sept. The (free?) "Culture Bus" will run between Spanish Arch and Liosbán/Ballybane between 5pm and 9pm. Details and programme
  • 12 Sept:  CityLink's Galway - Shannon - Galway service is no longer running.  Bus Éireann is now the only direct public transport option for Shannon Airport
    • 9 Sept:  Farrell Travel (Athenry to Galway) have introduced a ticket concession scheme. Applies to day and Night Link services. Participating shops/pubs/restaurants etc listed on their website.
    • 22 Aug:  City Direct are encouraging bus use by offering free September travel for a child to the first 50 people who respond. Details.
      • 10 Aug:  Bus Éireann are splitting the Galway-Dublin Route into routes 20 and
        20X:  the 20X service stops at Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athlone, Dublin
        Airport then Dublin City.  Each route departs once every two hours. 
        Starting 15 August.  Press releaseTimetable.
      • 3 Jul:  Bus
        have reduced services on route 424 (Galway - Barna - Furbo -
        Inverin - Rossaveal - Spiddal - Carraroe - Lettermullen).  Updated


      • 28 June:  Liosbán
        Industrial Estate layout map
        added to

      • 15 June:  Burkes Galway city bus stop has moved from Forster St to outside the
        SIPTU offices on Bóthar Ui Eithir (the road linking Bohermore and the
        College Rd / Forster St intersection - see the regional  bus stops map)

      • 3 June:  Powerboat Festival at Salthill, Fri 5th - Mon 7th of June 2010.

        • Park and Ride at Ballybrit
          :  Buses to/from the city every 5 minutes between 11:30am
          - 11pm. €2 per adult (children & OAPs free)
        • Bus Éireann - €5 day return to Galway from Kinvara, Gort, Loughrea,
          Tuam, Maam Cross, Spiddal (and places in between)
        • Shuttle Service from Eyre Square to the City - operated by Bus
          Éireann, €2.

      • 1 June Body and Soul, Leonard Cohen and Electric Picnic added to the Event
      • 23 May: Event transport page added to the site.  First event listed is Oxygen.
      • 1 May :  Galway Cemeteries map added to
      • 31 Mar:   Easter
        2010 bus services
      • 16 Mar:   St
        Patrick's Day 2010 bus services

      • 10 Mar Bus Éireann have announced the next service-changes due to their cost recovery plan. Route 70 to Galway-Athlone once per day is cancelled from 28 March. Status of the Sunday pm #70 Galway to Athlone IT unknown as yet. Full details.
      • 17 Feb CityLink cuts the Galway - Shannon Airport service to 6 departures per day, from Mon 22 Feb. Details.

      • 10 Feb:  Irish Rail's Galway-Limerick train service starts on 30 March. Details. Five services daily - see the Journey Planner for times.

      • 30 Jan:  Bus Éireann have announced the first service-changes due to their cost recovery plan. See their statement, or this summary for Galway.

      • 28 Jan:  Farrell Travel have a new-look website, and are running a Nightlink Galway-Athenry service (Thurs-Sat), and are offering some new  fare-discounts.

      • 25 Jan:  Brendan Boyle are running a new N63 Bus, now running up to 4 serivces per day between Ballygar,
        Newbridge, Mountbellew, Moylough, Abbeyknockmoy, Turloughmore, Lackagh
        and Galway Cathedral

      • 22 Jan:  Bus Éireann route 64 (Galway-Tuam-Knock-Sligo-Letterkenny-Derry) will be stopping at Knock (Ireland West) airport, from 31 January. (souce)

      • 18 Jan: City Funeral Directors map added to