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Monday, March 12, 2012

Extra CityLink Dublin bus stop on North Wall Quay

From 12 March 2012, CityLink's Galway-Dublin services will set-down at a bus stop on North Wall Quays, outside the  Clarion Hotel, close to Samuel Beckett Bridge.  This stop will be particularly handy for people going to the O2, Bord Gais Energy Theatre and IFSC, and is in addition to the current drop-off point on Bachelor's Walk near O'Connell St.

Their Dublin to Galway services (both commuter and express) continue to  pick up passengers at Aston Quay, outside Eden Recruitment, near Ha'penny Bridge.

See their website for full details, or Dublin city bus stop for a map of all major Dublin city bus stops that are used by Galway bus services.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buses and Trains - St Patrick's Day 2012

This announcement is about St Patrick's Day public transport information for a time in the past. See current St Patrick's day bus and train services for more recent announcements.

Paddys Day / Patties Day - shamrock representing Galway bus services
Saturday 17th March 2012 (St Patrick's Day) is a public holiday in Ireland.

Monday 19 March is a bank holiday, not a public holiday - but a large number of facilities will operate as they usually do on Sunday.

Galway City Bus services

Bus √Čireann and City Direct will run according to the Sunday timetable on Sat 17th to Mon 21st inclusive.

See City Bus Services for route maps and timetable links.

Regional Bus services:

Bus √Čireann will run a Sunday timetable  on Sat 17th to Mon 21st inclusive, with some exceptions (cancellations and/or time changes). For the Galway area, affected services to/from:
  • Belfast
  • Dundalk
  • Cavan
  • Clifden
  • Lettermullen
  • Carraroe
  • Westport / Ballina
See their press release for full details.

Burkes Buses
will run a limited service between Galway and Tuam on Saturday 17th, regular Sunday services on the 18th and enhanced Sunday services on Monday19th.

Farrell Travel
will be running a Saturday service to/from Athenry on Saturday 17th:   their buses will not be able to travel through Eyre Square, so ,the pick up and drop off point will move to the Bus Stops near Shannon Drycleaners on Prosepct Hill.

Are running a slightly different Galway / Dublin timetable for the weekend - bookings are recommended.

Are running their normal Dublin / Galway timetable, but have some different pick-up and drop-off points due to parades in various torns.
Other operators
Have not made specific announcements:  it is likely that they will run regular Sunday services from Sat 17th - Mon 19th inclusive.   See Regional Bus Services for a full listing of all companies involved.

Many towns will have parades around midday: bus services at this time could be delayed due to road closures.

Train services:

Irish Rail services from Sat 17 - Mon 19 March are based on a Sunday timetable, with some alternations.   See their timetable for St Patrick's weekend 2012 for details.