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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Public transport to Electric Picnic 2012, from Galway

Picture of the crowd at the stage one night at Electric Picnic music festival in 2006
Electric Picnic 2012

Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, 

 Fri 31st Aug  -  Sun 2nd Sept 2012.

Travelling from Galway:

Irish Concert Transport 

Rre running buses from Galway Cathedral (8:30am - returning 10:30am Monday) - and also from Donegal, Sligo, Westport / Castlebar / Claremorris, €35 return. Book on-line.

Reaneys of Galway

Running a coach from Galway, leaving at 11:30am on Friday.  Bookings are essential.  Contact them for details / bookings, through their website.

An un-named company

Running a bus from Galway Cathedral, Friday at 11.30 AM and returning 10 AM on Monday morning. €34 return. Tickets on sale in OMG@ZHIVAGO, 5 Shop St., Phone 50 99 60.

Bus Eireann 

Will be running a service from teh Bus Station in Eyre Square at 12-noon on Friday, returning at 10am on Monday 3 September.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fare is €35.00 return. –


If you travel from Galway to Portlaoise by train, there is a shuttle bus from Portlaoise  railway station.  See the Electric Picnic website for details.

From other towns and cities:

Kelly's are running buses from Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.

Furey's may run services from Sligo, Carrick On Shannon, Longford and Mullingar.

Bus companies:  please email if you would like your service from the west-of-Ireland to be listed here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Changes to Galway - Athlone - Dublin - Dublin Airport commuter buses

wide river in Athlone, County Galway - with bridge over it and castle to one side
Bridge over the Shannon at Athlone
CityLink have announced changes to their Galway - Dublin services from Mon 27 August 2012.

There is an extra bus-stop in Athlone Town Centre at Golden Island

The 5am, 9am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm buses from Galway will not stop between Athlone and Dublin City.

The 5am, 9am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm buses from Dubln will not stop between Dublin City and Athlone.
(The other seven daily multi-stop buses will still stop at Moate, Kilbeggan, Tyrellspass, Rochfortbridge, Milltown Pass, Kinnegad, Enfield, Lucan and Liffey Valley)

8am Galway to Dublin Airport (multi-stop) is cancelled

11:30pm Dublin Airport to Galway is cancelled

See the Regional Buses Services page for other companies operating on this route.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bus service changes for Tuam, Headford, Kilmaine & Shrule

Traffic congestion in High Street, Tuam,County Galway - a typical small town in Ireland
Traffic congestion in High St, Tuam.
From Monday 20 August 2012, Burkes Buses are:

  • Running two extra services between Galway and Tuam
  • Running three extra services between Galway and Headford
  • Cancelling two services between Shrule and Galway
  • Cancelling two services between Kilmaine and Galway

See the announcement on their website for details of the affected services, and their timetables for details of all their services between Galway and Tuam, Clonboo, Headford, Ballinrobe, Miltown, Dunmore, Corofin.

See the Regional Buses page for information about all companies running bus services to / from / through Galway.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Route change for bus 405 - Ballybane

Bus stop in Ballybrit Industrial Estate, beside the ESB substation
From Sunday 5 August, the Route 405 - Ballybane bus will not serve Walter Macken Rd.

Instead, it will go along St James Rd in both inward and outward directions, and turn around in Ballybrit Industrial Estate, using the new bus-stop in the turn hook installed when the Morris Roundabout was removed.

The updated route map is available here.

This is complementary to the "HP factory run" bus that services the estate on weekday mornings and evenings.

See City Bus Details for timetable and route map links.