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Monday, July 29, 2013

Bus and coach services to Oxegen 2013

Oxegen / O2 music festival 2013 logo.  (spelling in logo in Oxegen, not Oxygen)
Oxegen Music Festival is being held at Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare, over the August 2013 Bank Holiday weekend:  Fri 2nd - Mon 5th August.

The following companies are providing return bus or coach services from Galway city:
  • Reaneys of Galway - from Galway city, in conjunction with OMG/Zhivago. From Galway at 10am on Friday, returning ex Oxygen at 11am on Monday 5th.
  • Kelly Travel - multiple buses from Galway city, via Athlone
  • Bus √Čireann: leaving Eyre Square at 12-noon on Fri 2nd, returning Monday at 10am, fare €35, book in advance at the Travel Centre (contact details here).  Note - this service is not mentioned in their on-line announcements, but is advertised on page 29 of the 1 August Galway Advertiser

Check with the company for timetable, booking and departure / pickup points.  Likely departure points include:

For concerts, return services generally leave 30-60 minutes after the concert ends, from the same place where the bus drops you off.   Festival arrangements are sometimes slightly different.

Services from other towns and cities

  • Kelly Travel - services from Limerick, Nenagh, Roscrea; Cork, Mitchelstown, Cahir; Tipparary, Cashel, Portlaois.   
  • Oxygen - a shuttle bus to/from Naas
  • Dualway - a bus to/from the Green Isle Hotel in Newlands Cross - tickets must be booked in advance