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Monday, September 16, 2013

Galway Airport Park-and-ride service cancelled

The park-and-ride service between Galway Airport and Galway coach station is cancelled, effective from Monday 16 September 2013.

This cancellation is happening two months before the original review date of November 2013.

The closest regular city service to the Galway Airport area is the route 409 - Parkmore bus.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New student bus between Galway and Waterford

Starting on Friday 13 September 2013, JJ Kavanagh are running a new service between Galway city and Waterford City, with stops in
  • Carrick-on-Suir (Park)
  • Clonmel (Army Barracks)
  • Cashel (Buckleys)
  • Cahir (Car park)
  • Tipperary (Abbey Street)
  • Limerick (Arthur's Quay).

Buses run in both directions, every Friday and Sunday - most likely during college terms only. However they are open to all passengers, not just students.

The Galway city pickup point is Galway Cathedral (near NUIG)- see the regional bus stops map for the exact location of this stop.    Note that this service is not advertised as stopping at GMIT.

Fare is between €10-€15, depending on the destination.

Total journey time is 4 hours, 15 minutes. Sunday evening services arrive in Galway at 8:15pm and in Waterford at 1:15am.

See JJ Kavanagh's website for timetable and booking details.

See Galway Regional Buses for other services for 3rd level students.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Buses to the Galway Races September 2013 meeting

Galway Races early-autumn meeting runs from Mon 9 to Wed 11 September 2013.

For this meeting, there are no shuttle buses from Eyre Square or from surrounding towns.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Buses and train services to the National Ploughing Championships, 2013

This information is for 2013.

Click here for this year's information.

Picture of a green John Deere tractor with yellow wheel hubs and black tyres, and a enclosed cab.
The National Ploughing Championships are being held at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois  from 24-26 September 2013.

The following companies are providing return bus or coach services from Galway:

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

  • Bus √Čireann will run a shuttle service to the site from railway stations in stations at Portlaoise, Portarlington and Athy.  This service is open to motorists and train passengers.
    See the Irish Rail site for train timetables from Cork, Dublin, Ennis/Limerick/ Galway, Mayo, Kerry and Waterford.  
    Return buses leave from Ratheniska 30 minutes before the ticketed train time, or 40 minutes for Waterford and Thomastown.
  • Alpha Newspapers Reader Holidays - day trips from Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast, Sprucefield and Newry.  Phone +44 028 2766 3537.

  • Journey Through Ireland a day tour on 25 September, presumably from their base in Mullingar. Call +353 (0)46 9-555-444 or mail

  • Collins Coaches Buses on 24, 25 and 26 September, from Monaghan, Blayney, Carrick, Ardee. Tel 042-9661631 for bookings

  • Mangan Tours are running a 3 day trip from Letterkenny, with accommodation in Carlow.

  • Matthews Coaches are running a bus each day from Inniskeen, Dundalk and Drogheda (M1 retail park )

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Extra workers' buses between Tuam and Galway

Burkes Buses are adding to their services between Tuam and Galway City, starting from Monday 2 September, 2013.

Extra services from Tuam to Galway at:

Extra services from Galway to Tuam at: