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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bus and train services for One Direction, Dublin, May 2014

One Direction are in concert in Croke Park, Dublin on Friday 23, 24 and 25 May 2014.

The following companies are providing return bus or coach services from Galway city:
  • Reaneys of Galway - from Galway city via Loughrea , Ballinasloe and Athlone, in conjunction with OMG/Zhivago. For this concert, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, and no alcohol is allowed on the coach.
  • ConcertBus services from Galway via Athlone, and from Ennis via Gort, Loughrea and Ballinasloe
  • Bus √Čireann will be running a special service, but it will go to and from Busarus (Dublin Bus Station) only, not to the special drop-off area at Croke Park.   (And it costs more than their regular Galway / Dublin City service)

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.

Services from other towns and cities

  • Kelly Travel - services from
    Limerick, via Dallys Cross, Birdhill, Nenagh, Toonevara, Roscrea, Moneygall, and Mountrath
    Tipperary, via Golden and Cashel
    Cork City, via Mitchesltown, Cahir and Portalaoise
  • Irish Concert Travel - services from
    Sligo via Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford, Mullingar;
    Letterkenny | Stranorlar
    Donegal Town | Ballyshannon | Cavan
    Castlebar | Claremorris | Roscommon
    Donegal, Mayo and Cork - details TBA
  • ConcertBus services from
    Castlebar via Castlerea, Roscommon, Longford and Mullingar, and
    Cavan via Virginnia, Kells and Navan
  • Irish Rail are running late trains - tickets include a Luas connection to the city centre
    12:30am Dublin Heuston to Galway stopping at Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Athenry, and Oranmore
    12:40am Dublin Heuston to Cork/Limerick stopping Limerick Jct. (inc Limerick connection), Charleville, and Mallow
  • Translink are running
    Bus / coach services from/via Belfast (Europa and Foyle Street), Strabane, Omagh
    Extra trains to/from Newry, Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast
  • Buses to Concerts are providing several services from Belfast, Lisburn, Banbridge & Newry
  • Coaches to Concerts - from Belfast, Lisburn and Banbridge   (nb, This a different operator from to Buses to Concerts)
  • CoolDiscs are running services from Belfast via Derry,Strabane,Omagh,

Other services will be added to this list as they become available.    Please leave a comment below if you would like a service listed.

Local services in Dublin

  • Executive Express are running shuttle services from
    Bewleys Leopardstown, Stillorgan Park Hotel & Bewleys, Ballsbridge.
    Bewleys Hotel, Newlands Cross