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Friday, March 14, 2014

Buses and Trains - St Patrick's Day 2014

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.

Monday 17th March 2014 
(St Patrick's Day) 

is a

public holiday in Ireland.

Most services will run a Sunday timetable.

Most towns and cities will have a parade around lunchtime or in the early afternoon: morning public transport services are likely to be busy due to this.

Galway City Bus services

Bus √Čireann will run according to the Sunday timetable on Sun 16th and Mon 17th.

There will be slight diversions around Eyre Square area while the parade is on on the 17th (11:30am - 1:30pm).

City Direct will run a 30-minute service on route 411 - Knocknacarra.
  • First bus at 10:15am from Woodfield (Cappagh Rd).
  • Last bus 7:45pm from Eyre Square.

See City Bus Services for route maps and timetable links.

Regional Bus services:

Bus √Čireann 

Will run a Sunday timetable  on Monday 17th, with some exceptions (cancellations and/or time changes). For the Galway area, affected services are to/from:
  • Belfast
  • Dundalk
  • Cavan
  • Clifden
  • Lettermullen
  • Carraroe
  • Westport / Ballina
See on their website for full details.


BusLink will run a number of extra Daylink services to/from Athenry, and will also run the Athenry NightLink service on both Sun 16th and Monday 17th. Timetable details here.

(Note that the Oranmore nightlink service is no longer operating.)


Citylink will run their regular services, but pickup and drop off points in Dublin city will be changed from 9am until 6pm. The current plan is to drop and to pick up on Wood Quay. Changes to this will be notified on their Facebook page.

Other companies

Have not made specific announcements:  it is likely that they will run regular Sunday-timetable services on Mon 17 March.   See Regional Bus Services for a full listing of all companies involved.


Many towns will have parades around midday or in the early afternoon: bus services at this time could be temporarily delayed due to road closures.

Train services:

Irish Rail services on Sun 16 - Mon 17th March are based on a Sunday timetable, with some alternations.   See their timetable for St Patrick's weekend 2014 for details.