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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter 2014 bus and train services in Galway

The following information is for an earlier year.

See Easter bus service information for up to date  bus and train details for Easter weekend.

Easter is from Friday 18 April - Monday 21 April in 2014.

Good Friday (the 18th) is not a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland:  most public-transport run normal services, with some exceptions.  However all pubs are closed, and some other companies treat the day as a "bank holiday".

Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday are not public holidays:  regular Sat / Sun timetables generally apply.

Easter Monday is a public holiday, so in most cases Sunday services will be run.

Announcements from individual companies are summarised below.  Always check with the company for details.

Bus √Čireann

(city and regional / national services)
  • Good Friday - normal Friday services
  • Easter Saturday - regular Saturday service
  • Easter Sunday - normal Sunday service, except for 3:30pm Dundalk / Galway and 6pm Galway / Dundalk, which are cancelled
  • Easter Monday - based on the normal Sunday service, with a number of changes.  See their press-release for details

City Direct buses

To be advised:   in 2013 they ran:
  • Good Friday - a regular Saturday timetable, except that the last bus left Eyre Square at 6:45pm.
  • Easter Saturday - regular Saturday service
  • Easter Sunday AND Monday - regular Sunday service.

CityLink and GoBus

Running regular daily timetable during each day of Easter.

Feda O'Donnail (Galway / Sligo / Donegal)

Some slight alternations - see their announcement for full details


To be advised:   In 2013, they ran:
  • Regular Friday services on Good Friday - except for the NightLink service that did not run.
  • NightLink on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Other bus companies

Have not issued information about their Easter timetables. Check with individual companies for details.


Irish Rail's Easter service details are available here.  For Galway they are running:
  • normal Friday services on Good Friday
  • normal Saturday services on Easter Saturday
  • Sunday services on Easter Sunday, with three cancellations
  • normal Monday services on Easter Monday, but with a number of exceptions.
There are more differences in other areas, including extra trains for some special events.