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Friday, March 13, 2015

Bus and Train services - St Patrick's Day 2015

Tuesday 17th March

St Patrick's Day - Lá Féile Pádraic

is a

public holiday in Ireland.

St Pattie's Day parade in Galway Ireland

Most public transport 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 Éireann will run according to the

  • Monday timetable on Monday 16 March
  • Sunday timetable on Tuesday 17 March.
There will be slight diversions around Eyre Square area while the parade is on on the 17th (11:30am - 1:30pm).

On 17 March 2015, 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 Éireann 

On Sunday 15 March, there will be a Sunday timetable, with one cancellation between Dundalk and Galway.

On Monday 16 March, there will be a normal Monday timetable.

On Tuesday 17 March, there will be a Sunday timetable 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 their website for full details.


BusLink will run Daylink services to/from Athenry starting at 10am on Tueday 17th, and will also run the Athenry NightLink service on both Monday 16th and Tuesday17th. Timetable details here.


Citylink will run their regular services, but pickup and drop off points in Dublin city will be changed from 9am until 6pm (approx).   Details will be notifedon their Facebook page.


Will run a Sunday timetable (4 services each way between Galway and Tuam) on Tuesday 17 March.

Bus Feda

Will run a normal Tuesday service on Tuesday 17 March.

Other companies

Have not made specific announcements:  it is likely that they will run regular Sunday-timetable services on 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 will run a Tuesday service with some cancellations on 17th March,  See their timetable for St Patrick's weekend for details.