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Friday, October 23, 2015

Bus and train services for the October 2015 Bank Holiday weekend

Galway Comedy Festival tent on Eyre Square, October holiday weekend 2015 - with official cars parked on the Square beside it
Galway Comedy Festival, October 2015

Monday 26 October 2015 
is a bank / public holiday in  Ireland.

Alterations to city and county bus and train services are:

City Bus Services

Bus Éireann and City Direct will run their their standard Sunday city services in Galway on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 October.

There may be slight delays in the city centre for routes 401, 402, 405 and 407 at around 5 - 6:30pm, due to the Halloween Macnas Parade.

Regional Bus Services

A standard Sunday timetable applies for most regional and national public transport services on both Sun and Mon 24/25 October.  However:
  • One Bus Éireann  Dundalk / Galway return service is cancelled on Sunday 25th.  
  • On Monday 27 October, Bus Éireann will operate a Sunday timetable with various cancellations, additions and time changes.  For details see their announcement.
  • Bus Feda have some changes to their services over the weekend - see their announcement for details.  These include the Inishowen to Galway bus running on Monday instead of on Sunday
  • BusLink will run NiteLink services to/from Athenry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Daylight Saving officially ends at 2am on Sunday 26th October, when the clocks to back to 1am.   Bus companies that run overnight services have advised customers to adjust their watches at midnight on Saturday night:  services that leave after midnight will run at "winter time" times.

Train services

Irish Rail have announced a number of changes, and that some parts of the Galway routes will be replaced by buses due to engineering works.

For full details, see their October Bank Holiday train timetable.