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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bus and train services for the October 2017 Bank Holiday weekend

Monday 30 October 2017 is a bank / public holiday in Ireland.

It is also the weekend when most Halloween events happen, and the end of Irish daylight savings time.

Alterations to city and county bus and train services for this weekend:

City Bus Services

Bus Éireann and City Direct will run their their standard Sunday city services in Galway on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 October.

There may be slight delays in the city centre for routes 401, 402, 405 and 407 at around 5 - 6:30pm, due to Port na bPúcaí, 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 except that some services will run according to a weekday timetable.   See their announcement for details.
  • Bus Feda have some changes to their services over the weekend - see their announcement for details.  These include the Inishowen to Sligo and Galway bus running on Monday instead of on Sunday
  • BusLink will run NiteLink services to/from Athenry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
  • GoBus have announced on Facebook that they will run a regular Sunday timetable on the 29th, except that the 7:45pm bus from Galway will not operate.

Time is changing - clocks are  falling back

Daylight Saving officially ends at 2am on Sunday 26th October, when the clocks to back to 1am.

Both Galway 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 that for Galway:
  • A normal Sunday service will run on 29 October, with three cancellations
  • A normal Monday service will run on 30 October, with some cancellations.

In other parts of the country, trains will be replaced by buses due to engineering works.

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