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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Bus and Train services in Galway for St Patricks's Day weekend 2022.

Thursday 17th March 2022, St Patrick's Day / Lá Féile Pádraic and Friday 18 March are public holidays in Ireland.   

Most public transport services will run a Sunday timetable on both days. 

On Thursday, many services will have different routes or stops during the day, due to St Patrick's Day parades and events.

Galway City Bus services

Bus Éireann have said that they will run a Sunday timetable on 17 and 18 March 2022 - noting that some buses will be diverted in the Eyre Square area during the parade time  (roughly 11am - 2pm).

City Direct have announced that:

  • On Thursday 17 March, the 411 bus will operate.  The first 411 service will leave Cappagh Road at 10:15am and one will run every 15 minutes after that.  Also, that buses will run to/ from the cathedral during the parade  road closures (roughly until 1pm).
  • On Friday 18 Aarch, a Sunday timetable will run

See City Bus Services for route maps and timetable links.

Regional Bus services

Bus Éireann 

Bus Eireann have announced that they will run a Sunday timetable on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 March.   Their website also gives details of local parade diversions in many towns and villages throughout the county.

Bus Feda (Donegal)

Have announced that they will run a normal Thursday timetable on the 17the, and a Friday timetable on the 18th.

Burkes (Tuam and Headford)

Have announced they will run a Sunday timetable on  17 and 18 March - but Tuam pickups on Thursday 17th from Corrib Oil instead of the cathedral.

Bus4U (Roscommon)

Have announced that they will run a Sunday timetable, with 2 buses per day between Galway and Roscommon.

Bus Feda (Sligo, Donegal)

Will run a reduced Sunday timetable  on both 17 and 18 March.   See their website for details

Farrels of Athenry

Have announced that they will run:
  • Regular Sunday services to/from Athenry om Tuesday 16th, 
  • The Athenry NightLink service on both 17 and 18 March.

CityLink (Dublin, Cork, Clifden)

Citylink have not made any announcements:  most likely they will run a regular service on Tuesday 17th.

GoBus (Dublin)

GoBus have not made any announcements:  most likely they will run a regular service on Tuesday 17th.

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.

Train services

Irish Rail have not yet made an announcement, but will probalby run a regular Sunday timetable with some alterations on Tuesdy 17th March.