Go Summer Racing with Bus Éireann

Anyone travelling to the famous seven day Galway Racing Festival this year will be delighted to know that Bus Éireann is providing a Special Shuttle Service to and from the racecourse, throughout the week long event.

The convenient service, which will run from the heart of the city at Eyre Square to Ballybrit Racecourse and back, starts on Monday, 28 July and operates through to Sunday, 3 August.

With top racing - including 51 races over seven days,  exquisite fashion, tasty food and an electric atmosphere full of fun, this sporting and social occasion should not be missed.

Buses will depart as required from Eyre Square West from 1400 on Monday, 28 July, Tuesday, 29 July and Friday, 1 August and will return after the races. The last service will depart the racecourse at approximately 2130.

On Wednesday 30 July, Thursday 31 July, Saturday 2 August and Sunday 3 August buses will depart from Eyre Square West from 1100 as required and will return after the races. The last service will depart the racecourse at approximately 2030.

Like last year, Bus Éireann are bringing racegoers even closer to the racecourse as all buses will be routed through the tunnel entrance, dropping customers off within 50 yards of the buzzing Ballybrit course.

Adult tickets for the Bus Éireann Special Shuttle Service are priced at €6 single and €9 return. Tickets for children are priced at €3 single and €5 return. No reservations are necessary.

All services will operate non-stop between Eyre Square and Ballybrit Racecourse.

Customers should be aware that all city services will operate as normal during the Racing festival with the exception of Route 403 and Route 409, which will terminate at Briarhill Junction on the following dates/times:

  • Between 1500 and 1700 on 28 and 29 July
  • Between 1230 and 1600 on 30 July
  • Between 1130 and 1530 on 31 July
  • Between 1600 and 1800 on 1 August

On 31 July and 1 August the 1745 ex Galway to Castlerea (Route 429) will be deferred to 1800. The 1625 Galway to Longford service (Route 425) will be deferred to depart at 1715.

“The Galway Races is Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of customers from all over Ireland and abroad. We are always delighted to play our part in helping race-goers experience the fun and excitement by offering a frequent shuttle service for the festival. Customers can sit back, relax, enjoy the journey and forget about the hassle, stress and cost of car parking charges. The Galway Races is definitely one of the biggest events we cater for. It’s a busy and tough schedule for our drivers, and staff who are on the ground to ensure everything runs smoothly - but with visitors and locals creating such an electric atmosphere, it’s always a pleasure,” said Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, West, Bus Éireann.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014