Bus Éireann to provide Nightrider Services for the Cork Jazz Festival

Customers poised to tap their feet, clap their hands and have a good sing song will be delighted to know that the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is nearly upon us.

Anyone travelling to the Leeside music extravaganza will be happy to know that Bus Éireann is providing Late Night Services from the city centre to Carrigaline, Ballincollig and Midleton to make the experience as hassle-free as possible.The Cork Jazz Festival takes place this weekend from Friday, 24 October to Monday, 27 October, and gets bigger and better every year, since it first began in 1978. 

Bus services will operate from Cork city centre this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with services departing at 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00. The Carrigaline service will depart from outside Brown Thomas on St Patrick’s Street and serve Douglas East Village, and then via Maryborough Hill to Carrigaline.

The Ballincollig service will depart from outside Debenhams on St. Patrick’s Street and will serve Bishopstown via Curraheen Road and Melbourne Road, and Ballincollig.

The Midleton service will depart from outside Eason’s on St Patrick’s Street and serve Glanmire, Glounthaune, Carrigtwohill and Midleton.

Single journey fares cost €3 from (Douglas, Bishoptown, Glanmire), €5 from (Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Carrigtwohill) and €8 from (Midleton).

Customers will be spoilt for choice with some top-class jazz acts, featuring electronica, funk, blues, and everything in between. The line-up this year includes some top-class jazz including; the very popular Imelda May, The Frank and Walters 25th Anniversary with Special Guests The Minutes, Rubyhorse and the Renegade Brass Band, Paul Dunlea Big Band, Lee Field and the Expressions and Sharon Jones and the DAP-Kings amongst many more class-acts.

The Cork Jazz Festival is not just about music, it’s about fun, laughter, enjoyment and a great get together for all the family and friends. With an array of talented musicians, the Cork Jazz festival is something not to be missed.

“Bus Éireann is delighted to play its part in helping Cork locals and visitors experience the fun and excitement that the Cork Jazz Festival has to offer. The late night services are very popular for family and friends getting together, and having a catch up over the October Bank Holiday weekend.” said Martin Walsh, Acting Regional Manager, South, Bus Éireann.

For further information on the Cork Jazz Festival, please check out http://guinnessjazzfestival.com/

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014