Festival mode for Sligo Live kicks off with Bus Éireann Expressway services from Dublin

Take the hassle out of getting to and from the eclectic Sligo Live festival, with Bus Éireann’s regular services from Dublin city centre to Sligo Town.

The festival runs from today Wednesday, 22 October until Monday, 27 October in Sligo Town and celebrates its tenth Birthday. Customers travelling to the festival should note that Bus Éireann’s Expressway Route 23 service runs from Dublin to Sligo return.

Big names at the festival include; Sheryl Crow, Bell X1 and the Horslips amongst many more who will perform over the next few days at Knocknarea Arena and IT Sligo venues. Festival goers can enjoy traditional music sessions and free concerts in pubs and cafés across the town. There is also a selection of food markets and children’s entertainment, with something to suit everyone’s taste. Over the last ten years, the festival has grown organically and is now a popular Bank Holiday event in the North West.

By taking the Expressway Route 23 coach, customers can leave their cars at home and forget any driving or parking concerns. The festival experience with friends and family begins once you board one of our coaches.

Services from Dublin depart Busáras at 07.45, 11.00, 14.00, 17.30, 20.00 and 23.00 (Mon-Sat). Return coaches from Sligo bus station depart at 01.00, 06.30, 08.00 (Mon-Sat), 12.15, 15.30, 18.30 (Mon-Sat) and 19.00.

Adult return tickets cost €21 and adult day return tickets cost €26.50 which can be purchased online at www.buseireann.ie, or from the bus driver or at your local bus station. Customers booking online can avail of a further 5% discount.

If you fancy travelling around Sligo Town, why not try out our new improved Sligo town bus service, which has more frequency of services and boasts some of the most scenic views along the Wild Atlantic Way. Customers can travel from Sligo to Strandhill and Rosses Point, and can also avail of our Day Saver ticket - which costs as little as €3.20 – on these services.

“We would encourage everyone attending Sligo Live to leave their cars at home, and see the benefits of using the bus. It’s the easiest, hassle free way to get to Sligo Live and enjoy the music, amenities and great atmosphere that the festival has to offer. To truly savour your trip, customers should sample our new improved town service where you can view vistas of the Wild Atlantic Way,” said Rory Leahy, Bus Éireann Regional Manager North West.

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014