Bus Éireann boost services to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ennis 2016

Additional Services to Limerick, Shannon, Galway, Kilkee, Milltown Malbay and Doolin 

The melodies of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will continue to fill the air in Ennis this weekend, with the eight day festival attracting up to 450,000 people.

At Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Inis were dancers Aimee and Zoe Keane with Mary Considine, actiing CEO Shannon Group [main sponsors], Frank Whelan,Vice Chairman Fleadh Executive Committee, Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh, Chairman Fleadh Cheoil Executive Committee and Pádraig O Dufaigh, National Treasure Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann. Photograph by Eamon Ward

The Fleadh Committee have urged visitors and participants to use public transport to travel to the event, given the large attendance and one way traffic system. 

Bus Éireann have a wide network of services that can be availed of – including local routes between towns, villages and other hubs in Clare, along with Expressway intercity routes connecting to Ennis.

This includes an extensive range of services between Shannon Airport and Ennis making Shannon an ideal base for international visitors to enjoy the delights of Irish music and culture, over the duration of the Fleadh. 

Bus Éireann have boosted their local services and the popular Route 51 Cork/Limerick/Galway Expressway service, to cater for demand over the busy weekend of Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday, 21 August 2016. 

Over these three days Bus Éireann’s Route 51 to Galway will have an additional late departure at 11.15 pm from Ennis Bus/Train Station - along with the current hourly service that operates throughout the day. Additional services, including late night services, will operate on Route 333 Ennis/Milltown Malbay, Route 336 Ennis/Kilkee, Route 343 Limerick/Shannon/Ennis and Route 350 Ennis/Doolin. 

On Sunday, 21 August, Route 343 Limerick/Shannon/Ennis will operate with an hourly frequency similar to the weekday service. 

A one-way traffic management plan will operate in the town and this system comes into effect at 6.00pm on Friday, 12 August until 8am on Tuesday, 23 August.

Customers should note that some bus stops are affected and that Route 51 will not operate via Clarecastle on 19, 20 and 21 August 2016.

Information regarding all these services can be found at www.buseireann.ie/fleadh or by contacting Bus Éireann Customer Service at 1850 836 611.  

Miriam Flynn, Regional Manager, Southwest, Bus Éireann said that people based in towns around Clare or travelling further afield from Limerick, Cork or Galway for the Fleadh will have more choice to travel by bus. 

“Many of those attending or participating in the Fleadh, will be staying in towns and villages around county Clare, so public transport, that runs late, is a great option for them. Other international and domestic visitors might be dropping by for the day, or a few hours, so routes such as 350 from Doolin or Route 51 from Cork, Limerick or Galway provide a host of daily services.”

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016