Go Racing with Bus Éireann

Anyone travelling to the Galway Races this year will be delighted to know that Bus Éireann is providing a Special Shuttle Service to and from the races throughout the Festival to help make the experience as hassle-free as possible.

The convenient service, which operates to and from Eyre Square to Ballybrit Racecourse, starts on Monday, 30 July and operates through to Sunday, 5 August.

Buses will depart as required from Eyre Square West from 14.00 on Monday, 30 July, Tuesday, 31 July and Friday, 3 August and will return after the races. The last service will depart the racecourse at approximately 21.30.

On Wednesday 1 August, Thursday 2 August, Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August buses will depart from Eyre Square West from 11.00 as required and will return after the races. The last service will depart the racecourse at approximately 20.30.

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 Routes 403 and 409, which will terminate at Briarhill Junction on the following dates/times:

Between 15.00 and 17.00 on the 30 and 31 July
Between 12.30 and 16.00 on the 1 August
Between 11.30 and 15.30 on the 2 August
Between 16.00 and 18.00 on the 3 August

On 1 and 2 August the 14.30 ex Galway and 16.15 ex Athenry will be cancelled. The 16.25 Galway to Longford service will be deferred to depart at 17.15 and the Galway to Castlerea 17.45 service will be deferred to depart at 18.00. 

The Galway Races is Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival. Bus Éireann is delighted to play its part in helping Galway people experience the fun and excitement by offering a shuttle service for the duration of the festival. It allows customers to relax, enjoy the journey and forget about the hassle and cost of parking. With over 150,000 people attending the Galway Races it is definitely one of the biggest events we cater for. Its hard work for our drivers and staff on the ground to ensure everything runs smoothly but with the racegoers creating such a great atmosphere, it’s always a pleasure,” said Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, West, Bus Éireann.

Thursday, 26th July, 2012