Sligo Fleadh sponsor Bus Éireann announce a host of extra services to the famous trad music event
Sligo will soon be tapping to the tunes of the famous All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, and sponsor Bus Éireann are at hand with extra special event local services for the famous festival.
Along with our regular Expressway services to Sligo, Bus Éireann have also increased services from Ireland West Airport Knock, Bundoran in Donegal, Strandhill and Rosses Point to Sligo town.
Extra services will also be operated from from Ballymote, Riverstown and Drumfin, into the heart of the action on the streets of Sligo.
These extra local evening services will operate from Thursday, August 14 to Monday, August 18 next. These are a great alternative to taking the car, to one of the most popular and busy events in the Sligo social calendar.
The Sligo to Ballymote/Riverstown Route will service Ballisodare, Collooney, Ballymote, Riverstown and Drumfin. There will be three daily services from Sligo at 15.30, 20.30 and 22:15. Departures from Ballymote into Sligo will be at 16.05, 21.05 and 22.50. Riverstown to Sligo will depart at 16.25, 21.25 and 23.10. Day Returns from Riverstown to Sligo are €9.90 for an Adult and €6.50 for an under 16. Day returns from Ballymote to Sligo are €7.50 for an Adult and €6.00 for an under 16
The Sligo to Strandhill service includes stops at Markievicz Road, Knappagh Road, Mannionstown and Strandhill. Evening services from Strandhill to Sligo will depart at 17.40, 18.30, 19.50, 21.20, 22.05 and 22.50. Evening services returning from Sligo to Strandhill will depart at 17.20, 18.10, 19.30, 21.00, 21.45 and 22.30. Day Return fares from Strandhill to Sligo are just €5.00 for an Adult return and €4.60 for an under 16 fare.
Sligo to Rosses Point will have seven extra services available daily from August 14-18 inclusive. These will stop en route at Markievicz Road, Hollymount and Ballincar. Evening services from Rosses Point to Sligo bus station will depart at 17.00, 17.40, 18.30, 19.50, 21.20, 22.05 and 22.50. Evening services will depart from Sligo returning to Rosses Point at 16.40, 17.20, 18.05, 19.30, 20.15, 21.45 and 22.30. Day Return fares are just €5.00 for an Adult return and €4.60 for an under 16.
Extra services from Ireland West Airport Knock will depart daily – from August 14 to August 18 – at 13.40 and 17.45. Extra buses from Sligo town to Knock Airport will depart at 12:00 and 16:00, during the same five day period. The Adult return fare from Knock Airport to Sligo is €16.50. These will service Ballisodare, Collooney, Ballinacarrow, Tubbercurry, Curry, and Charlestown en route.
Those based in Bundoran will also be able to avail of three extra daily return services to Sligo, from August 14-18 next. Bundoran East End and West End, along with Cliffoney, Grange & Drumcliffe will all be served on this route
Extra daily services from Bundoran East End (opposite Scenic View B&B) to Sligo will depart at 18:00, 20:25 and 21:40. Evening services from Sligo bus station returning to Bundoran will depart at 17:10, 19:05 and 21:00. Adult Day Return fares from Bundoran to Sligo are just €11.00 for an adult and €7.50 for an under 16 fare. Adult day Return to Sligo from Cliffoney is just €7.50 and travelling from Grange it is €6.50
Passengers wishing to travel from Sligo to Tubbercurry for the Old Fair Day on Wednesday August 13, can avail of a day return ticket of €10.50 for Adults and €7.00 for under 16’s. Buses will depart from Sligo Bus Station to Tubbercurry at 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00. Evening services will depart Tubbercurry returning to Sligo at 18.08 and 20.03 at our temporary bus stop from behind SuperValu on the by-pass.
“We would encourage everyone attending the Fleadh in Sligo to leave their cars at home, and avail of these extra evening Bus Éireann services returning to Strandhill, Rosses Point, Grange, Cliffoney, Bundoran, Riverstown and Ballymote It’s the easiest, hassle free way to get to the Fleadh and enjoy the music, atmosphere and competitions. To truly savour that great Fleadh atmosphere, let Bus Éireann take you to the 2014 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, in scenic Sligo,” said Rory Leahy, Bus Éireann Regional Manager North West.
See the news section of www.buseireann.ie to access these schedules.