Pope Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann Plan For Pope

Lochlainn Ó Díomasaigh
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Bus Éireann have announced an enhanced service on Sunday 26th August for the visit of Pope Francis. Over 500,000 people are expected to visit Dublin, where a Mass will be celebrated by the Pontiff.

In order to cater for anticipated demand, Bus Éireann will operate a greatly enhanced schedule which will see overall capacity increasing by over 100% on the 26th August.

Over 800 trips on both commuter and Expressway services will provide for over 30,000 passenger journeys to and from Dublin on the day.

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An enhanced Sunday timetable will operate in both the morning and evening peak to cater for anticipated demand.

Route 101 Drogheada – Balbriggan – Dublin
Route 103 Ratoath – Ashbourne – Dublin
Route 109 Cavan – Virginia – Kells – Navan – Dunshaughlin – Dublin
Route NX Navan – Dublin City
Route 111 Cavan – Granard – Athboy – Trim – Dublin
Route 115 Mullingar – Enfield – Kilcock – Dublin
Route 120 Tullamore – Edenderry – Clane – Dublin
Route 126 Kildare – Newbridge – Naas – Kill – Dublin
Route 133 Wicklow – Ashford – Dublin City

Tickets for these services can be purchased in advance at www.buseireann.ie

Expressway intercity services to Dublin

To facilitate additional demand, a number of special intercity services will operate to and from Dublin City. Customers booking these services are guaranteed a seat with a shortened journey time due to limited stops. Details on these special services are as follows:

Route 2 Wexford (0700), Enniscorthy (0720), Gorey (0745) & Arklow (0800)
Route 4 New Ross (0630), Waterford (0700) & Carlow (0800)
Route X8 Cork (0600), Fermoy (0630), Mitchelstown (0650), Cahir (0715) & Cashel (0730)
Route 12 Limerick (0630), Nenagh (0710), Roscrea (0740) Portlaoise (0810)
Route X20 Galway (0530), Loughrea (0600), Ballinasloe (0630) & Athlone (0700)
Route 22 Ballina (0630), Swinford (0730), Charlestown (0738) & Longford (0910)
Route 23 Sligo (0630), Boyle (0650) & Carrick-on-Shannon (0715)
Route 30 Donegal (0530), Ballyshannon (0550), Enniskillen (0630), Cavan (0720) & Virginia (0805)
Route 32 Letterkenny (0530), Strabane (0600), Omagh (0630) Monaghan (0715), Castleblayney (0750) & Carickmacross (0805)
Route 100X Dundalk (0730) & Drogheda (0800)

Tickets for these services must be purchased in advance on www.expressway.ie
Please log onto www.buseireann.ie/popeinireland for further information on all these services

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