Bus Éireann is adding late night runs on two of its lines next Friday and Saturday July 27-28 for Galway International Arts Festival.
The added runs serving the festival Bus Éireann is including will be on the Route 404 (Eyre sq – GMIT – Parkmore) and Route 409 (Oranmore – Eyre sq – Newcastle).
Route 409 will stay open until 1am on those dates, with additional services at midnight, 00:30, and 01:00.
Route 404 is almost the same, with services running at 00:05, and 01:05. In addition route 404 will have a half hourly service between 2pm and 7pm on those dates.
Brian Connolly, Regional Operations Manager at Bus Éireann said they’re happy to help out GIAF, “We are delighted to play our part in enabling everybody to avail of both late night and regular bus services, to experience the great programme of events the Arts Festival has to offer.
“I am sure late night services will be popular with both customers and visitors to the city.”
Galway Arts Festival at night
Some of the headline shows of the Arts Festival on that weekend are golden-oldies The Madness, performing at the Big Top on Friday at 8pm.
While Canadian electric legends Caribou will take the stage at the same time on Saturday.
There are plenty of other smaller festival acts to be caught as part of Galway’s nightlife next weekend as well.
Experimental Beatbox artist Beardyman and DJ Kevin Rowland are performing live at Munroe’s on Dominick street at 11pm on Saturday.
And every night of the week at Galway Rowing Club the Arts Festival Club is on from 10:30pm until 2am, where you have a chance to meet with the artists that were on that day, or grab a cocktail and look over the Corrib thinking about how cultured you are.
Chief Executive of the Galway International Arts Festival John Crumlish thanked Bus Éireann for the support they’re providing to the festival and the people coming from all over to enjoy it.