The annual Park & Ride Christmas service for commuters in Galway city will be returning this weekend.
The Park & Ride is an easy way for people to get in and out of Galway during the Christmas season with blocking up the city streets with traffic.
Any more than usual that is.
It’s a cheap as dirt service, costing just €1 per trip and kids travel free.
The price even covers free all day parking at Ballybrit Racecourse while you’re in the city doing the shopping, perusing the Christmas market, or just soaking in the atmosphere.
The service will run for two days this Saturday and Sunday December 1 – 2, and then return for another for another four days from December 6 – 9.
The next weekend, from Thursday December 13, the Park & Ride service will run right through to Christmas Eve.
The Park & Ride runs from Ballybrit Racecourse into the city centre every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 9:30pm Monday to Saturday.
On Sundays the service will operate from 11am to 9:15pm, with buses reduced to every 30 minutes after 7pm in the evening.
Claregalway based private bus operators Callinan Coaches are operating the Park & Ride service on behalf of the city council this year.
Tommy Callinan, Managing Director of Callinan Coaches, said they were “delighted” to run this service, “on behalf of Galway City Council for the people of Galway this Christmas.”
“We will offer luxury transfers for people for the great price of €1 per single trip, where the people of Galway can sit back and relax, while our drivers take all the hassle out of the driving into the City Centre.”
Senior Engineer with Galway City Council Uinsinn Finn said the council was proud to bring back this initiative for the 12th year running.
Taking the stress and hassle out of travelling to Galway city for your shopping this Christmas season.