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Irish Rail adding extra train services for the Galway Races

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the City of Tribes next week for the Galway Races, and Irish rail are adding additional train services to cope with the demand.

The Galway Races run for seven days from Monday, July 29 to Sunday, August 4 this year. And as always there are extensive public transport preparations being made to shuttle visitors to and from Ballybrit Racecourse.

People arriving by train at Ceannt Station can avail of the direct shuttle bus being run from Eyre Square straight to and from the Racecourse every 15 minutes as required.

The following additional train services are being implemented by Irish Rail for the duration of the Galway Races next week.

Monday, 29th and Tuesday, 30th July 2019

  • 11:25hrs Heuston to Galway
  • 15:05hrs Galway to  Heuston

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

  •  12:05hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  21:50hrs Galway to Limerick
  •  07:35hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  11:00hrs Galway to Heuston
  •  07:25hrs Heuston to Waterford
  •  11:00hrs Waterford to Heuston
  •  11:25hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  15:05hrs Galway to Heuston
  •  17:20hrs Galway to Heuston

Thursday, 1st August 2019

  •  09:40hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  21:00hrs Galway to Limerick
  •  20:40hrs Galway to Athlone
  •  08:40hrs Limerick to Ennis is extended through to Galway
  •  07:35hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  11:00hrs Galway to Heuston
  •  07:25hrs Heuston to Waterford
  •  11:00hrs Waterford to Heuston
  •  11:25hrs Heuston to Galway
  •  15:05hrs Galway to Heuston
  •  17:20hrs Galway to Heuston

Friday, 2nd August 2019

  • 07:35hrs Heuston to Westport will operate through to Galway 
  • 09:08hrs Athlone to Westport
  • 11:25hrs Heuston to Galway
  • 15:05hrs Galway to Heuston
  • 13:10hrs Westport to Heuston
  • 18:15hrs Heuston to Westport

Saturday, 3rd August 2019

  • 07:35hrs Heuston to Galway
  • 11:00 hrs Galway to Heuston

Monday, 5th August 2019

  • 07:35hrs Heuston to Galway
  • 11:00hrs Galway to Heuston

Tuesday, 6th August 2019

  • 06:30hrs Galway to Heuston

For people booking their journeys online the following web fares are available to and from Galway:

  • Dublin from €19.99* each way
  • Cork from €16.44* each way
  • Limerick from €7.49* each way (€15 return)

People travelling by rail are urged to book their tickets online as services are expected to be extremely busy and priority will be given to passengers who book online.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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