Kids travel free on public transport with a Leap Card this summer season

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Kids travel free on all Galway public transport covered by a Leap Card for the next two weeks as families get out and enjoy the sun.

Update: This story has been updated with information on how to get a Leap Card.

Young people under the age of 19 with a Child Leap Card travel free on Bus Éireann and City Direct services from today until July 15.

In Galway a Leap Card covers Bus Éireann’s routes 401-410 and CityDirect Lines 411-414.

In addition, all Local Link services are free for children from today for the entire month of July, with the promotion ending on July 30.

Leap Cards can be purchased at numerous outlets in Galway city such as Eason’s or the bus station. A full map of the shops in the city selling Leap Cards can be found on the Transport for Ireland website here.

To make use of a Leap Card it must be kept topped up with credit. You can also buy or top up your Leap Card online.

A Child Leap Card for someone aged 16-18 must have a personal photo on it.

The promotion as Galway is enjoying a second bout of summer weather this season, with Salthill looking like a Spanish beach full of holiday makers over the weekend.

The Leap Card promotion covers Galway city, Cork city, Limerick city, Waterford city, and Dublin city, as well as Sligo and Athlone towns according to the National Transport Authority.

It applies to all services a Leap Card covers such as Bus Eireann, CityDirect, Dublin Bus, as well as all Luas and DART services.

The free public transport for kids will hopefully encourage families to get out and enjoy the weather while it lasts before our next “summer” in 2038.