Bus Éireann running direct shuttle service for Galway Races

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Galway Daily news Bus Éireann running direct shuttle service for Galway Races

Bus Éireann will be running a direct shuttle bus service from the city centre out to Ballybrit for the Galway Races next week.

From Monday, July 25 until Sunday, July 31, a shuttle service will operate every 10 minutes from Eyre Square out to Ballybrit Racecourse.

Bus Éireann is running the special services all week from Eyre Square West, by the Skeff Bar, with over 20,000 seats available on services across the week.

For the return journey to the city centre, the service will operate from the same location and also from the coach park at the back entrance

“We are happy to be providing race-goers an opportunity to leave their cars at home when travelling to the Galway Races,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Eireann Senior Operations Manager, West.

“The Galway Races is a highlight of the summer in the city and Bus Éireann is proud to play our part in bringing customers to and from Ballybrit in comfort on one of our special direct shuttle services.”

“Taking one of our special services means customers don’t need to worry about fuel prices or car parking and can arrive ready for a day of great racing.”

The service will operate every 10 minutes each way starting from 2pm for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the final return journey from the racecourse at 10:30pm.

On Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the shuttle service will commence at 11am, and the final return journey will be at 9pm.

An adult return fare is just €10 and a child return fare is €5, passengers can only pay in cash and pre-booking is not necessary.

“We look forward to welcoming people from across Ireland to Galway this July for a week of fantastic racing,” said Michael Moloney Chief Executive of the Galway Races.

“The Galway Races is Ireland’s largest horse racing festival and we are encouraging visitors to leave their car at home where possible and take the coach.”

“We want to thank Bus Éireann for offering these special, non-stop services which will bring festival goers from Eyre Square to Ballybrit in no time at all.”