Getting home from the Cork Jazz festival made easy thanks to Bus Éireann

Jazz fans attending the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival this bank holiday weekend will be able to avail of several late night bus services from Bus Éireann.

The Bus Éireann Nightrider service will travel from the city centre to all of the major suburbs every night of the festival.

Late night buses will run from the city to Ballincollig, Blarney, Carrigaline and Midleton on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, departing at 1am, 2am and 3am from St Patrick’s Street.

The Carrigaline service will depart from outside Brown Thomas on St Patrick’s Street and will serve Douglas East Village, and travel onwards via Maryborough Hill to Carrigaline.

The Ballincollig service will depart from outside Debenhams on St. Patrick’s Street and will serve Bishopstown Road, Curraheen Road and travel via Melbourne Road to Ballincollig.

The Midleton service will depart from outside Eason’s on St Patrick’s Street and serves Dillons Cross, Mayfield, Glanmire, Glounthaune, Carrigtwohill and Midleton.

The Blarney service will depart outside the Savoy and serves Blackpool, Churchfield, Farranree, Killeens, Blarney and Cloghroe.

Single journey fares are just €3 to Douglas, Bishopstown, Glanmire, Glounthaune, Blackpool, Mayfield and Farranree, €5 to Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Carrigtwohill, Blarney and Cloghroe and €8 to Midleton.

“The Cork Jazz festival attracts thousands of customers from all over Ireland and abroad,” said Martin Walsh, Regional Manager, South, Bus Éireann. “We are always delighted to play our part in helping jazz-goers experience the fun festive atmosphere by offering these late night services. They are very popular for groups travelling together, as well as good value for locals and visitors, or others who may be staying with family or friends. Customers can leave their car at home or save on taxi fares while enjoying the buzz.”

Over 40,000 people are expected to descend on Cork City for the Bank Holiday weekend, with some top-class jazz acts, featuring electronica, funk, swing and blues varieties. The festival will host over 1,000 musicians from 20 countries.

The line-up this year includes: Ben Waters, Boogie Band, Interskalactic, the New York Brass Band, Holland’s Oriental Jazz Bank and Jack L amongst much more. The festival atmosphere is what most visitors, and locals alike, come to savour. For full festival details, check out


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