The 2018 Galway Racing Festival will kick off next Monday, July 30th until Sunday August 5th at Ballybrit Racecourse. Bus Éireann will be providing direct Special Shuttle Services for race-goers for the seven days of this hugely popular event.
The services will run to and from the heart of Galway city at Eyre Square to the track. On Monday, July 30th, Tuesday July 31st, Wednesday August 1st and Friday, August 3rd buses will depart at 14.00 from Eyre Square West to Ballybrit – every 15 minutes – up until 19.00. Buses will depart from the racecourse on demand, up until 23.00. On Thursday, August 2nd, Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th shuttles will depart Eyre Square West from 11.00am until 16.45 every 15 minutes or as required, and will return immediately after the races, up until 21.00.
Adult tickets cost €6.00 single or €9.00 return. Tickets for children are available at €3.00 single and €5.00 return. Tickets can be purchased on the day of travel on-board the bus. These special shuttle services are in addition to all Bus Eireann’s local city routes and Expressway services that travel in and out of Galway city.
“Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival in Galway will attract hundreds of thousands of people from all over Ireland and abroad,” said Brian Connolly, Regional Operations Manager West, Bus Éireann.