Local Link Companies from across the Country were represented at a meet and greet event held in Buswell’s Hotel. Organised by Irish Rural Link the event aimed to give Deputies and Senators the opportunity to pop across from the Dáil and find out more about the services we operate across each County. It also allowed us to emphasise the importance of Local Link services for rural communities. There are 17 Local Link Offices countywide with over 15 years experience in developing, managing and operating bus services that underpin the sustainability of rural communities. For information check out locallink.ie.
On the day James O’Donoghue, Manager of Local Link Waterford met with Waterford Deputy Mary Butler, Minister John Halligan and Senator Paudie Coffee.
All Services Are Running To Schedule
To all our passengers, we would like to say Thank-You for your patience with the disruptions to some of our services during the bad weather we have had.
All services are now back on schedule and running as normal.
Service Update 20th October 2017
All services are currently running on schedule this morning. Updates may follow.
Service Update 19th October 2017 363 Tallow Lismore Cappoquin to Dungarvan
The 363 Service between Tallow and Dungarvan will continue to run for the rest of the day, but with a Divert in place from Cappoquin to Lismore due to a flooded road at Blackwater Garage. Schedule will be running late due to the Divert.
Service Update Wednesday 19th October 3.00pm. No.363 Tallow to Dungarvan delayed due to flooding.
Service Update. Our 363 service between Tallow and Dungarvan is currently having difficulty getting through due to flooding, consequently services are running late. We would advise intending passengers not to travel until further notice. Further updates to follow.
Services Update for Tuesday 17th October
It is our intention to operate the following service, however this is subject to prevailing road conditions
Service 363 Tallow to Dungarvan via Lismore, Cappoquin.
The following rural services have been cancelled for tomorrow Tuesday 17th October
Tallow to Youghal via Ballyduff, Ballysaggart, Lismore.
Clashmore to Dungarvan via Aglish, Villierstown, Ballinameela.
Grange to Dungarvan via Ardmore, Old Parish, Helvick.
Knockanore to Youghal via Tallow, Glendine.
The following fixed schedule service has also been cancelled
Service 364 Tallow to Fermoy via Conna, Bridesbridge, Castlelyons.
Services Cancelled due to Weather Warning
Plesase note that all services on route 363 Tallow to Dungarvan and 364 Tallow to Fermoy are cancelled for tomorrow Monday 16th October due to the Red Alert weather warning.
Services on the Dungarvan to Waterford route via Stradbally, Bunmahon, Kill, Dunhill are also cancelled tomorrow.
Services will resume as normal on Tuesday.
Minister Ring launches Local Link brand
Minister for Community and Rural Affairs Michael Ring has officially launched the Local Link brand. Local Link provides quality community-based public transport across rural Ireland. The launch took place at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly.
Minister Michael Ring said: “Local Link is enabling people in remote rural areas to go shopping, get to hospital appointments and avail of services in their local towns and villages. With over 1.7 million such journeys taking place last year, it is providing an invaluable service to rural Ireland.
Tim Gaston, Director of Public Transport Services at the National Transport Authority said: “Local Link is in many ways the unsung hero of our public transport system. In launching the Local Link brand, we want to make sure people all over Ireland are aware that these fantastic local bus services exist, and that the work being done at local level is properly acknowledged. “The message is that Local Link is very much open for business for everybody, including people going to work, families, students, tourists and visitors”.
Mobility Week 2017 – Car Free Day
As this is European Mobility Week, there are lots going on in the county to keep ye all moving. This Friday the 22nd September 2017 is car free day – leave the cars at home – walk, Jog, Cycle.
Win a Trip for 10 to the Ploughing Championships
In conjunction with the launch of the Local Link brand at this years Ploughing Championships,
Local Link are giving a trip for 10 to the winners of this national competition.
This years championships will be held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st September.