Flights cancelled, bus and rail services affected by Storm Hannah
Be careful out there.
Several flights and bus journeys have been cancelled and a number of train journeys will be impacted by Storm Hannah, which is set to make its presence felt in Ireland on Friday evening.
Met Éireann has taken the rare step of issuing a status red wind warning for Clare (from 8-11pm on Friday) and Kerry (from 6-8pm on Friday), while status orange wind warnings will apply to both counties, as well as Cork, Limerick, Galway, Tipperary and Waterford until 2am on Saturday morning.
A status yellow wind warning, meanwhile, will apply to all counties in Connacht, as well as Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford, from 11pm on Friday until 9am on Saturday morning.
The travel plans of many are set to be impacted as a result.
Elsewhere, Bus Éireann has released a list of the services that will be impacted as a result of the weather warnings issued by Met Éireann.
Routes 51/ 51X
From Limerick to Galway:
18:25 Limerick to Galway – operate as normal
19:25 Limerick to Galway – CANCELLED
20:25 Limerick to Galway – CANCELLED
21:35: Limerick to Galway – CANCELLED
From Galway to Limerick:
17:05 Galway to Limerick – operate as normal18:05 Galway – Limerick – operates as normal
18:00 Galway Limerick (X51) – operate from Galway to Gort ONLY
19:00 Galway – Limerick (X51) CANCELLED
19:05 Galway – Limerick – operate from Galway to Gort ONLY
20:05 Galway – Limerick – CANCELLED
Route 350: All services from 16:00 onwards will operate via N67 and WILL NOT serve the Cliffs of Moher
Route 343: Limerick / Shannon / Ennis
The following services will be CANCELLED:
Depart Limerick to Shannon / Ennis: 19:35, 20:35, 21.35, 23.15
Depart Ennis to Limerick: 20:40, 21.40, 22.40, 2320
Depart Shannon Airport to Limerick: 20.25, 21.25, 22.25, 23.25, 00.05
Route 336: 21.25 Ennis to Kilkee cancelled
Please note the following cancellations and alterations as a result of the Red Alert in Kerry which will operate between 18.00 and 20.00.
1800 Tralee to Limerick CANCELLED
2140 Tralee to Killarney CANCELLED
1650 Tralee to Cork CANCELLED
1900 Cork to Tralee CANCELLED
1800 to Castleisland & Kerry Airport WILL NOW DEPART at 20.10
1800 Tralee to Dingle CANCELLED
1800 Tralee to Killorglin WILL NOW DEPART at 20.10
1915 Killorglin to Tralee CANCELLED
Route 279A: 1845 Killarney to Killorglin WILL NOW DEPART at 20.10
All services operating at 20.10 hrs will be subject to review depending on the conditions at that time.
Irish Rail has also revealed that a number of trains will operate at reduced speeds on Friday evening due to the inclement conditions (see details below).
As a precaution due to #StormHannah weather alerts, trains will operate at reduced speeds (50mph/80kph) on the following lines this evening
❗️From 18.00hrs between Mallow and Tralee
❗️From 20.00hrs between Galway and Ennis
❗️From 20.00hrs between Castlebar and Westport/Ballina
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) April 26, 2019
Earlier on Friday, An Garda Síochána issued an appeal to road users to exercise caution on the roads, while AA Roadwatch will provide updates on the impact of weather conditions on various routes around the country here.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 26, 2019