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15th Mar 2022

Everything you need to know about travelling by train this Saint Patrick’s weekend

Hugh Carr

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A revised schedule is in place for all routes.

Iarnród Éireann have announced their plans for rail users hoping to travel this week for Saint Patrick’s Day and across the extra bank holiday.

Revisions are set to be in place on all routes from Thursday (17 March) onwards.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning on taking a trip on the train this week.

Saint Patrick’s Day (Thursday, 17 March)

Customers are being advised to check details before travelling on the Iarnród Éireann Journey Planner.

Both the Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) trains and Dublin Commuter services will operate on a Sunday service.

However, there will be extra trains before and after the Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade on Thursday.

Tara Street Station will be closed all day until 4pm to aid Gardaí with their Crowd Control Management Plan.

Customers hoping to get into Dublin City Centre are being asked to use Connolly or Pearse Station instead.

Late night services will operate on Thursday, serving all stations unless otherwise stated.

  • 12.20am Pearse to Maynooth
  • 12.30am Pearse to Howth
  • 12.30am Connolly to Greystones
  • 12.40am Pearse to Dundalk (serving Tara St, Connolly, Howth Junction and then all stations to Dundalk)
  • 12.50am Pearse to Kildare

Public holiday (Friday, 18 March)

The new public holiday will also see a revised schedule in operation on all routes.

Both the DART and Dublin Commuter services will operate a Sunday service with minor timetable revisions.

Customers are once again being advised to check the Iarnród Éireann Journey Planner before making any journeys.

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