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Galway to Donegal

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Galway to Donegal

I will be visiting Ireland in May. Is there a way to get from Galway to Donegal by rail or bus? We are planning on renting a car and are at the mercy of public transportation.

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1. Re: Galway to Donegal

There's no rail from Donegal to anywhere.

It can be done by bus

This is the timetable you'll need

http://buseireann.ie/pdf/1315489192-64.pdf

N.B on some services there will be a change of bus in Sligo, even though it's not shown on the timetable.

Obviously that brings you to a fairly limited selection of towns in Donegal, so you may need to get a connecting service when you're there.

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2. Re: Galway to Donegal

Thank you and is there a way to get from Donegal down to Kilkenny? Its proving very diffacult to plan a zig zag trip and try and go everywhere we want to go. My friends roots are from the south and my roots are from the North. lol

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3. Re: Galway to Donegal

There also seems to be a private bus service, operated by Bus Feda (O Donaill) between Galway city and various towns in Donegal - via Knock and Sligo also:

Galway to Donegal Timetable:

http://www.feda.ie/site/?page_id=217

Donegal to Galway Timetable:

http://www.feda.ie/site/?page_id=20

Please note the departure is from The Cathedral car park in Galway, rather than the bus station in the centre of Galway, which Bus Eireann uses.

Anyone familiar with this service?

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4. Re: Galway to Donegal

Where exactly in Donegal will you be visiting? By Donegal, do you mean the town of Donegal or the county in general?

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5. Re: Galway to Donegal

I took the Feda O'Donnell bus a few years ago from Galway to Crolly which is close to the Donegal Airport. Total time about 5 hours, time to Donegal Town about 3 hours. Bus,at least then, left from the Cathederal on the side closest to the river. The fare was 16 euro but the driver only charged me 15 because it was easier to give me a five back instead of counting out 4 euro. The short trip from Crolly, less than 5 miles, in a taxi to the airport cost 12 euro.

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6. Re: Galway to Donegal

Donegal City is where we are wanting to go and we noticed they have a big craft fair so that enticed us. We will be visiting Beleek as well. We fly into Shannon then on to Galway and Aran islands and the Cliffs of Mohr, and Connemara ?, then to Donegal and Beleek. Then I think we are going to Kilkenny then on over to Dublin, hoping to stop at the Wicklow Mountains. We arrive on the 15th and are there for 10 days. We are open to suggestions.

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7. Re: Galway to Donegal

Donegal to Kilkenny sounds challenging. I can't imagine that there is a direct service.

I think your best bet is likely to be a connection in Dublin.

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8. Re: Galway to Donegal

Looking at the itinerary that you posted while I was writing my response, I'd recommend you switch the order of Dublin and Kilkenny.

Are you flying back out of Shannon or from Dublin?

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9. Re: Galway to Donegal

We are flying out of Dublin so that is last on our places to go.

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10. Re: Galway to Donegal

I see you are from Cork and we really wanted to go to Cork as well but not sure how we can fit it all in! Too much to see and not enough time!

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