Friday 30 September 2016

'Watch out for super furry animals' - Gardai's travel warnings are in the spirit of Electric Picnic

Geraldine Gittens

Published 02/09/2016 | 07:53

A map of the public transport drop-offs at Electric Picnic. Photo: Transport for Ireland
A map of the public transport drop-offs at Electric Picnic. Photo: Transport for Ireland

Gardai were humming to a different tune last night when they doled out road safety advice for Electric Picnic attendees.

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In the spirit of the music festival, they drew inspiration from James Bey's "Scars" lyrics.

"You're setting off. It's time to go, the engine's running. We always knew this day was coming. Speed Kills, Arrive alive!" gardai tweeted.

That was after they warned picknickers to "watch out for super furry animals".

That's the safe cross code - Electric Picnic style.

Here is a list of public transport options to and from the Picnic, courtesy of Transport for Ireland.

BUS

Bus Éireann Services

From Custom House Quay

Friday 07:30 to 18:00 service every 30 minutes

Friday from Dublin airport 1400

Saturday 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00

Sunday 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00

Depart Stradbally

Saturday 2300 0000 0100

Sunday 1200 (midday) and from 2030 to 0200 service every 30 minutes

Monday 0500 to 1330 service every 30 minutes

Tickets can be purchased on:

www.buseireann.ie and from Ticketmaster agents.

Return fare €23 online, €25 on the day (limited number of tickets can be purchased from the ticket bus on the day of travel)

Marathon Coach Travel Ltd

From Dublin (Georges Quay) to Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Ltd

From Dublin (George’s Quay) to Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

BUSES FROM OUTSIDE DUBLIN

Bus Éireann

Cork

Special buses will depart from Parnell Place bus station, Cork at 08.00 on Friday, 2 September next and these will service Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Cahir. This service is scheduled to reach Stradbally Hall at 10.45.

The return service will depart from Stradbally at 12.00 on Monday, September arriving in Parnell Place, Cork at 14.25.

Return tickets cost €40 and must be purchased in advance from Cork bus station.  A limited number of seats are available.

Galway

A third service will operate from Galway to Stradbally to facilitate festival-goers from the west.

This will depart from Galway bus station in Eyre Square at 12.00 on Friday, 2 September and is scheduled to arrive in Stradbally at 15.00.

A return service to Galway will depart from Stradbally Hall at 10.00 on Monday, 5 September and will arrive back to Galway at 13.00.  Tickets must be purchased in advance from Galway bus station, and there are a limited number of seats available.

Visit www.buseireann.ie for more information

P.J. Martley’s Ltd

Portlaoise (Train Station) via James Fintan Lalor Bus stop

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit Website

Kelly Travel

Tipperary via Cashel and Portlaoise  to

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

Limerick via Nenagh and Roscrea to

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

Cork via Mitchelstown, Cahir and Portlaoise

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

Irish Concert Travel Ltd

Donegal via Ballyshannon, Sligo, Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford and Mullingar

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

Seven Cabs & Coaches Rental Ltd

Dundalk

Stradbally (Drop off at Green Car Park Z) Visit website

TRAIN

Take the train to Electric picnic and a shuttle  bus service will be in operation from Portlaoise station to EP (€5 single), full details are here:

www.martleys.com

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