Monday 5 December 2016

School bus services subject to disruption following flooding

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 06/01/2016 | 08:17

In areas where flooding is an issue most services will operate with diversion
In areas where flooding is an issue most services will operate with diversion

Bus Eireann have advised those using school transport services that some routes may be subject to disruption due to recent flooding.

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In areas where flooding is an issue most services will operate with diversions.

However the transport company say that "minor amount of services" will be unable to operate until flood waters recede further. 

The areas currently affected include:

Connaught

North Mayo – all services expected to operate, some diversions will apply.

South Mayo – Ballinrobe/Neale area, services will operate with diversions.

Sligo – all services expected to operate, some diversions will apply.

Galway – services are generally expected to operate normally with the exception of service to Kilcolgan ETNS from the Labane/Kilcogan area, which will operate with diversions. 

Services to Gort and Kinvara post primary schools will operate but will be rerouted via Kilcolgan.  Kinvara national school and Ballyglass national school may also be affected.

Roscommon – all services to operate as normal with the exception of one service from the Carrowmore/Ballintubber area to Castlerea post primary centre which currently will not be able to operate.

Leinster

Offaly – flooding in the Pollagh area serving Ferbane post primary centre means this service may operate to the closest safe point to Pollagh village only.

Longford – service to Moyne on the R14070 will be disrupted affecting a small number of families.

Westmeath – main roads currrently clear, so services not affected.

Carlow – Bagnelstown, services expected to operate with some diversions.

Kilkenny – Graiguenamanagh, Bennetsbridge, Inistogue, Thomastown – services expected to operate with some local diversions.

Wexford – Enniscorthy – services expected to operate with some local diversions.

Munster

Tipperary – Cahir, Carrick on Suir, Clonmel – services expected to operate with some local diversions.

Waterford – Aglish, Clashmore – services expected to operate with some local diversions.

Cork – diversions will be in place on the Killeagh to Castlemartyr Road in East Cork affecting services to Midleton post primary and Carrigtwohill primary schools. 

Services to Scoil Triest in Cork City from East Cork will also be subject to diversion. 

Kerry – Currently all services to operate as normal with the possible exception of Banna/Ballyheighe where a minor diversion may be necessary.

Limerick Services to Gort and Kinvara post primary schools will operate but will be rerouted via Kilcolgan.

Kinvara national school and Ballyglass national school may also be affected.

Ulster

Monaghan – services to Ballybay, Rockcorry and Latton from the Cootehill Road are not expected to operate. 

Service to Central national school (Castleblayney Central School), Oram national school and Castleblayney post primary schools from the Keady Road will be disrupted and may not be able to operate. 

All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions.

Cavan – service to Cootehill post primary and Dernakesh primary schools from Canningstown Road/Sharpes Corner are not expected to operate. 

Service to St Bricin’s post primary in Belturbert from the Belturbert-Killeshandra Road may not be able to operate. 

All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions.    

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