Monday 10 December 2018

Extra trains for Ed Sheeran gig

Bill Browne

With the much-hyped Ed Sheeran concerts at Pairc Uí Chaoimh just a few weeks away, Iarnród Éireann has announced details of special post-concert services it is laying on to help get concert-goers back home again.

Tens of thousands of music fans will descend on the venue for the three eagerly-awaited sold out concerts over the first weekend of May.

In order to cope with demand additional late night train services will leave from Kent Station in Cork on each night going to Mallow, Midleton and Cobh. 

Customers can also avail of free parking at the Irish Rail commuter stations at Little Island, Glounthaune, Carrigtwohill and Midleton.

Following the introduction of new technology last year, Iarnród Éireann is now able to offer its customers the opportunity to pre-purchase rickets for the Cork Commuter Rail Network (Cork-Midleton & Cork-Cobh).

This facility has already been successfully operating for some time from Mallow. Once pre-purchased, these tickets can be downloaded from any of the ticket vending machines in north and east Cork (except Fota). 

Concert goers can use the tickets on any scheduled commuter service prior to the concert and on the late-night return services. 

Bus Éireann is also planning to operate a shuttle bus service from Kent Station to Pairc Uí Chaoimh before the concert. 

Iarnród Éireann spokesman Ray Foley urged people to pre-book tickets online to ensure a their place on the services. 

For more information about services and to buy tickets visit