Dundalk music fans urged to travel by bus to Fleadh
Traditional music fans in Dundalk are being urged to travel by public transport to this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.
This year’s Fleadh, which will be held in Drogheda for the first time, taking place from August 12th to 19th.
An estimated 400,000 revellers are expected to visit Drogheda as part of the festivities and the Fleadh Committee are urging them to avail of public transport.
With 133 daily services between Dublin and the north east, coach company Matthews.ie are making the journey up the M1 a breeze for thousands of music fans.
“Travelling by bus is the best way to get to Drogheda during the Fleadh,” said Matthews.ie managing director, Paddy Matthews.
“As a Green Patron sponsor, we are asking as many people as possible to leave the car at home and travel to the Fleadh in comfort on our regular Dundalk to Drogheda service.
“For Dundalk passengers, we have frequent departures throughout the day from Marshes Shopping Centre.
“For those looking to travel on multiple days, we have a great value ten-trip ticket for €60 that can be used on any day.
“Our ten-trip ticket can also be shared among family members or groups travelling together, which works out cheaper for you.”
From Monday 13th to Friday 17th, Matthews.ie will service all stops as normal in and around Drogheda town.
However, passengers are advised to expect delays as the week develops and more events commence.
Delays will also affect Bettystown and Laytown due to high volumes of traffic expected in Julianstown and on the R132 to Drogheda.
On Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th, Matthews.ie will not stop at North Road or on George’s Street, in both directions, due to road closures.
As a result, Matthews.ie will temporarily service Trinity Street via Cement Road, with a new stop on both sides of the road on Trinity Street at McCloskey’s Bakery. New signage will be in place at this location.
A map with pinned locations will be available on the Matthews.ie Facebook page.