Limerick city bus route changes, December 2016

Bus √Čireann have announced changes to some bus services in Limerick city, effective from Sunday 4 December 2016.

These changes mainly amount to more buses on Sundays, and replacement of the once-a-day route 304x with a once-every-fifteen-minutes route 304a.  

Further details of the changes are listed below.

See Limerick city bus services summary for links to timetables and route maps for all routes   (route maps for new and changed services will be updated as details come to hand).


Route 301: Westbury – City Centre – Bus/Train station – Regional Hospital – Fr.
Russell Rd

  • From Mon-Sat, there will be a bus every 30 minutes in the daytime.
  • Buses will serve the Raheen Industrial Estate directly during morning and evening rush hours.
  • The Sunday/Public Holidays timetable on this route will be doubled to now
  • operate every 30 minutes, with the last service from the City Centre at 11:30pm every day.
  • The bus will travel along Fr Russell Rd and go to the Regional Hospital in both directions

Route 302: City Centre – Thomond Park – Limerick IT – Caherdavin

  • On Sundays, there will be a bus every 30 minutes.
  • The last bus from the city centre will be at 11:30PM every day.

Route 303: Pineview – City Centre – O’Malley Park

  • On Sundays, there will be a bus every 30 minutes.
  • The last bus from the city centre will be at 11:30PM every day.

Route 304: University – City Centre – Hospital – Ballycummin – Raheen

  • Buses will not travel via the Bus/Rail Station
  • There are changes to the route in Ballycummin/Raheen (full details TBA)
  • All buses will end at the bus stop adjacent to Raheen Industrial Estate - the route 304 will not travel into this estate.
  • Peak time buses will go into the National Technology Park (Vistakon) in Castletroy.
  • On Sundays, there will be a bus every 30 minutes between 8am and 11:30pm

Route 304a: Raheen – Hospital – Bus/Train Station – City Centre – University – Monaleen

  • This new route starts operating on 4 December 2016.
  • A bus every 30 minutes, Monday to Sunday.
  • The route is includes the Old School House Rd area in Monaleen.   It is not year clear if the bus will travel the length of this road, or just pass the end of it.

Route 304x: Raheen –  University

  • This service is cancelled.

Route 306: Ballynanty – City Centre – Bus/Rail Stn – Edward St

  • On Sundays, there will be a bus every 60 minutes.
  • The last bus from the city centre will be at 11PM Mon-Sat, and 10am on Sundays.

Note:   these details are not quite the same as Bus Eireann's announcement, but are consistent with the currently-published timetable.