If you are travelling by public transport to enjoy the festivities this St Patrick’s weekend, please note that service alterations will be in place.

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann will operate services as follows on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March & Remembrance and Recognition Day, 18 March 2022:

St. Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2022
All Bus Éireann & Expressway services will operate to a Sunday schedule

Day of Remembrance and Recognition, 18 March 2022
All Bus Éireann & Expressway services will operate to a Sunday schedule

For updates, visit buseireann.ie

Dublin Bus

There will be a number of diversions to Dublin Bus services on Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 March 2022, due to St Patrick’s Festival.

Thursday 17 March 2022 – St. Patrick’s Day
A Sunday Timetable will operate on all routes on St. Patrick’s Day.
City Tours will not operate.

Friday 18 March 2022
A Sunday Timetable will operate on all routes.

Saturday 19 March 2022
A Saturday Timetable will operate on all routes.

Nitelink Service
Nitelink services will operate Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2022.

For details of all diversions, please visit dublinbus.ie.

Go-Ahead Ireland

On Thursday 17th March 2022, due to multiple events in Dublin, ALL SERVICES between 04:00hrs & 19:00hrs will terminate and commence at Heuston Station. Stops affected: Bachelors Walk (100316), Custom House Quay (102499), Mayor St. Lower (105140), Connolly Station (135121).

Entering Dublin: Terminate at Heuston Station, continue out of service onto the R148 Wolfe Tone Quay & Arran Quay, turning right across Capel Street / Grattan Bridge. Make use of marked coach parking space on Victoria Quay for break / layover (green area).
Exiting Dublin: From Victoria Quay follow R148 round to Heuston Station and recommence scheduled service.

Dublin city diversions

For more Go-Ahead Ireland service diversions click on the service below

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail

The following additional late night DART & Commuter services will operate on St. Patrick’s night only:

St. Patrick’s Day (to operate Fri 18th Mar)

00.20 Pearse/Maynooth
00.30 Connolly/Greystones
00.30 Connolly/Howth
00.40 Pearse/Dundalk
00.50 Pearse/Kildare


St. Patrick’s Day, Thu 17th March

To facilitate the parade, there will be no Red Line trams running between Smithfield and The Point from 10:00 to 15:00 approx. Red Line trams will run between Tallaght / Saggart and Smithfield only during these times.

There will be no Green Line trams running between St. Stephen’s Green and Dominick from 07:00 to 18:00 approx. Trams will run between Broombridge and Dominick, and between St. Stephen’s Green and Brides Glen only during these times.

Fri 18th March

Luas will run Sunday Operating Hours and Frequency. Operating Hours for the Red and Green Lines on both days are listed above. For more information visit www.luas.ie.


As the Friday after St Patrick’s Day (March 18th) is a once off public holiday, from 8am to 8pm only on Friday the 18th of March, your taxi driver is entitled to add 20% to the fare calculated by the taximeter in the vehicle. The driver will write the additional 20% on your receipt.

To estimate the cost of any journey on this day use the Taxi Fare Estimator and select the Premium Rate on transportforireland.ie

See here for more information.

TFI Local Link

Most Door-to-Door services are operating normal services on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March. Regular Rural Services will be operating a Sunday schedule. Please note that some diversions are in place due to local parades.

For service information over the weekend, please contact your TFI Local Link office.