25 October 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
Jump on board Bus Éireann Cork Jazz Festival late night buses
Jazz fans going to next Bank Holiday weekend’s fantastic festival line-up in Cork, can avail of several Bus Éireann late night services from the city centre to major suburbs and beyond.
These late night buses will run from the City Centre to Carrigaline, Ballincollig, Blarney and Midleton – up until 3am – over the course of the October Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, 27th to Sunday, 29th October next. Late night Bus Éireann services will operate from the city – at regular fare prices for single & return journeys – and depart at 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00. Customers can pay on board – or all pre-paid Leap Card and monthly tickets are also valid for journeys – along with free travel passes.
The Carrigaline service will depart from outside Brown Thomas on St Patrick’s Street and will serve Douglas East Village, and travel onwards via Maryborough Hill to Carrigaline. The Blarney service will depart from outside the Savoy cinema and will serve Blackpool, Churchfield, Farranree, Killeens and travel onward via Blarney to Cloghroe. The Midleton service will depart from outside Easons and serves Dillons Cross, Mayfield, Glanmire, Glounthaune, Carrigtwogill to Midleton.
Customers will be spoilt for choice with some top-class jazz acts, featuring electronica, funk, swing and blues varieties. The line-up this year includes: Imelda May, The Swing Cats, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Sarah Mc Kenzie, Booka Brass and the Kenny Garrett Quintet amongst many of the major acts. The festival atmosphere is what most visitors, and locals alike, come to savour.
“Bus Éireann is delighted to play its part in enabling locals and visitors experience the fun and buzz that the Cork Jazz Festival has to offer,” said Martin Walsh, Regional Manager, South, Bus Éireann. “Our late night services are very popular for groups travelling together, as well as good value for visitors, or others who may be staying with family or friends.”