Bus Éireann warns school bus services face disruption due to flooding

It says a small number of routes may be affected

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Bus Éireann is warning that some school bus routes may be subject to disruption due to flooding.

The company says where flooding is an issue, most services will operate with disruptions.

But a small amount of routes may be unable to operate until flood waters recede.

The company is advising parents and guardians of children using the services that a small number of routes in some parts of the country may be subject to disruption, due to circumstances beyond their control.

"Where flooding is an issue most services will operate with diversions, though we envisage a minor amount of services will be unable to operate until flood waters recede further", it says.

But it adds that the situation is being closely monitored and that in affected areas, normal services will resume as soon as possible.

The areas affected include:

  • North Mayo – all services expected to operate, some diversions will apply
  • South Mayo – Ballinrobe/Neale area, services will operate with diversions
  • Offaly – flooding in the Pollagh area serving Ferbane post primary centre means this service may operate to the closest safe point to Pollagh village only
  • Longford – service to Moyne on the R14070 will be disrupted affecting a small number of families
  • Athlone – main roads currrently clear, so services not affected
  • Carlow – Bagnelstown, services expected to operate with some diversions
  • Kilkenny – Graiguenamanagh, Bennetsbridge, Inistogue, Thomastown – services expected to operate with some local diversions
  • Tipperary – Cahir, Carrick on Suir, Clonmel – services expected to operate with some local diversions
  • Waterford – Aglish, Clashmore – services expected to operate with some local diversions
  • Wexford – Enniscorthy – services expected to operate with some local diversions
  • Sligo – all services expected to operate, some diversions will apply
  • Galway – services are generally expected to operate normally with the exception of service to Kilcolgan ETNS from the Labane/Kilcogan area, which will operate with diversions. Services to Gort and Kinvara post primary schools will operate but will be rerouted via Kilcolgan. Kinvara national school and Ballyglass national school may also be affected
  • Roscommon – all services to operate as normal with the exception of one service from the Carrowmore/Ballintubber area to Castlerea post primary centre which currently will not be able to operate
  • Cork – diversions will be in place on the Killeagh to Castlemartyr Road in East Cork affecting services to Midleton post primary and Carrigtwohill primary schools. Services to Scoil Triest in Cork City from East Cork will also be subject to diversion. All other services expected to operate as normal
  • Monaghan – services to Ballybay, Rockcorry and Latton from the Cootehill Road are not expected to operate. Service to Central national school (Castleblayney Central School), Oram national school and Castleblayney post primary schools from the Keady Road will be disrupted and may not be able to operate. All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions
  • Cavan – service to Cootehill post primary and Dernakesh primary schools from Canningstown Road/Sharpes Corner are not expected to operate. Service to St Bricin’s post primary in Belturbert from the Belturbert-Killeshandra Road may not be able to operate. All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions
  • Kerry – Currently all services to operate as normal with the possible exception of Banna/Ballyheighe where a minor diversion may be necessary
  • Limerick/Galway – Services to Gort and Kinvara post primary schools will operate but will be rerouted via Kilcolgan. Kinvara national school and Ballyglass national school may also be affected