DRIVING IN IRELAND

We drive on the left side of the road in Ireland, just like over 60 other countries including the UK, Japan, India, Pakistan, Australia and most of Africa!! We are not alone!
If you are renting a car and trying this for the first time its not really that difficult. The driving position is on the right of the vehicle and you have a natural tendency to position yourself near the middle of the road to get a better view. Just be extra careful when joining other roads at 'T' junctions and cross-roads.

Travel Services

  • Trains
  • Busses
  • Taxis
  • Car/Bus Hire
  • Travel Service

 

Railway Station

Cahir railway station is located on Church Street.

For timetables and bookings go to www.irishrail.ie

 

Cahir is on the Limerick to Waterford line. Services also travel north from Limerick to Galway and beyond. From Waterford lines also go up to Dublin (via Kilkenny, Carlow, Athy etc.) and west to Rosslare and from there up the scenic coastal line to Dublin (via Wexford, Enniscorththy, Gory, Arklow, Wicklow and Bray.

Connection to the Dublin to Cork line is made at Limerick Junction (just outside Tipperary Town). However, many people going to Dublin prefer to travel to Thurles and catch the train there (there is a large car-park at the station). The Athlone bus will take you from Cahir to Thurles station. Thurles to Dublin (Heuston Station) is 1h 25min on the Intercity trains.

Incidentally, Limerick Junction station is actually in county Tipperary. It was planned for Limerick but the land was cheaper in Tipperary!!

 

 

Bus Stop Area

There is no bus station in Cahir but all of the busses stop in front of the castle near the War Memorial and the Tourist Office. The car-park at the castle has an area reserved for busses and coaches. Most busses will stop in the street (both sides depending on travel direction) but sometimes they use the car park. So keep watch for this or you may miss your bus. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Bus Eireann is the national bus service but there are also a number of private companies offering regular scheduled services. Enquire at the Tourist Office in front of the castle.

www.buseireann.ie for timetables and prices.

 

 

 

Keith Edwards

Tel: 087-2828556

Jimmy Maher

Tel: 086-0668762

Phil O’Connor

Tel: 087-258019

John O’Donnell

Tel: 086-0648754

T.J. Shine

Tel: 086-4018297

Michael Vincent

Tel: 086 3358725

Jim Cormack

Tel: 086 1967273

 

Car Hire (Rental)

Most of the leading car-hire companies operate at the airports. Some also operate at the ferry ports for foot passengers off the ferries. Beyond that the availability of rental vehicles is not widespread in Ireland. If you need a car just for a day or two check with your accommodation provider about availability.

If you are travelling in a group a small bus is possibly a good option. These are available in and around Cahir.

Denny Whelan Bus Hire

Birchdale, Cahir. Tel: 052 7441700 Mobile: 087 2663823

 

Travel Agents

There are no travel agents in Cahir but the Internet access facilities in the Library and the Business & Training centre can be used for on-line bookings (see the 'Communication Services' page for details.

 

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