New Measures

The re-introduction of the St. Patrick’s Street bus priority corridor is to be accompanied by the range of measures to improve and encourage access to the city centre.

Free Set Down Spaces

From August 9th, a network of set down spaces will be available around Cork City Centre. The set-down spaces will be free, but will have a 15 minute parking limit.

The spaces are located on: South Mall, Grand Parade, Parnell Place, Drawbridge Street and Cornmarket Street.

The spaces will improve accessibility and provide for drop off/pick up facilities for shoppers and visitors in the heart of Cork City Centre.

The spaces will be monitored to ensure they are working as planned, after 15 minutes the space must be vacated so as to be available for the next customer to use.

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Half Price Hourly Parking

As of August 9th, half price hourly parking is available in North Main Street and Paul Street car parks if you enter between 1pm and 6.30pm, 7 days a week. 

Half Price Hourly Parking

Black Ash Park & Ride Extension of Opening Hours

The facility will now operate from 06:45 to 20:30 (Monday to Saturday).

The first bus will depart at 07:00.

The last bus will depart St. Patrick’s Street at 20:10

Black Ash Park & Ride Extension of Route

The route in which the Black Ash Park & Ride serves has also changed. 

Additional stops have been added with a slight change to pick up/drop off locations

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Timetable:  Black Ash Bus Timetable

Black Ash Park & Ride Free Parking Promotion

In conjunction with the extended route and opening hours, the Black Ash Park & Ride is free of charge from 12:00 noon, Monday - Saturday. 

Please note, if you enter before 12 noon, normal charges apply. 

Bus Eireann Re-Route Buses

To bring people into the heart of the city, some bus services will stop on St. Patrick’s Street.

Route 203 (City Centre to Blackpool/Farranree)

From Sunday 29th July, Route 203 heading northbound to Blackpool/Farranree will travel through the City Centre via Grand Parade & St. Patrick’s Street. There will be 2 new stops for the 203 at:

  • Grand Parade (opp Argos)
  • St. Patrick’s Street (north of Easons)

The southbound route from the City Centre to Ballyphehane/Lehenaghmore remains unchanged.

These changes together with the St. Patrick’s Street bus priority corridor will improve services.

Please contact Bus Eireann for further information: CustomerCare@buseireann.ie

Leap Card Promotion

A bus fare promotion will run from Thursday 9th Aug 2018 to Saturday 15th Sept 2018 and will apply to leap card holders boarding from 14:00 to end of service each day.

The area covered is Cork Urban Red Zone

A special fare will apply as follows:

  • Adults and Students:  €1.00 / trip
  • Child and Schoolchild: €0.50 / trip