Bus service builds on local links with Iveragh community
A NON-PROFIT agent of the National Transport Authority with charitable status, Local Link Kerry have commenced both new and enhanced bus services for the Iveragh peninsula, a continuation of its efforts to bring greater connectivity to rural Ireland.
The services connect the townlands, towns and parishes of Aghatubride, Ballinskelligs, Caherdaniel, Castlecove, Dromid, Gleensk, Kells, Portmagee, The Glen, Valentia, Caherciveen, Glenbeigh and Killorglin, providing door-to-door collections in the outlining townlands where possible. Adult single tickets will cost from €4 to €10 depending on length of journey, with return, weekly, student, and children offers also available. Free Travel passes are also accepted.
“These services will support greater connectivity and linkages for the rural population as well as the tourists who wish to visit the area,” Local Link Kerry General Manager Carmel Walsh explained to The Kerryman.
“Also in most of the areas listed, the bus routes have been designed to allow for door-to-door pickups, meaning we can reach as many parts of rural south Kerry as possible.”
The independent non-profit company, delivered entirely by contracted bus operators, already operates a range of routes throughout the county, and in 2016 facilitated over 133,000 passenger trips, now managing some 150 services weekly.
A full rundown on prices, times and days of operation is available from www.locallinkkerry. ie, with Iveragh-specific information at www. locallinkkerry.ie/iveragh-peninsula/.