Please note In the event you are unable to leave your home due to COVID-19 Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow will endeavour to pick up your shopping or prescriptions from your local shop/supermarket or pharmacy for this service. Please phone LoCall 1890 42 41 41 or 056 771 5912 for further enquires.
The Ring a Link Kilkenny City bus service is no longer operational. It has been replaced by a new service, the details of which can be found here: https://www.transportforireland.ie/kilkenny-city-services/
Please note that the new service is being provided by a different operator. Ring a Link will no longer be in a position to answer queries relating to the new bus service.
However, the Kilkenny City school bus is still operated by Ring a Link. Details of this service are available on our web site here: https://www.ringalink.ie/bus-services/bus-timetable/4973/
Our Local Link services at Ring a Link, operating in Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary and Wicklow, will be on holiday on Christmas Day 25th December, St. Stephen’s Day 26th December and New Year’s Day 1 January. Local Link Christmas 2019 service times will be as normal on all other days.
Please note that the 183 Glendalough to Wicklow bus service will only stop for Christmas Day. It operates on all other days, and on 26th December and 1st January will use the Sunday schedule. Please be aware that Iarnród Éireann services arriving at and departing from Wicklow train station will use the Saturday timetable on 24th, 27th, 30th and 31st December, but the 183 bus will operate on the normal weekday service on those days.
Likewise 817C Carrick-on-Suir to Grangemockler bus service will only stop on Christmas Day, and will operate on its normal timetable on all other days.
Please refer to this page (https://www.ringalink.ie/news) or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/locallinkckw/ or Twitter at https://twitter.com/LocalLinkCKW to keep up to date with Local Link Christmas 2019 service times.
The JAM Card is a social innovation from NOW Group, an organisation based in Belfast, which allows people with a learning disability or a communication barrier to indicate easily and discreetly that they might need ‘Just A Minute’ when accessing public transport.
Passengers with a learning disability, autism, or any other communication barrier can simply show the driver their JAM Card to convey that they might require a little more time and understanding. The NTA’s aim in introducing the JAM Card is to continue in its efforts to make public transportation safe and accessible for all passengers, regardless of their circumstances.
JAM Cards are available in the standard card form or as a smartphone app for ease of access, and are used by over 35,000 people in the UK and Northern Ireland on public transport as well as in shops, restaurants, and other public spaces. Drivers on all Transport for Ireland platforms including Local Link have been adequately trained to recognize the JAM Card, ensuring that Ireland is on the journey to becoming fully JAM Card-friendly.
The full press release can be seen at the Local Link web site here: https://www.locallink.ie/en/news/posts/local-link-on-the-way-to-becoming-jam-card-friendly/
Here you will find links to a Guidance Note and application form in respect of a new pilot Local Link Community Transport Service scheme. Please pass on to any community groups you believe may be interested.
Grant aid of up to €5,000 for the project is available. The value of the grant will be determined on a case by case basis.
This is a Closed Call for applications in that the Local Link office – in this case ourselves in Ring a Link – is being requested by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to identify one only potential project from one only of the counties Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow; and seek the required information from the community group proposing to operate the service. There will, thus, be only one successful project between the three counties.
The closing date for receipt of applications to us at email@example.com by 12 mid-day on Tuesday 19th November to enable us to recommend a suitable application to the NTA. See the links below for the guidance notes and application form.
Ring a Link.
Our Local Link bus Service Search feature is now available. Please visit https://www.ringalink.ie/service-search to search for Local Link bus services. There you can enter your address or EirCode, or drag the marker to your location, and find Local Link services that are available in your area.
It is not necessary to find your exact location. Simply enter the name of a town, village or townland, click Find Address, and the map will automatically move to that location. Then click Find Services, and the system will tell you which services operate in that location.
Some of our services operate on a fixed route, while others are demand-responsive, and operate within a defined area. Demand-responsive services must be booked in advance, and the passenger must be registered. If you find a service that you want to use through the Service Search feature , please register at https://www.ringalink.ie/register.