FLEADH 2018

Temporary Matthews bus Drogheda stop for Fleadh weekend

The new bus stop is in place due to road closures ahead of the busy traditional music festival

Tia Clarke

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Temporary Matthews Drogheda stop for Fleadh weekend

Some schoolchildren getting ready for the Fleadh (Picture: Drogheda.ie)

Matthews.ie will be using a temporary bus stop on Drogheda’s Trinity Street next weekend due to road closures for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.

On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 only, Matthews.ie will not stop at North Road or on George’s Street, in both directions.

Matthews.ie will temporarily service Trinity Street via Cement Road, with a new stop on both sides of the road on Trinity Street at McCloskey’s Bakery.

New signage will be in place at this location and a map with pinned locations is available on the Matthews.ie Facebook page.

From Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th, Matthews.ie will service all stops as normal in and around Drogheda town.

However, passengers are advised to expect delays as the week develops and more events commence.

Delays will also affect Bettystown and Laytown due to high volumes of traffic expected in Julianstown and on the R132 to Drogheda.  

With 133 daily services between Dublin and the northeast, Matthews.ie are making the journey up the M1 a breeze for thousands of music fans.  

“Travelling by bus is the best way to get to Drogheda during the Fleadh,” said Matthews.ie managing director, Paddy Matthews.

“As a Green Patron sponsor, we are asking as many people as possible to leave the car at home and travel to and from the Fleadh in comfort on our regular Dundalk to Drogheda service.

“For those looking to travel on multiple days, we have a great value ten-trip ticket for €60 that can be used on any day.

“Our ten-trip ticket can also be shared among family members or groups travelling together, which works out cheaper for you.”