Bus Capacity Increases For Ballingarry School


Bus Eireann has confirmed that additional capacity is being added to the Cloneen-Mullinahone-Ballingarry school bus route, which services the Presentation Secondary School in Ballingarry.

The number of tickets on the route will be increased from 32 to 52.

Extra funding announced in the Budget last month has been used to improve the school transport provision in the area.

Parents along the Cloneen – Mullinahone – Ballingarry bus route learned, just prior to the commencement of the school year, that there would not be enough spaces on the bus to match the demand for tickets in the locality.

Since then there has been intense engagement to accommodate all students applying for school transport.

The service expansion has been welcomed by local TD Jackie Cahill who also thanked Education Minister Norma Foley,  Cllr Imelda Goldsboro, and Bus Éireann staff for their contribution.

It is understood that a number of other school transport routes in the county are still facing a level of demand that exceeds the supply of spaces for the School transport scheme.