Local bus company McKennas of Boyle have been awarded the tender to run the new Local Link Route 570 Boyle Area Bus Service.
It is understood the National Transport Authority funded service will initally include a three times daily “Lough Key Forest Park Ranger” link between Boyle and Lough Key Forest Park, with a further added late evening return service to the Park.
This will operate seven days per week during the holiday season
The Lough Key Shuttle Bus, whose main sponsor was Boyletoday.com, operated this service on a pilot basis for the last two years.
In addition, the new service will include five times daily around the town (the Boyle Round Town Services) to bring in Lowparks & Mockmoyne / Marian Road & Church View / Termon Road, Plunkett Home, Train Station and Silveroe (Frenchpark Road). There will be stops at Boyle Medical Centre, Post Office, Train Station, Supervalu, King House and Abbeyhaven among others.
The fare structure is competitive with concessions for students and young children. The services are free for passengers holding Department of Social Protection Travel Passes.
There will be an additional daily service, Monday to Sunday, linking Boyle Town with Roscommon Town / Hospital / Train Station which will include stops at Elphin Windmill, Strokestown Park House & Rathcroghan Centre in Tulsk.
You can view the timetable by clicking here
The service will be officially launched in King House on June 1st at 1.30pm.
(Boyletoday.com shows passengers availaing of the Lough Key Shuttle Bus last summer)