Irish Citylink

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Irish Citylink
Slogan 'Linking Ireland's Major Cities & Towns'
Parent ComfortDelGro
Founded 2003
Destinations Cork, Cork Airport, Clifden, Dublin, Dublin Airport, Galway, Killarney, Limerick, Athlone
Fleet Jonckheere, Van Hool, Volvo Buses

Irish Citylink is an Irish based subsidiary of Singaporean company ComfortDelGro, which provides bus services between some of Ireland's major cities and towns.


The company was established by businessman Jim Burke in 1994,[1] but is now owned by ComfortDelGro.

In 2010, CityLink contracted the running of its bus services to Callinan Coaches while remaining in control of sales and marketing of its routes.[2]


Citylink operates on six routes:

  • Galway – Dublin – Dublin Airport (express and normal service).[3]

new route began on first of May 2013 branded as Eireagle

  • Galway- Dublin- Dublin Airport
  • Galway – Oranmore – Loughrea – Ballinasloe – Athlone – Tyrellspass – Dublin – Dublin Airport (commuter service).
  • Galway – Limerick – Cork – Cork Airport.
  • Galway – Cliffden – Cleggan – Letterfrack.
  • Galway – Killarney.
  • Limerick - Dublin Airport.

(express service branded as Eireagle, began February 2015)

Legal prosecution[edit]

In April 2010, CityLink were prosecuted for operating an unlicensed bus service between Dublin and Galway when, in addition to their licensed stopping bus service, they introduced a non-stop service between the two cities. While the District Court judge found that the case against the company had been proven to the required degree, she decided to apply the Probation Act.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Doors open for private bus operators". The Irish Independent. 22 January 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Joe Dermody (17 June 2010). "Citylink outsources routes in €30m deal". The Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Bus timetable: Dublin Airport–Galway route Link. Retrieved: 2012-12-30.
  4. ^ Brian McDonald (29 April 2010). "Unlicensed bus firm escapes conviction with charity donation". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

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