23rd September 2022

FREQUENCIES AND SERVICE LEVELS TO INCREASE ON ROUTES 368 AND 369

PRESS RELEASE 23rd September 2022 – MaryB O Leary, General Manager, TFI Local Link Wexford:

“A new timetable has come into effect on TFI Local Link Wexford Routes 368 and 369:

Route 368 New Ross to Tullow now operates as New Ross to Enniscorthy and runs six times per day Monday to Saturday and five times a day on Sunday with additional stops in New Ross and adding Davidstown to the service.  This will be the first seven-day service provided to and from the village of Davidstown.

Route 369 Bunclody to Enniscorthy now runs seven times per day Monday to Saturday between Enniscorthy and Bunclody and four times a day on Sunday. The service has also been extended to and from Tullow, four times a day Monday to Friday, and once a day at the weekends.  The service will now provide a seven-day regular service to the villages of Clohamon, Kilmyshall, Castledockrell and Marshallstown. The service will also include Ryland Wood, Old Forest and Carrig Bán.

The new timetables provide onward connections to and from New Ross to Waterford. From Enniscorthy there are connection options to Wexford and Dublin. From Tullow there are onward options with TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow and from Bunclody with Wexford Bus and Bus Eireann.

These TFI Local Link route enhancements are funded by the National Transport Authority as part of the Transport for Ireland Network

For route and timetable information, locallinkwexford.ie”

31st August 2022

Route 388 Carrig on Bannow to Wexford  – Timetable update

From August 31st 2022 our route 388 Carrig on Bannow to Wexford will operate a slightly different timetable.

In Taghmon we will stop at Monastery Avenue and on Main Street.

Coming in to Wexford we will turn before the hospital and go down through Carricklawn and Belvedere Road stopping at the North End Football Club. Then on to Redmond Square.

The Windmill Lane Therapeutic centre has been taken off the schedule.

There is no change to the return journey bar a name change to the stop opposite Boggans to Racecourse Bus Stop.

Ask your driver for an updated timetable or contact us here in TFI Local Link Wexford and we can email or post you one.

The new timetable is also on our drop down menu on our homepage.

28th August 2022

TFI Launches Badge and Card for Passengers with Invisible Disabilities

Please Offer Me a Seat Badge and Card: No Need to Explain

Transport for Ireland (TFI), along with Invisible Disability Ireland, is today launching the “Please Offer Me a Seat” Badge and Card for people with invisible disabilities to use when using public transport.

If a passenger with an invisible disability has difficulty standing while using public transport, the badge or card will help them to subtly alert fellow passengers that they would welcome being offered a seat. Some examples of invisible disabilities are fibromyalgia, autism, head injuries, chronic pain, poor balance and multiple sclerosis, along with other conditions.

The badge and card can be used on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann—Irish Rail, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland, and TFI Local Link services.

Dominic Hannigan, Public Transport Regulation at the NTA said, “It is important that public transport is as inclusive and accessible for people of varying abilities as possible. Public transport is for everyone and any measure that assists our passengers in feeling as comfortable as possible while using our services is welcome. I encourage passengers with hidden disabilities to contact their local public transport operator to obtain a card or badge and I hope other passengers will be understanding of those who indicate that they would appreciate being offered a seat”.

Emily Larkin, Founder and Director of Invisible Disability Ireland said, “One in 7 people in Ireland have a disability and about 80%of disabilities have invisible impairments, meaning they are not immediately apparent. Invisible disabilities are no less challenging and can hinder a person’s efforts to go to school, work, socialise, and more.  Although people with invisible disabilities make up a large percentage of the disability population, they have little representation, awareness, understanding or support. Not only will the “Please Offer Me a Seat” Badge and Card ensure that people with hidden disabilities are eligible for a seat in priority areas on public transport, I also hope that this will help raise awareness and promote a greater understanding of invisible disabilities amongst the general public”.

Sorin Costica, Head of Operations for Dublin Bus said, “Dublin Bus is committed to providing an accessible service for each and every one of our customers. The introduction of this badge and card will make our services even more inclusive for all customers. It will give people hidden disabilities the freedom to travel with confidence when using Dublin Bus and other public transport services”.

TFI is launching an advertising campaign about the “Please Offer Me a Seat” Badge and Card today. You can view the video here.  Passengers who require a badge or card can contact their local TFI public transport operator to get one. Passengers should note that a badge and card does not guarantee a seat.

18th August 2022

Hook Triathlon Saturday 20th August 2022- Service Disruption Update

Tri the Hook Sprint Triathlon is happening this Saturday 2oth August.  The following routes will be affected;
Hook Area to Waterford Summer Service; 
  • The 09.15 schedule will only service Saltmills, Fethard & Duncannon onwards to Waterford.
  • On the return trip @ 10.15 leaving Waterford when it arrives to Duncannon will travel directly to Fethard on Sea directly and from there to Saltmills only.
  • The 11.30 from Saltmills will try to accommodate all stops, however delays can be expected.
New Ross to Hook Area Summer Service;
  • 09.15 no change to the route
  • The 10:00 from New Ross will travel to Duncannon and from there directly to Fethard, Saltmills and Tintern.
  • The 11.30 from New Ross will aim to complete the full routes but delays can be expected between Fethard on Sea and the Hook.
Wexford to Hook Area Summer Service;
  • 09.40 no change to the route
  • The 10.40 from Wexford will travel directly from Fethard on Sea to Duncannon.
  • The later services will complete the full route as per the timetable.
The following link shows the full route of the run and cycle of the triathlon.

26th July 2022

VISIT WEXFORDJULY 2022 NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2022 UPDATE

WEXFORD ROSE TOUR

Wexford County Council is honoured to host the official Wexford Rose Tour as part of the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2022.The 3-day Wexford Rose Tour will take place August 11th to 13th, where Roses from all around the globe will be treated to a jam-packed itinerary. The tour includes visits to some of Wexford’s most famed landmarks, as well as some of our best-kept secrets. The Wexford Rose Tour will showcase all that County Wexford has to offer.We look forward to welcoming all of the Roses, particularly Wexford’s very own Joy Quigley, on the tour and wish her the best of luck in the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

VISIT WEXFORD VISITOR SPOTLIGHT
We know that Wexford is the ultimate holiday destination in Ireland, and here’s some familiar faces who tend to agree and have enjoyed a recent trip to County Wexford.

GET INVOLVED

WEXFORD’S WHAT’S ON EVENT GUIDE

SUMMER SEASON MEANS FESTIVAL AND EVENT SEASON

This summer so far, the ‘What’s On’ events calendar on VisitWexford.ie has proven to be the most clicked page on VisitWexford.ie with over 2.5K monthly clicks. ‘Things to do in Wexford’ and ‘What’s on in Wexford this weekend’ are among the top search terms that generate traffic to the website this summer.This proves how vitally important each and every one of the fantastic festivals and events that Wexford has to offer are uploaded and listed on the “What’s On” events guide on VisitWexford.ie. When listed with VisitWexford.ie, it grants your business/event a place on the Visit Wexford App, as well as promotion on social media with links to drive followers onto your business/event listing to learn more.

If you have an upcoming Festival or Event, please ensure to upload it to the What’s On Event Guide on VisitWexford.ie

Please ensure to submit all relevant business/event information such as dates, times, opening hours, ticket info, lineups, etc. It is also important to upload high resolution imagery for your listing’s gallery. If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to info@joconnellmarketing.com.

To upload a business listing, click here

To upload an event listing, click here

SOCIAL MEDIA

With over 76K followers across all platforms, Visit Wexford can provide valuable exposure for your business/event. High-quality tourism-related content is shared across channels where relevant and appropriate. Follow and engage with Visit Wexford across all social media channels as we continue to share daily user-generated stories and regular posts by tourism businesses, as well as any other content featuring Wexford tourism/hospitality businesses that Visit Wexford is tagged in. With a congested and busy notification centre on our socials, it’s vital to tag us in relevant tourism-related content only. To stay up to date on all things Visit Wexford, please refer to the industry communications email.

IMAGE BANK

We are always looking for vibrant and fresh, new imagery featuring our local businesses/tourism providers and their offerings.
Visit Wexford aims to use high-resolution and quality imagery/video when it comes to promoting countywide Wexford tourism via our website and social media channels.
If you have updated imagery you would like to see promoted across the Visit Wexford social channels and web content, please email them to hello@oconnellmarketing.ie 

The Visit Wexford App was launched almost one year ago and has proven to be very popular among visitors with over 2.7K downloads.Visitors can now access everything they look for from VisitWexford.ie, now in a user-friendly app at the touch of a button.

Click here to download on Apple devices.
Click here to download on Android devices.
To leverage the new app for your business communications, we have included our digital badge below for you to add to your social posts, website and other communications to promote your business’ inclusion in the app. Simply hover over the badge asset below until you see the arrow appear in the bottom right-hand corner and click it to download the badge. If you use these badges in your communications, don’t forget to tag @VisitWexford on social media so that we can share it.

 

AUTUMN/WINTER CAMPAIGN

We are currently developing our Autumn/Winter 2022 campaign to lead in strong on time. If you have any input from past campaign learnings, or ideas you may have to give county-wide spread, please send your creative ideas and suggestions to hello@oconnellmarketing.ie

13th June 2022

TFI Local Link Wexford go Cashless

BIG NEWS
You can now download and use the new TFI Go App to buy tickets and go cashless in Wexford on the following TFI Local Link Wexford services:
368: Tullow to New Ross
369: Bunclody to Enniscorthy
387: Wexford to Rosslare
388: Carrig on Bannow to Wexford
389: Riverchaple to Gorey
The TFI Go app allows you to buy tickets for public transport services in Ireland directly from your phone. Your ticket is downloaded to the app and can be used to travel straight away. No need for printing, just activate before each journey and show your driver while boarding.

Key Features

  • Single, 2 journey, 1 day and weekly tickets available.
  • Search for a ticket between your origin and destination.
  • Buy and download tickets directly to your phone.
  • Save a payment card for faster purchases.
  • Activate ticket before boarding and just show the driver your ticket.
  • Tickets valid for 28 days after purchase.
Download the TFI GO App from the App Store or Google play now.
To find out more visit Transport for Ireland