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Transport service in Duhallow provides a lifeline for people in rural areas

Duhallow Area Rural Transport (DART) was set up in 2003 to develop rural transport services in the Duhallow area. The aim of this service is to provide an integrated accessible and affordable public transport service that links individuals living in rural communities with local services and facilities. It can be used by anyone, young or not so young!

Unique features of DART include:

– Its door-door service.

– Availability of passenger assistants to ensure that people with mobility difficulties and children are facilitated.

– Flexibility of transport to suit your needs.

– Commitment to focus on social inclusion to overcome difficulties associated with age, immobility and isolation.

– Contract routes to local private bus operators.

To avail of the door to door service which will stop at your house, it is neccessary to make a booking by ringing theDART office on (029) 60648 between the hours of 9am to 5.30pm two days prior to the journey. Staff will supply you with the pick up times for your outward and return journey. Also passengers may travel on our Bus Service by getting on at local pick up points in the Duhallow Area.

The timetable for DART in your area is as follows:

DART Day Timetable

Cecilstown-Castlemagner-Kanturk

Weekly (Saturdays)

Pick Up – 9.20am/9.30am/9.45am

Return – 1.00pm

 

Dromahane-Glantane-Gortroe-Laharn-Lombardstown-Newberry-Mallow

Weekly (Fridays)

Pick Up – 9.50am/9.55am/10.00am/10.05am/10.20am/10.30am/10.45am

Return – 1.45pm

 

Freemount-Lismire-Kilbrin-Castlemagner-Mallow

Weekly (Saturdays)

Pick Up – 10.20am/10.30am/10.40am/11.00am/11.20am

Return – 2.00pm

 

Firmount-Adhallane-Carrigcleena-Glenogue-Mallow

Weekly (Thursdays)

Pick Up – 10.05am/10.15am/10.20am/10.25am/10.50am

Return – 2.40pm

 

Kanturk-Banteer-Lyre-Nadd-Kanturk

Weekly (Tuesdays)

Pick Up – 10.15am/10.20am/10.30am/10.40am10.50am/11.10am

Return – 2.35pm

 

Kanturk-Cecilstown-Castlemagner-Kanturk

Weekly (Fridays)

Pick Up – 9.20am/9.30am/9.40am

Return – 12.20pm

 

Nadd-Lyre-Banteer-Kanturk

Weekly (Fridays)

Pick Up – 10.20am/10.30am/10.40am/11.05am

Return – 1.00pm

DART Evening Timetable:

Mallow-Dromahane-Lombardstown-Banteer

Weekly (Tuesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Dromahane-Ballyclough-Cecilstown-Castlemagner-Kanturk-Banteer

Weekly (Tuesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Bweeng-Donoughmore-Nadd-Lyre-Banteer

Weekly (Tuesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Meelin-Freemount-Johnsbridge-Kanturk-Banteer

Weekly (Tuesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Mallow-Dromahane-Lombardstown-Kanturk

Weekly (Wednesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Donoughmore-Nadd-Banteer-Kanturk

Weekly (Wednesdays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

 

Mallow-Dromahane-Lombardstown-Kanturk-Kilbrin

Weekly (Mondays)

Pick Up – 7.20pm

Return – 10.55pm

For further details on any of the above services please contact DART at 029-60648

In response to the cessation of the Bus Eireann Route 271 from Tralee to Cork City, IRD Duhallow has piloted a new route every Wednesday from Rockchapel to Cork City. The route departs:

Rockchapel at 9.15am

Ballydesmond at 9.25am

Kiskeam at 9.35am

Boherbue at 9.45am

Dromtariffe Hall at 9.55am

Dromagh School at 10.00am

Banteer at 10.05am

Lyre at 10.15am

Nadd at 10.30am

Donoughmore at 10.40am

Stuaic Cross at 10.45am

Arriving in Cork City at 11.15am. Return Journey will leave Cork City at 4.00pm.

COST FOR DART:

FOR SCHEDULED DAY ROUTES:

FREE TRAVEL PASS HOLDERS: FREE 

ADULTS: €3.50 up to 5 miles, €6.00 thereafter.

STUDENT: €2.50 return.

CHILDREN AGED 10 & OVER: €2.00 return.

CHILDREN AGED 5 – 10: (Accompanied by an adult) €1.00

CHILDREN UNDER 5: (accompanied by an adult) Free  

FOR SCHEDULED EVENING SERVICES:

FREE TRAVEL PASS HOLDERS: FREE

ADULTS: €3 up to 5 miles, €5 thereafter

STUDENTS 10-18 years: €3 return

CHILDREN aged 5-10 years: €2 return

All children must be accompanied by an Adult

Special Trips and outings organised by your local community such as Bingo, Swimming, Matches and Social Outings during the day or at night, afterschools and summer camp activities etc. can be organised through DART where quotations are provided on request. Indicative subsidies are available from the HSE to Senior Citizens Groups.

For more information on the Duhallow Area Rural Transport (D.A.R.T.), please contact;

IRD Duhallow, James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

Tel: (029) 60648 

Fax: (029) 60694

Email: duhallow@eircom.net