Have a green holiday and travel to and from Ireland without flying! Guests arriving by land and sea get a 5% discount on their holiday!If you are flying, be greener and use public transportation once you land in Ireland. The center offers several options to get you here safely and easily from the various airports. Irish Rail has some great deals for travel within Ireland.
For guests arriving at Shannon, Galway, or Dublin Airport, the center can arrange transport. Children unaccompanied by an adult will be collected by Slieve Aughty Centre staff and escorted to Cartron House. For their departure, a member of our staff will take them to the airport and book them in 2 hours before their flight departs. Adults can also be picked up and dropped directly at the airport.From Dublin to the centre takes approximately 2.5 hours, 1 ½ from Shannon, and 45 minutes from Galway. Please see pricelist for transfer cost. When you disembark from the airplane, go the information desk and look for a representative holding a sign that reads, “Slieve Aughty Centre”. Occasionally arriving guests will need to wait for other guests requiring transfer that may have later flight times. If you would like personal taxi service, we can arrange this for you as well.
Transfer Rates (Returns per person)
Another option is to take the bus to Loughrea. If arriving from Shannon, this requires changing buses in Galway city, where you take the number 20 or X20 Bus Eireann bus toward Dublin. The bus costs approximately 8 euro and takes 30-45 minutes to get to Loughrea.
From Dublin airport, the CityLink and Bus Eirean bus leaves every hour and goes to Loughrea. The CityLink bus costs approximately 15 euro and takes 3-4 hours. Alternately, Bus Eireann has a direct bus, the X20, that arrives in Loughrea in 2 1/4 hours!
Upon arrival in Loughrea, simply ring the centre and we will come and collect you. We recommend that you book your bus ticket ahead of time, particularly during the busy summer season, and the cost, which includes the return fare, is covered by the guest. A member of our staff will collect you at the Loughrea bus stop when you arrive. Please see the pricelist for transfer cost from Loughrea to the Slieve Aughty Centre.
Trains leave Dublin regularly as well, with the closest station being Ballinasloe. This is a great option for students, who can receive excellent rates with student ID. Check out Irish Rail for timetables.
For guests with their own transportation, we are happy to provide you with driving directions and a mobile contact should you get lost. Maps are available at the airport.GPS coordinates for the centre are North 53° 8.011, West 008° 28.344.
While you are staying with us, a taxi service is available from the centre to Loughrea. We are happy to book this for you upon request, as well as arrange your bus ticket to your departing airport.
Please note that all prices for taxi and bus service are approximate and subject to change as they are not determined by Slieve Aughty Centre.