Testimonials

Focus Ireland and Wexford Local Link

24 Jul 2017


One of our clients experienced the beach for the first time in 4 years. The sense of joy displayed when he went swimming for the first time in four years is difficult to document, this is an extremely positive factor in the promotion of his positive mental health. The friendly and welcoming nature of your drivers makes them very approachable and friendly as well as funny. This allows him to use the service in a calm and easy and predictable manner.


Focus Ireland Outpatient

25 Jul 2017


Miss R was overwhelmed when she received the free travel pass for the Local Link Service. She reported that the travel pass gave her sense of freedom and choice. She appreciated the aspect of being able to plan a day out to enjoy some of the countryside instead of always been in the centre of town. This also gave her access to her family as the live locally. It enables her to plan a visit without needing her family members to drive her. The sense of independence increased her self-esteem and her sense of capability within her own family circle as well as her community.


Anon, Birr

31 Aug 2017


Thanks to Local Link, I can attend my college course daily in Athlone.


Emma, Offaly

31 Aug 2017


Local Link is less hassle than Mammy’s taxi to book and easy to use.


Maura, Laois

31 Aug 2017


My grand-children love to travel with me on the Local Link service during the school holidays.


Passenger, aged 86, on a service in North Kerry

15 Feb 2017


I really appreciate the service. I don’t have much business in town but it breaks up the day. I can get my hair cut; if it’s a day for the doctor I’ll see my doctor. I go to Mass on Sunday; I go with my son but he’s busy with work and his time is regular and he can’t always be there. If he’s going and isn’t busy he’ll take me. My daughter is too far away in Cork and I live on my own. I stopped driving at 76 because of my eyes but I am a very independent person and I miss it a lot. I think the socialising part of Kerry Community Transport is very important, because it helps you from getting depressed; it’s not good if you are on your own. All my old neighbours are gone and the younger people have all gone to work. I don’t see many people and in the daytime I am home by myself.


Community Group in Kerry

14 Feb 2017


Without transportation events such as the Tea Dances could not go ahead as most of our group members are dependent on others for transportation, it is most unlikely that they would be in a position to engage the services of friends and family members to transport them the long distances involved in attending the Tea dances in the various location in Mid and South Kerry.


Cois Barry Youth Club Trip to Tayto.

17 Jul 2017


Cois Barry Community House organise a summer trip for the Youth Club every year and for many of the children it is the highlight of their year. This trip to Tayto Park in July was a great family outing and a wonderful summer day out for the children who had wonderful fun. It promotes social inclusion and for many this trip may well be the only annual holiday they will have because of financial restraints. Cois Barry Community House, from its own resources, subsidised the entry costs for each person that traveled and Hanton Coaches Ltd, and Wexford Local Link provided the transport.On behalf of Cois Barry Community House we would like to thank Local Link Wexford sincerely for their generosity and support


Richard O’Donovan travels with Local Link Limerick.

26 Jul 2017


The service is very good, gets you out of the house for few hours (Richard O’Donovan travels on service 209 Local Link Limerick)


Mary Sheehan from Dromcollogher uses Local Link Limerick.

01 Sep 2017


My husband passed away and my sister whom I had not spoken to for 25 years told me of the service, in a past lifetime I worked in Newcastle West and I always loved the shops there. I have connected with old friends in Newcastle West and Charleville and it has so changed my life.


Eben Barnard, Youth Officer, SKY Youth Project North Cork,

05 Sep 2017


We simply cannot afford to do our trips without the subsidy and quote searching from Local Link Limerick. For a community that is an hour from any city and from many recreational centres, affordable transport is the backbone of our activities outside Charleville


Cape Clear Island visits Dromkeeran via Local Link Cork.

11 Apr 2016


On Friday 11 November a mixed groups of adults and children left the Island for the long trip to Dromkeeran in Co Leitrim, home of Fiachra, Roisín and the Ó Torna family. Amongst them were all the regular Island musicians both young and old . As the banter spread, good humor enveloped the gathering and set the tone for a fabulous weekend. On Saturday most of the younger traveller joined the some intrepid older ones for a long afternoon of scary fun on the zip lines at Lough Key Forest Park. Dromkeeran is a beautiful place a small village, like many in Rural Ireland today facing challenges but nevertheless extremely well kept and with a great sense of community and local pride. We hope someday soon that they may arrange a reciprocal visit to Oileán Chléire and give us an opportunity to repay the kindness and hospitality we enjoyed.


Football For All Newcastle West

03 Dec 2016


Without the help we are getting from Local Link Limerick, we would not be able to take these kids to the blitzs.


Ballyhoura Development

26 Apr 2017


Without the bus service there would be no way that we could continue to run the Doneraile LTI which has a proven track record of progression into either further education or primarily work. The need for transport became very apparent we have learners from Kilmallock, Kilfinane, Charleville, Ardpatrick, Shanballymore, Mallow Mitchelstown and even as far away as Ennis. We can now access areas and potential learners that would otherwise be unable to take up opportunities such as are provided by the LTI.