Patrick, North county Dublin

05 Feb 2020

I'd like to commend you on the bus service from Ashbourne to Balbriggan. I have recently moved from Dublin to a house just outside the Naul village.and was delighted to have discovered the local bus link service the 195 . As I am in my mid-sixties getting around was a problem because I do not drive but on discovering the 195 it gives me more freedom to get to Balbriggan and back. The bus Service is very punctual and the staff are very courteous . It is a wonderful service I what to thank the gentleman in charge of the service I believe his name is Terry and also thank his staff . I hope in my future years this wonderful service will continue . It is a vital service to people who for medical reasons cannot drive. I am thankful that the NTA provides the financial assistance to run the service. Again I compliment all the staff on the 195 for there professional and punctuality. Kind Regards Patrick, North county Dublin.

Ellen Wilson to Local Link Wexford

21 Aug 2019

Thanks for the family pass from Wexford to the Hook. We had a great time! The service is absolutely fantastic. And a big shout out to Dave the bus driver. Will definitely use Local Link again.

Sophie Anna Local Link Kildare South Dublin

01 Mar 2019

I am writing to you as I would like to compliment your two drivers I regret to say I can not remember there names it was the mini bus that goes from Carlow to Naas, both employees were so helpful and really friendly both really kind people. For this reason I would pick you service over others and recommend it to others. I hope you acknowledge they’re work! Thank you for your service.

Waterville Passenger Local Link Kerry

21 Jan 2019

We regularly use the bus from Waterville to Killorglin, it's a very handy service and very cheap as well, it's a vital service for my family as we don't have a car, Our bus driver Pat is a lovely fellow and my three year old thinks he's the bees knees. Thank you for providing this bus service

Angela, Co. Meath

15 Nov 2018

Wonderful service I got my independence back as I have no car and there is no bus service in Bellewstown.

Connie, Co. Louth

15 Nov 2018

It offers a great deal of independence and ability to go to mass, meet friends, have a chat. It allows me to make and keep appointments – dental and optical.

Local Link Donegal Passenger

16 Aug 2018

I just want to say how impressed I am with the service, it's courteous staff and very reasonable pricing. Something sadly lacking with some of the big national carriers, (no names mentioned!) if it wasn't for such services we wouldn't be able to tour these parts of the country on our bicycles so easily. We are chipping away at the Wild Atlantic Way and to be able to travel in one direction for longer without having to backtrack to retrieve the car is so great, I can't begin to tell you...You're the best!!

Local Link Sligo Passenger

17 Jul 2018

The 982 local link bus from Sligo to Rossnowlagh is a brilliant Beach bus ! It is amazing to walk out my door, hop on your bus, and arrive after a tour through beautiful countryside at any of the several of Sligo/Donegal seashores: Lissadell, Streedagh, Mullghmore, Mermaid’s Cobh, Tullaghan, Bundoran, Tullan or Rossnowlagh! It is wonderful, inexpensive, convenient and a lovely journey even just to go for the ride. Once the tourists find out about this great new secret, they will avail of it! I am very grateful for Local Link service - Thank you!

Geraldine Askamore Community Project tour to Hook Peninsula

26 May 2018

We are extremely grateful for the support of Local Link for this tour to Hook peninsula and without it we would not have been able to go ahead...The group from Askamore had a fantastic day and it was lovely to visit Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey and JFL Arbouretun. Everyone asked if we are planning another tour...some people said they always wanted to visit these places but never had the opportunity until last Saturday"

FDYS & Rosslare Youth Club Fun Day Event with Local Link Wexford

23 May 2018

FDYS Coolcotts Youth Centre along with Rosslare Youth Club would sincerely like to thank Local Link Wexford for their recent service which enabled 28 young people from areas in County Wexford to attend a Fun day event in Bree. This was the first time such an event took place, in total 325 young people attended through-out County Wexford. Plans are in place to make it a yearly event. The local link is a great facility for voluntary youth organisations and the likes who would not have the funds to allow youth groups be present at such events. Staff acknowledged how considerate the bus driver was in providing a contact number if needed, for the group to be collected earlier or stay later than agreed. A fantastic day was had where all groups unknown to one another came together so socialise, team building exercise, group activities and make new friends, in a safe space whilst having fun, for that we sincerely thank Local Link for the service they provided.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.