Irish Citylink, one of Ireland’s leading providers of inter-city coach services has announced that it is set to continue its partnership as the “Official Transport Partner to Galway GAA” for a further three years. The extension of the transportation company’s contract with Galway GAA is testament that community is at the heart of everything for the team at Irish Citylink as it continues to explore how to positively impact the communities it serves. The announcement comes as the GAA season is set to begin this weekend.
Irish Citylink, which will celebrate 20 years in operation in April, has remained at the top of its league thanks to their commitment to improving the communities it serves which provides its passengers consisting of students, regular work commuters, sports fans, holiday makers and more with reliability of service and comfort, at an affordabl
“Irish Citylink are delighted to be extending our partnership with Galway GAA as the Official Transport Partner. Our top of the range luxury coaches and frequent direct services are a perfect match for these top class hurling and football teams. We were extremely proud to have driven these teams to success in 2022 and look forward to continued success in this partnership over the next three years”.
Ciara Rosney Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Irish Citylink.
Irish Citylink is a leading provider of inter-city coach travel since 2003. The company’s distinctive blue and yellow coaches have come to be associated with luxurious, reliable and affordable coach travel. Over the years, the transportation company has grown its network of routes, and with the recent acquisition of GoBus in 2022, it can now provide more flexibility to its customers with a combined 44 daily services connecting Galway with Dublin City and Dublin Airport as well as their routes serving Limerick, Cork, Clifden and Ballina, 364 days a year.
“Galway GAA are delighted to extend our Official Transport Partnership with Citylink for a further three years. Citylink have provided an excellent service to our teams in 2022 and we look forward to working with them into the future. Citylink have shown a strong commitment to the promotion of GAA in the county and are an outstanding fit as our Official Transport Partner “.
Mark Gottsche, Operations & Finance Manager, Galway GAA.
Irish Citylink and Gobus turn a coach pink in support of the Irish Cancer Society’s Care For Your Pair Campaign this October! The Care For Your Pair campaign was created by the Irish Cancer Society to spread the word about the importance of breast health and raise funds for breast cancer patients and their families across Ireland this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Irish Citylink and Gobus have livered a pink Care For Your Pair coach to support the Irish Cancer Society in creating awareness around the Care For Your Pair campaign showing-support for people impacted by breast cancer throughout the country. Each year, the public’s generosity helps the Irish Cancer Society provide vital care and support for families affected by breast cancer. Irish Citylink would like to say a huge thank you to Abbey Signs for sponsoring the Care For Your Pair livery.
Irish Citylink and Gobus invite their passengers and the general public to donate to the Care For Your Pair fundraiser by scanning the QR codes across the Citylink and Gobus fleet of coaches. These QR codes will be in place from the 17th of October until the 1st of November. You can also donate via our social media channels @citylinkireland and @gobus.ie or by visiting the fundraiser on our websites at citylink.ie or gobus.ie.
“We are delighted to be able to create awareness and raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Care For Your Pair campaign. In supporting such an important cause, we wanted to present the message to as many people as possible and therefore our fleet of coaches that transport thousands of passengers per week was the way to do so. With your much-appreciated support, we hope to raise as many vital funds as possible to support those affected by breast cancer.”
Ciara Rosney,Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Citylink and Gobus.
“On behalf Irish Citylink and GoBus we are delighted to be contributing to this amazing organisation. You hope you will never need to call upon the service but if you do, you will see how much work they do in terms of the research, provision of vital information and more importantly the support they offer with counselling during a very difficult time in a person’s life. Being involved in this campaign was extremely important for all the team in Irish Citylink and Gobus and we hope that we can raise vital funds to help the Irish Cancer Society continue their already amazing work in some small way.”
Frances Cahill, General Manager at Irish Citylink at Citylink and Gobus.
The Irish Cancer Society are a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care workers and researchers who work together to transform the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer through advocacy, support services and research. The Irish Cancer Society listen to patients and their loved ones and support them by providing free information and care. They also fund life-saving cancer research helping find new ways to ensure that we have less rick of getting cancer, best treatment if we do, and most hope of thriving afterwards.
“We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Citylink and Gobus team for the incredible support and creative thinking demonstrated through this initiative in support of our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, Care For Your Pair. Not only does this initiative give an additional platform to promote the important message of being breast aware but it also allows the public to donate on board Citylink and Gobus coaches throughout the month of October to support our breast cancer services. This support helps us to further our mission and ensure everyone affected by breast cancer will have access to world-class treatment, services and support. The Irish Cancer Society typically receives only 3% of its funding from the Government, therefore we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund our vital breast cancer research and free care, counselling and transport for breast cancer patients and their families. On behalf of everyone who benefits from these services, thank you for your support”
Claire Bowman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Irish Cancer Society.
Around the world, June is recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, celebrating the queer history and the steps taken to where the community is today. Pride Month and pride celebrations are celebrated across the globe in various forms – through music, street performances, parades, and parties. For many in the queer community, it is a highlight to the calendar as community members and allies come together and show the power of equality.
A little history of Pride in Ireland:
The first pride week to be held in Ireland was back in 1979 – 10 years after the Stonewall Uprising, which saw LGBTQ Protesters clashed with police in New York in 1969. The first pride parade to be held in Ireland was June 1983, and 10 years later, in 1993, homosexuality was decriminalized, which was a monumental step forward for Irish LGBTQ+ Rights. Since then, equality for the gay community has been gradual, with the 2010 Civil Partnership Act and the 2015 referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.
At Citylink, Pride is incredibly important, not just for the workplace but also for our customers. This is because we strive to provide an inclusive space for all. So the importance of Pride at Citylink is not just for the month of June but is key to the company ethos. We recognized that workplaces, especially over the last couple of years, have been going through many changes. With hybrid working, change of careers, back to the office – but the one thing that remains a constant, including here at Citylink, is the value of diversity, inclusion, and equality.
Citylink provides a whole host of services across Ireland – Galway, Athlone, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, and an array of towns and villages along the way. As a company that serves many communities and people, we must show our support in any way we can.
Pride celebrations around Ireland continue to grow. We’re delighted to serve many towns and cities that celebrate pride and show their support to the LGBTQ+ Community. We were delighted to see Inishowen host the inaugural pride in County Donegal. We hope to see many more like it in the future.
Citylink is proud to support Limerick Pride (July 4th – July 10th). Limerick Pride has lots to offer, including drag shows, performances, and art. Keep an eye on our socials for fun and exciting Pride content. We will continue to show our support for the many festivities and celebrations across the country.
Irish Citylink has today become the first Irish Coach Service to recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower officially! Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious. The Sunflower acts as an awareness tool – someone can choose to wear it to discreetly indicate that they have a non-visible disability and may need support, help, or simply a little more time while traveling.
Everyone has the right to travel and choose where they want to go! But traveling for some can present significant obstacles. Irish Citylink understands that by increasing the awareness of non-visible disabilities within the company and promoting the Sunflower, we can contribute to enhancing our passenger experience for Irish Citylink customers.
“We are delighted that Ireland’s largest Coach operator, Irish Citylink, has become the first coach operator in Ireland to join the Sunflower network. It is a clear demonstration that they understand the importance of making travel accessible for everyone, including people with non-visible disabilities.”
Paul White, CEO, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.
Irish Citylink is honoured to be the first Irish Coach Service to support Hidden Disabilities and help our passengers travel with confidence and independence on our Sunflower-friendly coach services. Sunflower lanyards are available for free by contacting their offices in Galway or Dublin or by picking one up from their reception.
“I am delighted that Irish Citylink is the first Coach Operator in Ireland to launch the Sunflower. It’s imperative to ensure that we are always looking for new ways in which we can improve our services and support our passengers. At Citylink, our goals surrounding corporate responsibility include everyone having equal opportunities to travel independently knowing that they will be supported.”
General Manager, Frances Cahill
The Sunflower recently launched in Ireland following its success in the UK. Established in 2016, organisations have adopted it globally to support their colleagues and customers. The Sunflower is recognised across a broad range of sectors – ranging from retail, financial services, and transport, including over 140 airports, travel, and tourism, universities, schools, and colleges. Other sectors include theme parks, supermarkets, leisure facilities, healthcare, financial services, emergency services, and theatres. With offices located in Ennis, County Clare, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is now growing across Ireland.
The Sunflower is available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, and Ireland.