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Unread 01-09-2009, 16:20   #1
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Default [04-06/09/2009] Electric Picnic

I've not seen much offered travelwise on this. Both Portlaoise and Athy are quite a distance from the venue. I suspect there are shuttle buses from Portlaoise.

There is a group cycling from Dublin!
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Unread 01-09-2009, 16:35   #2
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http://www.garda.ie/Default.aspx
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The Electric Picnic takes place in Stradbally, Laois on the weekend of the 4 - 6 September 2009
http://www.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=4301
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Designated privately operated car parking is provided adjacent to the event site on all approved routes. This parking is free to all ticket holders.

All approved routes leading to designated parking areas for the event are clearly sign posted and patrons are urged to follow these routes to avoid unnecessary delay and traffic disruption.

Key junctions and points will be manned by Gardaí.

Designated privately operated car parking is provided adjacent to the event site on all approved routes. This parking is free to all ticket holders.

No roadside parking will be permitted.

Coaches and camper vans are requested to follow the specific “Coach & Camper Van” sign’s. Vehicles displaying ‘Disabled Permit’ should also follow this route.

Routes:-

M7. - All event traffic travelling on the M7 will exit at ‘EXIT 16’ and on to
Broomfield roundabout on Stradbally road.

N7. - Continue onto M7 and exit as above.

Via Portlaoise - proceed to Stradbally road and on to Broomfield roundabout.

At Broomfield roundabout, Coaches and Campervans will be directed onto N80 to Stradbally. All other event traffic will be directed to designated parking.

N8. - At Abbeyleix, turn right to Stradbally via Ballyroan. (Coaches and Campervans - continue straight to M7 and Exit 16)

N80 via Carlow – proceed straight to Stradbally.

R428 via Athy – proceed straight to Stradbally.

All staff and services will use their pre notified routes. The use of any other route will necessitate parking in the patron parking areas.

Electric Picnic Map
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http://www.electricpicnic.ie/html/faq.html
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Travel Questions

* Q: I'm travelling from the UK - can you tell me best way of getting to the festival.
A: Best airport to fly into is Dublin Airport. Read more on Travelling By Plane
* Q: I'm trying to find out what bus I can get to the festival?
A: There are official buses departing from Dublin & Beflast - Read more on Travelling By Bus. If you are travelling from other areas please check www.buseireann.ie or www.irishrail.ie for scheduled transport to Portlaoise, which is about 15 minutes from the festival site.
http://www.electricpicnic.ie/html/bus_rail.html
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BUSES
From Dublin


Friday 29th departures from 10am until 6pm from Custom House Quay.
Friday 29th Dublin Airport Pick up at 11am and 3pm.
Saturday 30th departures to festival 11am until 1pm
Coaches return to Dublin from 10pm Saturday & Sunday 31st
Coaches return to Dublin Monday morning until 2pm
Price: €EU28 Return
Coaches by Bus Eireann - Online Bookings
From Dublin Airport

There is one bus service direct from Airport to Festival departs from the Bus Eireann bus stop on Friday 4th from Dublin Airport at 2pm. Ticket EU28 can be purchased on the bus and includes return journey to Dublin.


From Cork

Departing from Cork Parnell Place
Friday 04TH September at 08.00

Serving Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir

Departing Stradbally
Monday 07th September @ 12.00

Tickets €35.00 on sale now at the Travel Centre
Call 021 4508188 to book your ticket
Coaches by Bus Eireann - Online Bookings

From Galway

Services will depart Bus Éireann Bus Station, Eyre Square at 12.00 on Friday, 4 September 2009.

Return Services will depart Stradbally on Monday, 7 September at 09.00.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from Bus Éireann Travel Centre, Eyre Square, Galway.

Return Fare = €35.00 Online Bookings


From Limerick / Tipperary

Pick Up Point Friday Friday Friday Saturday Day Trip Sunday Day Trip
Limerick 09:00 14:00 17:00 09:00 09:00
Nenagh 09:35 14:35 17:35 09:35 09:35
Roscrea 10:15 15:15 17:15 10:15 10:15
Mountrath 10:35 15:35 17:35 10:35 10:35
Tipperary 09:00 14:00 17:00 09:00 09:00
Cashel 09:35 14:35 17:35 09:35 09:35
Abbeyleix 11:00 16:00 19:00 11:00 11:00
Return Monday Ex Electric Picnic
10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Coaches by Kelly Travel
Tel: +353 (0) 61 384422 Email: concerttravel@gmail.com Web: www.kellytravel.ie

From Sligo

Information available at www.fureysofsligo.com or Tel: +353 (0)71 9163092


From Belfast

Information is available at www.coachestoconcerts.co.uk


TRAINS

The nearest train station is Portlaoise train station which is about 15 minute drive away. You can check scheduled train from Dublin or other cities at www.irishrail.ie

Shuttle buses from Portlaoise Train Station courtesy of Kanes Travel
Buses will be at station waiting for every train arriving
Friday from 12.24 - 21.56
Saturday from 07.53 - 14.24

Return shuttles available from Monday 08.00 to 13.30
Fare: €4 per person one way
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To be fair Irish Rail have some decent info up

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A Faster way to the ElectricPicnic by Marketing Department

Portlaoise is just 12km away from the Electric Picnic and with plenty of shuttle bus and taxi services running to and from Portlaoise station there is no excuse not to take the train! With fares from only €17.40 Student return!

Scheduled Train Services

Friday -4th Sept Dublin - Portlaoise
Saturday-5th Sept Dublin -Portlaoise
Sunday - 6th Sept Portlaoise -Dublin
Other Train Services Various Origins/Destinations

Shuttle Bus / Taxi Services*

Shuttle Bus Services
Taxi Service to/from Portlaoise
*Disclaimer



Friday 4th Sept Services Heuston to Portlaoise

Time Origin Destination
Dept: 06:15 Arr: 07:25 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 07:00 Arr: 07:53 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 09:25 Arr: 10:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 11:25 Arr: 12:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 13:25 Arr: 14:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 15:25 Arr: 16:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 17:25 Arr: 18:31 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 18:05 Arr: 19:14 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 18:35 Arr: 19:36 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 19:00 Arr: 19:53 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 21:00 Arr: 21:56 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise

Saturday 5th Sept Services Heuston to Portlaoise

Time Origin Destination
Dept: 06:15 Arr: 07:25 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 07:00 Arr: 07:53 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 09:25 Arr: 10:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 11:25 Arr: 12:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 13:25 Arr: 14:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 15:25 Arr: 16:24 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 17:25 Arr: 18:31 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 18:35 Arr: 19:36 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 19:00 Arr: 19:53 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise
Dept: 21:00 Arr: 21:56 Dublin Heuston Portlaoise

Sunday 6th Sept Return Services Portloaise to Dublin

Time Origin Destination
Dept: 06:30 Arr: 07:40 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 06:51 Arr: 07:57 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 07:10 Arr: 08:23 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 07:20 Arr: 08:38 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 07:40 Arr: 08:58 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 08:50 Arr: 09:55 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 11:15 Arr: 12:25 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 13:52 Arr: 15:00 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 14:09 Arr: 15:15 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 15:31 Arr: 16:35 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 18:57 Arr: 20:08 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 19:25 Arr: 20:41 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 21:39 Arr: 22:47 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston
Dept: 22:12 Arr: 23:15 Portlaoise Dublin Heuston

For other Origin/Destination Stations please use our Journey Planner to find the best train times for you: Journey Planner

Shuttle Bus Information
Shuttle Bus Info provided by ElectricPicnic.ie

Shuttle buses from Portlaoise Train Station provided Kanes Travel Buses will be at station waiting for every train arriving.

Friday from 12:24 - 21:56
Saturday from 07:53 - 14:24

Return shuttles available from Monday 08:00 to 13:30
Fare: €4 per person one way
(Other Bus Operators maybe servicing this event)

Taxi Information
Taxi Info provided by ElectricPicnic.ie

Portlaoise CO-OP Taxis: Tel: 057 86 65555
A1 Team: Large fleet of taxis and mini buses. Tel: 057 86 82222

Individual Taxis
• Pat Byrnes Taxi Tel: 087 2857264
• Carrolls Xpress Taxis Tel: 057 86 65000
• Martin's Taxi Tel: 086 8770273
• Streetcars Tel: 057 8660626
• Dunnes Taxi Service Tel: 057 86 60022
• Hughies Taxi Service Tel: 057 8662555
• Andrew Molloy Tel: 057 86 22740


*Disclaimer: Iarnród Éireann has no affliation with any of the shuttle or taxi services running from Portlaoise Station. Please contact them directly with any queries.

If we're missing any information on this page please contact us at webmasterIR@irishrail.ie
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