Free buses to the Summer Festival 2024

We will have FREE buses going to the Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2024!

All buses will travel to Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare from across Ireland on Thursday 15th August and return on Sunday 18th August 2024.

To book a seat on the free bus:

  1. Look below to find the collection point which will work best for your location and schedule.
  2. Pre-register for the festival HERE, if you have not already.
  3. Send an email to Jacob at including your name, date of birth and phone number requesting collection at your desired stop. (If you are U.18, the named legal guardian on your festival booking must email to book your place on the bus)
  4. You will receive an email to confirm your place – your seat IS NOT reserved unless you have received this email. If you have any questions or have not heard back by the end of the next working day, please get in touch by phone: 01 675 3690.
  5. Within the last 10 or so days before festival it is possible that times may be adjusted slightly as numbers are confirmed for each stop. Keep an eye on your email and text for a final confirmation of your booking and collection times, and please REPLY that you have received it and understood all the details.
  6. On the day, have your ID ready to show the bus leader as you board ( and your signed booking form if you are u.18). Please be punctual and patient along the journey.

IF YOU WISH TO TRAVEL ON ONE OF OUR BUSES IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER/FOR THE FESTIVAL BEFORE YOU BOOK A PLACE ON THE BUS. Your place on the bus is only confirmed when you receive official confirmation email.

All buses will be led by vetted and trained Youth 2000 volunteers.

We have done our best to prioritise a couple of stops on each route which are local or regional public transport hubs so as many people as possible can avail of the free bus from their part of the country to the Summer Festival. We have listed some of the connecting areas in brackets)



Route 1: Ulster/Leinster

Time of Departure Location
9.30am Letterkenny
10.30am Derry
11.45am Omagh
01.45pm Monaghan (Includes a 45min break.Arrives at 13:00 and departs Monaghan at 13.45 sharp).
2.30pm Carickmacross
3.45pm Maynooth
4.15pm Clongowes Wood College

Route 2:  Ulster/ Leinster

Time of Departure Location
11.00am Antrim
11.45am Belfast
12.45pm Newry
2.15pm Dundalk (Arrives at 13.30 for 45 min break. Departing Dundalk at 14.15 sharp)
2.45pm Drogheda
4.30pm Clongowes Wood College

Route 3:  Connaught/ Leinster

Time of Departure Location
10.30am Sligo
11.30am Knock 
11.45 Claremorris  (Connections on lots of public regional routes around Mayo / Connaught)
12.15pm Tuam
12.45pm Oranmore Town Centre (Easy public bus connections from Galway City, Limerick, Clare)
12.50pm Oranmore Train Station (Easy train connection Galway City, Athenry etc…)
2.20pm The Galway Plaza -Kiltullagh (includes 50min break – arrives 1.00, departs 1.50pm sharp)
2.55pm Athlone
4.00pm Clongowes Wood College

Route 4:  Munster/ Leinster

Time of Departure Location
9.50am Cork, Blackpool
11.50am Waterford (Public transport connections with Kilkenny)
1.50pm Enniscorthy (Includes 50min break – arrives Enniscorthy at 13.00, departs 13.50 sharp)
3.30pm Dublin – St. Saviours Church,Dorset Street
4.40pm Clongowes Wood College

Route 5:  Munster/ Leinster

Time of Departure Location
11.00am Killarney (Public transport connections with Tralee)
12.15pm Newcastle West (Public transport connections with Tralee, Listowel etc)
1.00pm Limerick , Castletroy (includes 50min break. arrives at 1.00pm and departing at 1.45pm
2.45pm Nenagh
3.20pm Roscrea
4.05pm Portlaoise
4.45pm Newbridge
5.30pm Clongowes Wood College