Nenagh rail group urges you to get your skates on for annual trip to Limerick on Ice

Nenagh Community Rail Partnership is on track for its 11th annual annual train trip to Limerick on Ice over the Christmas holidays.

Nenagh Community Rail Partnership is on track for its 11th annual annual train trip to Limerick on Ice over the Christmas holidays.

The trips will take place over three days to cater for Nenagh, Cloughjordan and Roscrea. However, people are not confined to travelling with any one group and have the freedom to choose which ever day suits best because there will be a representative from the partnership on the train each day. People from the Ballina area can board the train at Birdhill.

The Nenagh group is being looked after by Virginia O’Dowd on Monday, December 29. The Tuesday, December 30, group will be aimed at Cloughjordan and surrounding areas and will be looked after by Duncan Martin. The Roscrea group will travel on Wednesday, December 31, and will be looked after by Jack Doherty.

The train will leave Roscrea at 10.25am; Cloughjordan, 10.46am; Nenagh at 11.05am, and Birdhill at 11.33am, arriving in Limerick at 12.04pm. The return train is at 16.55.

The rail fare costs €6 return for over 16s and €3 return for under 16s from any station along the line. Please bring some form of ID to avoid confusion of ages, if possible. Entry to Limerick on Ice is €10, a saving of €5 for over 13s and €3 for under 13s. The skating time allotted each day for each group is 1pm to 2pm. To avail of the skating discount, you must travel by train.

Nenagh Community Rail Partnership once again thanked Irish Rail and Limerick on Ice for all their help in organising the trips.

“These trips help remind people that there are daily services on the Ballybrophy to Limerick line at very competitive prices and encourage people to use the train thus safeguarding the line. They also give us an opportunity to have a fun day out with people from within our own communities,” said Ms O’Dowd.

There is no need to pre-book tickets. For further details, contact Virginia O’Dowd, 086-8185520; Duncan Martin, 086-8377906 or Jack Doherty, 087-9293946.