Nenagh puts its skates on for annual Limerick on Ice train trip

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Nenagh puts its skates on for annual Limerick on Ice train trip

A group from Nenagh enjoying a previous train trip to Limerick on Ice

It's that time of the year when Nenagh Community Rail Partnership invites young and old to put on their skates for the group's annual trip to Limerick on Ice in Limerick.

This year's trip from Nenagh will take place on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The group has arranged a special entrance ticket to Limerick on Ice, costing €10 on production of a valid rail ticket. The normal price of a ticket to Limerick on Ice is €14 for children and €16 for adults.

The cost of a rail ticket is €6 return for adults and €3 return for children from anywhere along the line. This rail offer is available throughout the year.

The train leaves Nenagh at 11.10am, returning at 4.55pm.

As usual, there is also a trip organised from Cloughjordan, on Wednesday, January 3, and Friday, January 5.

The Birdhill / Ballina / Newport trip is on Thursday, January 4.

The Cloughjordan train departs at 10.50am, returning at 4.55pm, while the Birdhill train departs at 11.37am, returning at 4.55pm.

Those travelling are asked to be at their local station in plenty of time to purchase their tickets.

Virginia O'Dowd of the rail partnership thanked Irish Rail for their help and support and also thanked Limerick on Ice for such a generous reduction on the normal entrance fee, pointing out that both had supported the day out since it began 14 years ago.

"While each station has a designated day, if that does not suit, people can travel on any of the days but must produce a rail ticket at Limerick on Ice to avail of the discount," she said.

"This is always a great community event and I am looking forward to having the normal huge numbers taking part," she said.

Limerick on Ice operates a policy of allowing only those 92cms (three feet) and over on the skating rink.