Shuttle buses to and from Waterford Country Fair for just €5 per journey
FANCY travelling to Waterford Country Fair on June 11 and helping raising funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland but don’t want to bring the car? Then the organisers have just the tonic this year, the 3rd year of the family-focused, fun-filled Fair at Curraghmore House and Gardens.
The voluntary committee has teamed up with well-known bus company owner, Joe O’Shea, who is providing a fleet of buses of all shapes and sizes to Portlaw for the event and back.
Places can be pre-booked by calling Joe on 086 305 3009 or patrons can simply turn up at appointed pick-up and drop off points and hop on. A fare of just €5 per journey applies and Joe and his team have promised to get everyone there and home with the greatest of ease.
“We’re delighted to team up with Waterford Country Fair to make the fundraiser accessible to absolutely everyone this year,” Joe O’Shea said. “We’re not sure of numbers yet so would encourage anyone who does plan to travel to contact me as soon as possible and book their place.”
Pick-up points include the Bolton Street Car Park at the back of the Tower Hotel. The first bus is scheduled to leave from there at 9.30am as the event starts from 10am at Curraghmore. There will also be a pick-up at Railway Square and in Kilmeaden, opposite the Coop Shop.
The bus returns for a second pick up to start on the same route at 11.30pm and a further tour to Curraghmore is planned with pick-ups from 1.30pm, again starting from Bolton Street Car Park.
A second route is also planned and leaves Lisduggan and travels through Kilmeaden. It will be a smaller coach. A third coach will do runs from the Church Car Park in Tramore, again from 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm. Again, places can be booked directly through Joe and his team.
But Joe and his enthusiastic and helpful team of drivers say they are anxious to accommodate anyone and everyone and again encouraged people to pre-book, where possible. Buses will pick up return passengers in Curraghmore at various times and passengers will be notified by the drivers about these.
Waterford Country Fair on Sunday, June 11, celebrates all that is fantastic about country life and country living with funds raised in Curraghmore House & Gardens in Portlaw from 10am to 6pm going to Make-A-Wish Ireland. Key attractions include jousting knights on horseback; gundog guru, Keith Matthews, and his son in action; Irish Pony Society classes; show jumping; a major dog show; wood turning; birds of prey displays; sheepdog trials; dressage; artisan food and crafts and live music.
There’s an opportunity to buy your poultry and learn all about keeping hens with John Grant from Slievardagh Poultry; to learn how to fly fish with the captain of the Irish Fly Fishing team, Peter Driver and to meet the ‘You Should Really See a Doctor’ team as Dr Pixie and Dr Phil who will be filming on the day.
Fair-goers can learn all about beekeeping and the critical role bees play in nature; will appreciate ALL that is brilliant about country life and country living and so much more, organiser, Jo Breheny, said. “We want everyone to enjoy loads of child-focused entertainment and to help raise needed funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland,” she said.
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