Local Link is the national brand for the Rural Transport Programme that is managed by the National Transport Authority. The aim of Local Link is to provide quality nationwide community based public transport in rural Ireland that responds to local needs.
Local Link Mayo co-ordinate the delivery of community transport services under the Local Link brand for the NTA with support from Mayo County Council. In Mayo, services are developed to prevent rural isolation and social exclusion. There are currently 45 Demand Responsive Routes. This means our vehicles alter their routes based on particular transport demand rather than using a fixed route.
Local Link have a contract with the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to manage the ferry service at Inisbiggle. This links Island dwellers to the mainland daily. This contract includes a bus service linking islanders to the Local Link routes to Belmullet and Achill as well as other public transport services. The department also fund seasonal routes to the National Park and Greenway from Westport to Ballycory.
Services typically pick-up and drop-off passengers at their own door and bring them to where they need to go like the post office, community centre, health care service or to the bank.
Services We Are Providing
Demand Responsive Transport
Local Link Mayo bus services are Door-to-Door Routes which operate a pick up and drop off at the door service. They operate on a Demand Responsive element and respond to requests for services by intending passengers. Pre booking with the Local Link is required.
Primary Community and Continuing Care
Local Link Mayo are contracted by HSE to deliver transport services where there are gaps in public service provision for adults attending day services, vocational training centre and specialised services. This transport is arranged on a referral basis through the HSE.
Local Link Mayo are contracted to deliver transport services to renal dialysis patients attending Mayo University Hospital. This transport is arranged on a referral basis through the hospital.
Coronavirus COVID-19 UpdateJuly 3, 2020
The National Transport Authority have confirmed full public transport services are continuing to operate, other than a limited number of commercial services - for a list of these services please visit the Transport for Ireland website. In line with the announcement by government on Thursday March 12th , the National Transport Authority confirms that public transport services will continue to run as normal next week with regular updates to be provided over the coming days.
Pre-Booking Local Link Door-to-Door Services Essential Due to Social DistancingJune 15, 2020
As Ireland moves into Phase Two of its COVID-19 lockdown exit strategy, Local Link is urging passengers to pre-book its Door-to-Door services in order to maintain social distance requirements as capacity on its services is limited. While passengers are still able to travel on Local Link services at peak times for essential trips such as medical appointments and grocery shopping, passengers should only travel at off-peak times provided that capacity is available and they are not availing of seats required by other passengers for essential trips
We had a great trip to Donegal and must say our driver was very helpful and accompanying. Attached is a photo of the group and the other on board the bus Hope this will be of benefit. Thank you for your help and look forward to using Local link sometime in the future.