Left to right: Sarah Togher (Manager), Jennifer Corcoran (Dispatcher), John Doyle (Compliance Officer), Trish Heaney (Financial Controller), Angela Fahey (Clerical Officer) pictured with Orlagh Denney (Chairperson).
Meet the Local Link Mayo Team
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 a 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.
Closed Shared Transport
Local Link Mayo co-ordinate scheduled renal dialysis appointments to Mayo University and HSE Primary Community and Continuing Care transport to training centres, day service and vocational programmes for individuals with disability, mental health and for older persons.
Local Link Mayo provides a valuable service to connect people who are isolated by location throughout the county. It provides independence especially for people living alone with no access to private transport or when they have reduced mobility that may prevent access to other public transport.