JJ Kavanagh & Sons Christmas & New Year Schedule 2021 – 2022

Christmas is a time for celebrating so we want to make sure you get home to spend it with the ones you love. That’s why we are running services all across the Christmas period. 


We would urge all passengers to plan their journeys in advance and book their seat before travelling. 



Main Routes & Airport Routes

Christmas Day is the only day when our Main Routes & Airport Routes are not in action. Our bus drivers need to take a little rest with their families! These services will resume fully on St Stephen’s Day and run as normal over New Years.



Daily College Routes

Carlow IT

All college services to Carlow IT will finish up on Wednesday 22nd December 2021. 



All services will start back on Monday 10th January 2022. 


Maynooth University Routes

All buses serving Maynooth University will finish up on Friday 17th December and will start back for the exams on Monday, 7th – 21st January (including Saturdays).



Weekend College Routes

The Carlow – Limerick service will be finishing up for Christmas on Friday 17th December and will start back on Sunday 23rd January 2022.


Local Routes

The following Town/Local services will finish on Friday 24th December and recommence for the 29th to 31st inclusive. We will not be operating on New Years Day and will fully commence services on the 4th of January 2022. 



Waterford City Services

The Waterford City Service will finish up on Christmas Eve.  The last service from Clock Tower to Dunmore road will be at 18:15hrs and the last service to Slieverue will leave the Quays at 17:45hrs. The service will fully resume on the Wednesday 29th of December 2021. We will not be operating on New Years Day and operating as normal from the 4th January 2022. 



139 Naas – Blanchardstown Service

The last service will be 21:00 on the 24th of December 2021.


Christmas Day 

No services will be operating on Christmas Day. 


St. Stephens Day 

No services shall commence prior to 09:00 on the 26th of December 2021.


New Years Eve and New Years Day

All services will operate on the 31st of December 2021 and the 1st of January 2022.


View 367A timetable here.


828 & 858 Cashel/Thurles/Urlingford – Portlaoise Service 

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve will operate on the normal weekday schedule.


Christmas Day, St. Stephens Day and New Years Day

No services will be operating on Christmas Day, St. Stephens Day and New Years Day.


Sunday Service 

The following services will be operating on a Sunday service; 27th/28th December and 2nd/3rd January 2022.


All other days will be operating on a normal service. 


View timetable here.


“All of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons team would like to wish all our passengers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.