St Patrick’s Day Northern Ireland 2022: Changes to public transport timetables announced

A Saturday and school holiday timetable is to operate on the public transport network on St. Patrick’s Day, Translink has confirmed.

hey confirmed that Tube, Glider and Ulsterbus services will all use alternative timetables on Thursday March 17 and advised passengers to check the operator’s website before making any journeys on that day.

Train riders have also been told that services – including the cross-border company – will be operating, but they will also operate on a daytime Saturday schedule.

A Translink spokesperson said: “We advise passengers to check their journey times in advance on the Translink website, using the Journey Planner or by calling our contact center for information on 02890 666630.”

This year marks a significant return to normal St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Northern Ireland after a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic.

The reimagined event will feature 11 days of citywide celebrations from March 10-20.

A live concert on March 16, a carnival show for St. Patrick’s Day and a traditional music trail will be among the main attractions.

A free family concert at Custom House Square in Belfast will feature some of the island’s brightest voices with music from popular duo Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill, rising star Tolü Makay and experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside.

There will also be special performances by pioneering flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan and the Duncairn Creative Collective, which brings together over 20 independent Irish musicians from different backgrounds and genres.