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Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

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Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

A frigend is traveling to Dublin next week. He is pursuing Irish citizenship and will need to get his grandmother's birth certificate at the Civil Registration office in Roscommon. Any suggestions on the best way (also cheapest) to get there without a car? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

The No. 21 express bus goes there twice a day:

www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1301050805-21.pdf

Also, the Dublin-Westport train stops in Roscommon:

irishrail.ie/your_journey/…2011.pdf

Edited: 06 January 2012, 21:04
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2. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

Your friend could catch the Dublin to Westport (Co Mayo) Bus from Bus Eireann Central Station, Bus Aras, in Dublin, which goes through the town of Roscommon.

It's officially known as Route #21. Timetable here:

www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1301050805-21.pdf

By train from Heuston station in Dublin, he could catch the Dublin to Ballina/Westport (Co. Mayo) service, which makes a stop at Roscommon:

new.irishrail.ie/media/11_DublinWestport1.pdf

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3. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

Hello trintraveler,

You beat me to it! Happy New Year to you.

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4. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

If he wants to have lunch, have a look at Gleeson's Townhouse Manse Restaurant in the centre of the town:

http://www.gleesonstownhouse.com/

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5. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

Your friend should double check that he actually needs to go to Roscommon. Copies of certificates can be ordered online. In addition, copies of per 1921 certificates can be obtained at the GRO research facility at the Irish Life Centre in Abbey Street, Dublin. More details on www.groireland.ie.

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6. Re: Transportation from Dublin to Roscommon and back

Hi Uasal, Happy New Year to you also (and you too, Domhnall) :)

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