Rural Transport Programme rebranded as “Local Link Donegal”

The Rural Transport Programme has been officially rebranded by Community and Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring.

Local Link Donegal is designed to provide quality, community-based, public transport for passengers living in rural areas across the county.

Local Link provides both demand-responsive, door-to-door services on request, and scheduled bus services on fixed routes.

In a statement Minister Ring said that Local Link is enabling people in remote rural areas to go shopping, get to hospital appointments and avail of services in their local towns and villages.

With over 1.7 million such journeys taking place last year Minister Ring says that it is providing an invaluable service to rural Ireland.

He said the role that Local Link plays in working with the HSE to provide transport for people with non-emergency healthcare needs is particularly important and is something he has seen at close quarters working well in County Donegal.

New services in Donegal last year include Cloghan, Burtonport via Dungloe and Glencolmcille while in 2017 Carrigans, Ballyshannon, Fanad and Finntown have been added to the list.

For more information on Local Link Donegal, please visit