Significant changes to several Bus Éireann routes radiating from Drogheda come into effect on 24th & 25th November (Sunday & Monday week).
On route 190 (which stops adjacent to Laytown rail station) the Bus Éireann press release issued yesterday
states that an "Early morning shuttle service to Laytown Railway Station" is being introduced (on Monday 25th November).
Before 08.00 Mondays to Fridays six route 190 buses will arrive at Laytown station; four of these will be short workings from Bettystown whilst two will traverse the full route from Drogheda (the longstanding route via Mornington and Donacarney).
Times (full route):
Drogheda (Bus Station) 06.00, 06.30
Mornington (Tower Cross) 06.08, 06.38
Mornington (Coney Hall) 06.11, 06.41
Donacarney (Castle Glen) 06.16, 06.46
Bettystown (Neptune Hotel) 06.25, 06.55
Laytown Playground (opposite station)06.30, 07.00
Times (Bettystown-Laytown shuttles):
Bettystown (Neptune Hotel) 06.40, 07.15, 07.30, 07.45
Laytown Playground (opposite station)06.45, 07.20, 07.35, 07.50
Dublin trains depart Laytown:
06.36, 06.53, 07.02, 07.18, 07.30, 07.43, 08.06
(there are several other bus stops in the Donacarney/Bettystown area - just key ones are listed. There are also bus services in the reverse direction. Re: the times above I originally aligned the times directly under each other but this final published version has skewed them!)
The Laytown-Drogheda bus will be hourly each way Mondays to Fridays inclusive and is merged with the Drogheda-Navan-route (also increasing from every two hours to hourly). Beyond Navan journeys alternate between continuing to Trim (as present) and to Athboy (new).
The Bus Éireann timetable PDF contains full details and lists the key stops.
Historical aside: the present Bus Éireann route 188, Drogheda-Duleek-Slane-Navan, is the rail replacement route introduced in 1958 following the cessation of rail services between Navan, Duleek and Drogheda (Trim was a 1990s addition to the bus route).