What is Local Link Kerry?

Local Link Kerry is the trading name of Kerry Community Transport CLG. Local Link is the National brand for Public Transport services in local and rural areas of Ireland. There are 15 Local Link offices nationally which are funded by the National Transport Authority. Local Link Kerry provides Safe, Secure and Reliable Bus Transport Services in Co Kerry. Kerry Community Transport CLG is an Independent Company with Charitable Status and is a non- profit organisation

Local Link Kerry’s mission is to provide and promote community led integrated, inclusive, accessible and affordable public transport that links all people to services and facilities and to influence transport policy at a local, regional and national level.

Local Link Kerry Call Centre

Call Centre and Passenger Bookings

All services are coordinated centrally through the Countywide Call Centre based in our offices in Castleisland. Services are available to anyone who wishes to avail of them.It is imperative that all passengers who wish to travel book their seats. This is to ensure that the bus operator has them on their list to pick up, that there is always adequate capacity on the service and that at all times LLK know who is on the buses.

Passengers can book a seat on a service by calling 066 7147002 or the lo-call number 1890 528 528 they can book their seat for a month in advance and then only inform the call centre if they are unable to travel a particular day.

A designated contact from a group / organisation can also make the bookings on behalf of their passengers. Call Centre staff are very familiar with the customers making the services very personalised.

The extensive experience that staff has gained over the past 17 years of the local areas, the passengers and the various services adds to the high quality service that the company provides.

Local Link Kerry Call Centre

Call Centre and Passenger Bookings

All services are coordinated centrally through the Countywide Call Centre based in our offices in Castleisland. Services are available to anyone who wishes to avail of them.It is imperative that all passengers who wish to travel book their seats. This is to ensure that the bus operator has them on their list to pick up, that there is always adequate capacity on the service and that at all times LLK know who is on the buses.

Passengers can book a seat on a service by calling 066 7147002 or the lo-call number 1890 528 528, they can book their seat for a month in advance and then only inform the call centre if they are unable to travel a particular day.

A designated contact from a group / organisation can also make the bookings on behalf of their passengers. Call Centre staff are very familiar with the customers making the services very personalised.

The extensive experience that staff has gained over the past 17 years of the local areas, the passengers and the various services adds to the high quality service that the company provides.

Local Link Kerry provides Safe, Secure and Reliable Bus Transport Services in Co Kerry.

Local Link Kerry (LLK) has 17 years’ experience and expertise in the coordination and delivery of public & community transport services in County Kerry. Local Link Kerry have responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of public transport services in rural areas and operate as an agent of the National Transport Authority. There are 15 Local Link offices nationally – www.locallink.ie

Local Link Kerry are proud to provide a high quality professional bus service by working in partnership with Bus Operators, Communities and Organisations to develop and promote transport services which respond to unmet needs.

Many services operate semi flexible routes and can deviate up to 2 miles to pick passengers up at their own doors.

In 2019 Local Link Kerry services recorded 160,500 passenger trips

Local Link Kerry Bus Transport Services
Local Link Kerry Bus Transport Services

Local Link Kerry provides Safe, Secure and Reliable Bus Transport Services in Co Kerry.

Local Link Kerry (LLK) has 17 years’ experience and expertise in the coordination and delivery of public & community transport services in County Kerry. Local Link Kerry have responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of public transport services in rural areas and operate as an agent of the National Transport Authority. There are 15 Local Link offices nationally – www.locallink.ie

Local Link Kerry are proud to provide a high quality professional bus service by working in partnership with Bus Operators, Communities and Organisations to develop and promote transport services which respond to unmet needs.

Many services operate semi flexible routes and can deviate up to 2 miles to pick passengers up at their own doors.

In 2019 Local Link Kerry services recorded 160,500 passenger trips

Local Link Kerry;

  • Co-ordinate the delivery of Public Transport services in County Kerry which respond to local needs – e.g. Daily or weekly service to access the local village or town

  • Manage over 170 Bus Services on a weekly basis.

  • Deliver door to door pick up of passengers where possible (semi flexible routes can deviate where possible)

  • Operate a Countywide Call Centre for Passenger Bookings

  • Have a database of over 200 vehicles (with 8 seats to 58 seats) and 200 Drivers & Passenger Assistants

  • Co-ordinate Training for Drivers and Passenger Assistants

  • Work in partnership with agencies & organisations to support and promote Integrated Transport

  • Procure Transport services under National Guidelines

  • Have piloted a Volunteer Social Car Initiative in the County for Kerry Social Farming, Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Tralee & Ard Curam Day Care Centre, Listowel

  • Provide Once off Bus Services that support transport to Social Inclusion activities for communities.

Local Link Kerry operate a variety of different types of services;

  • Bus Services that operate along fixed routes with designated pick up points and that operate to a fixed timetable.

  • Bus Services that are semi- flexible that provide door to door collection in rural townlands – these services operate on specific days and to a timetable.
  • Co-ordinated Bus Services on behalf of Organisations and Agencies throughout Kerry (e.g. HSE, Day Care Centres, Community Hospital, Community Childcare Centres).
  • Once off Bus Services that we co-ordinate for a range of Community Organisations and Groups to attend events (e.g. KDYS, KETB, Older Peoples Network, Rural Mens Initiative).
  • Social Car initiative – currently in pilot phase for Ard Curam Day Care Centre Listowel, Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee & Kerry Social Farming.
  • Once off Bus Services that support transport to Social Inclusion Activities.

Local Link Kerry Board

Chairperson

Hilary Scanlan

Health Service Executive

Vice Chairperson

John Joe O’ Brien

Co-opted Member

Treasurer

Christy Murphy

Co-opted Member

Sharon Browne

Kerry Education and Training Board

Jack Roche

IRD Duhallow

Kevin Griffin

South Kerry Development Partnership

Bridget Fitzgerald

Kerry County Council – Executive nomination

Áine O’ Sullivan

Disability Federation of Ireland

Norma Moriarty

Co-opted – representing South West Kerry

John Stack

North, East & West Kerry Development

George Kelly

Co-opted Member

Breandán Fitzgerald

Kerry County Council –elected representative’s nomination

Kathy Mawe

Co-opted – representing Older People / Day Care Centres

Alan O’ Connell

Company Secretary

Local Link Kerry Staff

Alan O’ Connell

General Manager

Fintan O’ Carroll

Operations Co-ordinator

Aidan Savage

Business Development Manager

Yvonne Dennehy

Office Administrator

Lisa Bradley

Call Centre / Admin

Catheriona Doyle

Call Centre / Admin

Margaret Brosnan

Call Centre / Admin

Currently there are in excess of 170 regular bus routes operating all over Kerry under the management of Local Link Kerry.

Please ring Local Link Kerry on 066 7147002 / Lo Call 1890 528 528 for queries on existing bus services or if you can identify the need for a transport service in your area.

Local Link Kerry work with Communities, Agencies and Local Authority in identifying unresolved transport needs in Co. Kerry.