New Rural Transport Brochure


The New Rural Transport Brochure


Avondhu Blackwater are delighted to launch a new Rural Transport Brochure detailing all of its existing services and the new services in Grenagh. The brochure can be downloaded here.


Free Travel Pass accepted

Adults 18-65 yrs –                            €5 return

Children 5-17 yrs –                          €3 return

Children 0-4 yrs –                           Free

To book a seat, contact Damien Tobin, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, The Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork Tel: 025 – 33 411.

The Rural Transport Programme was launched by the Department of Transport in 2002. There are 36 companies delivering the RTP throughout the country. It is aimed at people in rural areas who are excluded or may become excluded because transport is not available, accessible or affordable to them locally. The RTP is a community based response to find local solutions to transport difficulties in rural Ireland. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership delivers three types of rural transport services.

  • Services operated by own vehicle.
  • Services that are subcontracted to local transport operators.
  • Services that use the spare capacity of vehicles owned by other organisations (eg. IWA)

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership currently co-ordinates 37 scheduled services where isolated people are collected at their door and connected to local services usually in their local town. This is known as a Collect & Connect model.
Our 37 scheduled services include:

  • One commuter route from Fermoy to Mallow
  • 10 services from rural areas into Mallow, eight into Fermoy, fi ve into Ballincollig, three into Midleton, one into Mitchelstown, two into Cork (including one to Curraheen Park )
  • One service alternates between Kilworth, Fermoy & Mitchelstown and one alternates between Cork & Mallow
  • Four services stay in rural village – Watergrasshill, Inniscarra/Tower, Ballincurrig/ Lisgoold, Aghern/ Conna
  • Approximately 450 persons are using the scheduled transport services and the majority of these are regular passengers travelling at least once per week
  • Dial-a-Lift – Demand Responsive Subsidised Hackney for People with a disability – 90 people
  • We currently provide unscheduled services for internal projects such as Employment courses, Blackwater Community Connect outings and external projects which are closely linked to our initiatives e.g. CDYS & SPARK

For more information on Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and the Rural Transport Programme, visit our webpage at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


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