Great news for parents! Under 19s can travel free on public transport all July 3 weeks ago

Great news for parents! Under 19s can travel free on public transport all July

This will make getting out with the kids so much easier!

Going on day trips during the summer with the kids can become costly when you factor in the use of public transport on top of the price of your activities.

Luckily though for the whole of July, you can bring the kids on any public transport for free!

From now July 1 until July 28 all children under the age of 19 can avail of free travel with a valid child Leap card.

The promotion aims to encourage families to get out more during the summer, and with the weather set to pick up this week, it's a great incentive to get out and about.

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The free travel promotion covers most public transport services including Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart and Commuter Rail services, so it'll cover your Luas or bus to the zoo as well as your Dart to the beach.

It also applies to Bus Eireann services where Leap Card validators are available, which is not just fantastic for family days out but also for college students heading back home for the summer.

This includes services in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway cities as well as Ashbourne Connect and LocalLink services in rural areas across the country.

The offer is open not just to Leap card holders in Dublin but also Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

The Kids Go Free offer will automatically be applied on Child Leap Card 4-15 and Child Leap Card 16-18 which is valid up to the holder’s 19th birthday, as long as the card has at least one cent credit.

If like myself you've been meaning to pick up a Leap card for your child but haven't gotten around to it yet there are currently a limited stock of free 4-15 Child Leap Cards now available at the following locations:

Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Connolly, Heuston and Pearse Train Stations
Bus Station, Parnell Place, Cork
Bus Station, Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway
Bus Station, Parnell St, Limerick
Bus Station, The Quay, Waterford