Bus, coach and driver hire in the west of Ireland
Schools & College Services



School Runs

O’Hara Coaches operate several service contracts on behalf of Bus Eireann for local schools in County Roscommon, Mayo and Sligo, providing transport from the surrounding townlands.

We provide school travel services for:-

  • St. Nathy’s College in
    Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon
  • St Attracta’s Community School in
    Tubbercurry, County Sligo
  • St. Joseph’s Community College in
    Charlestown, County Mayo

Our experienced drivers are all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) qualified and and hold current Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC).

All of our buses are maintained to the highest standards, feature seat belts, and undergo comprehensive walkaround safety checks before being commissioned each day.


School Tours & Day Trips

O’Hara Coaches is experienced in providing schools and colleges with group travel services for day trips, short tours, or extended tours requiring an overnight stay.

Day trips may be educational; to visit historic monuments exhibitions, museums, seminars, the gaeltacht, or even to a recreational adventure or outdoor activity centre.

When planning your journey for extended national tours with overnight stays, O’Hara Coaches will also consider rest stops, total driving time per day, driver accommodation and adjust these to meet your needs. Each trip is different, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Previous educational day trip destinations have included:-

  • Arigna Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon
  • RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
  • Irish Raptor Research Centre, Co. Sligo
  • National Aquarium of Ireland, Co. Galway
  • Museum of Country Life, Co. Mayo
  • Natural History Museum, Dublin

Previous recreational day trip destinations have included:-

  • Zipit @ Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon
  • Delphi Adventure Centre, Co. Galway
  • Killary Adventure Centre , Co. Galway
  • Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre, Co. Galway
  • VEC Outdoor Education Centre, Co. Mayo
  • Funny Bones, Co. Sligo
  • Tayto Park, Co. Meath

For more ideas and information on school tours and attractions visit www.fundays.ie.


School Related Sporting Events

O’Hara Coaches can provide group travel services for all school or college related sporting events, whether it is for just a few hours, a full day trip or overnight stay. Our 33/36 seater buses are fully insured and ideally suited to transport up to 33/36 students or adults with kit bags.

We have previously provided sports event transport services for:-

  • Boys & Girls Football matches
  • Boys & Girls Basketball matches
  • Boys & Girls Soccer matches
  • Boys & Girls Hurling matches
  • National Gymnastic Competitions
  • National Athletics Competitions
  • National Badminton Competitions