Supporting the work of local community groups, sports, clubs, voluntary bodies, charities and other organisations across the country, Iarnród Éireann has partnered with TheJournal.ie to launch Journeys with TheJournal.ie.
The initiative will provide free train travel for a return journey for up to 100 groups, with up to 50 people on each trip – a total of 5,000 journeys will be provided for free.
“The travel facilities will be ideal in particular for organisations bringing a group to a special event, or as part of a specific support to the members of the group which requires travel. Last year, over 900 groups and organisations applied for the scheme and benefited from ‘The Journey’s on us’. This year, with our new media partner, TheJournal.ie we hope to reach even more groups that would love to take a trip with us. TheJournal.ie will also be profiling some of the worthy winners and sharing their stories on its news website,” Iarnród Éireann said.
All interested groups are invited to apply for the available trips – entry forms can be obtained at all stations or online; fill it out online, or post it to Corporate Communications, Iarnród Éireann, Connolly Station, Dublin 1. The closing date for entries is October 21st 2016, and the winners will be notified from November 11th 2016.
“There were over 900 entries for the scheme last year so get your application in early! Last year, winners ranged from Special Olympics team groups to Girl Guides, active retirement clubs to choirs and Men’s Sheds groups. All applications received by October 21 will be considered by a judging panel and successful groups will be notified from November 11 onwards. We will give a little taster of early winners here at TheJournal.ie by revealing one winner a week during the application period, so stay tuned each week for that, ” TheJournal.ie said in its announcement.
For all terms and conditions relating to the initiative, see www.irishrail.ie.