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The Park will be 'Blooming'

Take the family on a day out to Bloom in Phoenix Park

Many of you have no doubt already heard about Bord Bia’s Bloom festival. Whether you want inspiration, education or entertainment, the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend is the colourful Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Organised by Bord Bia, this year’s event is five days long (9am to 6pm) and it takes place from Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June 2017. Bloom is not a free event, however kids go free!

The easiest way to Bloom is by train. Take the family on a day out with our fantastic fares and arrive into Heuston Station relaxed and refreshed without the hassle of traffic ready to enjoy your day.

We would advise customers to reserve their seats to and from Heuston if you are heading to Bloom. Services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to those passengers that book online.

Free Shuttle Bus

Take a FREE shuttle bus straight to Bloom. Shuttle buses depart from Parkgate Street, beside Heuston Station and will take you into the Phoenix Park (and back again). Passengers travelling from Connolly Station can also avail of the shuttle bus service by travelling to Heuston on the 90 Dublin Bus. 

Bloom promises to be a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chefs’ Quality Kitchen at Bloom will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Fiona Uyema and Brian McDermott.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park from 1st June – 5th June and kids go free!  See www.bloominthepark.com for tickets and more information.  Have a wonderful day out and make sure you visit the Bord Bia Food Village which celebrates the best of Irish food, showcasing numerous aspects of horticulture and agriculture!  If you don’t fancy driving, use the train and avail of the courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station to the 70 acre Bloom site.

Bloom Competition - This competiton is now closed. A winner will be announced shortly.

Web Fares

The train is the perfect way to travel to Dublin and with our fantastic web fares you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving.

Each-way web fares to/from Dublin start from*;
Location Train* Car**
Belfast €17.99 €25.77
Cork €19.99 €39.40
Ennis €11.99 €36.05
Galway €17.99 €30.78
Limerick €11.99 €29.75
Nenagh €12.99 €23.82
Rosslare  €12.99 €25.81
Sligo €17.99 €30.80
Tralee €20.99 €44.21
Waterford €15.99 €25.19
Westport €18.99 €37.16
Priority for customers who book online

Customers wishing to travel by rail need to book their tickets online as services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. There is limited availability on services so don't miss out and buy today.


Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Dublin Heuston from Limerick is €23 and from Cork is €32.50. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

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Family Tickets

Take the family on a day out by train with our fantastic family tickets valid for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information on prices and a full list of destinations available please click here

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email info@irishrail.ie

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*Subject to availability, quotas apply. Reserve Seat Only option is not available on additional services. Online Terms & Conditions apply.

For more information and to purchase your tickets go to http://bloominthepark.com/

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