IT’S NOT JUST A BUSINESS, IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE.
Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is a leading group transport solution partner providing coach hire throughout the island of Ireland and the UK. Our award-winning fleet is maintained at our base in Urlingford in the heart of Ireland in our own purpose-built facility.
Transportation is our business and we’re here to supply you with luxury coaches that enhance your group’s travel experience. Relax, knowing you and your group are travelling with a safe, reliable company with decades of experience providing transport for every type of group activity.
Whether you are arranging coach hire for 1 day or 20 days, we’re happy to help. Our fleet ranges from 12 seats to 57 seats, so there is a coach to suit your requirements and budget.
Coach Hire, Shore Excursions, School Tours, Convention Transportation, Corporate Days Out, Golfing Trips, Sports Club Excursions, Active Retirement Groups, Social Clubs and Wedding Guest Transport – We arrange it all!
Coach Hire / Tour Bus Rental
Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is the best choice for Coach Hire / Tour Bus Rental in Ireland, for every type of group activity. Our level of service and expertise is unrivalled in the Irish transportation industry.
No matter the size of your group or how long or short the trip, Pierce Kavanagh Coaches has a safe, comfortable and affordable coach waiting for you.
Our drivers and team offer full and comprehensive coach hire and transportation solutions to domestic and international clients. Our team has a wealth of Irish Tourism Industry experience and knowledge and are happy to help in any way.
Some of the additional services we can also provide are:
- Preparing / improving itineraries
- Recommending visits, lunch and dinner stops, hotels and tourist attractions
- Booking excellent hotels
- ‘Meet and Greet Services’ at the airport
- Step on multilingual tour guides and city guides
- Tour managers
- Tour directors
- Late arrival transfers
Airport & Port Shuttles
Airport and Port shuttle/transfers are catered for 24-hours per day, all year round. Take the stress out of arriving to Ireland with a pre-arranged group transfer. We will meet you and your group in the arrivals hall of the airport or waiting for you at the port to transfer you directly to your destination.
- Dublin Airport
- Cork Airport
- Shannon Airport
- Dublin Port
- Belfast Port
- Rosslare Port
We can also arrange the following Additional Services:
- Meet and Greet Services at the Airport
- Step-on Multilingual Tour Guides and City Guides
Corporate Coach Hire for Conference / Convention & Incentive Trips
Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is a market leader in corporate transportation. Our team of sales staff, drivers and fleet of superb quality vehicles come together to create the most reliable corporate coach hire and executive transportation company in Ireland. We operate a fleet of minibuses and executive deluxe coaches.
We can arrange corporate coach hire and group transportation for any size conference or corporate outing.
Additional services that are available include:
- Separate trucks to transfer luggage
- ‘Meet and Greet Services’ at the airport
- Step on multilingual tour guides and city guides
- Multi-drop shuttle services between different locations
Whether you are organizing a company day at the races, a corporate golfing day or any size conference, Pierce Kavanagh Coaches can be of assistance.
Coach Hire for School Tours / School Trips
School tours are a speciality with Pierce Kavanagh Coaches. At home and abroad, we can help organise coach hire for a trip of a lifetime that suits all budgets.
Transfers for school tours to any part of the country can be organised with our company and we will be delighted to quote for any excursion. The popular destinations such as Glendalough, the National Stud, the Delphi Adventure Centre, Tramore , Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Zoo are hugely successful with school tour groups.
We operate a vast amount of swimming pool school runs, transport to and from matches, theatre and after-school programme events.
We work with many leading school tour providers offering safe and reliable transportation for our younger passengers.
Should you need assistance with your school’s Risk Assessment Policy for the Transportation of Passengers, for your forthcoming trip, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
Luxury Coach Hire for Wedding Planners
Wedding Planners… let us take your clients’ guests from the hotel to the church or ceremony location in super luxurious coaches. Evening transfers are available ensuring guests timely and safe departures.
Flawless coach transportation for wedding guests will ensure a relaxed day for all, knowing that everyone will arrive safely by us… the professionals.
I have worked with Pierce Kavanagh Coaches on weddings and events since 2011. As a wedding planner transport can be one of the most challenging areas to get right. With multicultural guests and multi-venue events, it’s essential to get it right. Guests will always remember a bad experience with transport. Pierce’s drivers are always courteous, on time and beyond helpful. The coaches are immaculate and Caoimhe’s logistical knowledge is second to none. I would not plan a wedding requiring coach transport without them.
Tara Fay, MD of Xena Productions Bespoke Events
As a wedding planner our clients demand the highest level from all the suppliers that are recommended by us. We have been using Pierce Kavanagh Coaches for the last 10 years and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Caoimhe is our contact and her professionalism and knowledge is second to none. The coaches are spotless and the drivers are all so friendly and welcoming. We only work with the best and without doubt Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is the best.
Collette O’ Leary, MD of Elegant Events by Collette
Contact Pierce Kavanagh Coaches for a truly professional Wedding Coach Hire service. Our staff will work with you to ensure perfect transportation planning for your clients.
Coach Hire for National & International Sporting Events
Hurling, Gaelic, Rugby, Soccer, Horse Racing, Basketball…We can arrange coach hire for all Sporting Clubs, Events and Trips.
We can supply you with superb deluxe coaches for trips to the UK and France for premier sporting fixtures. We can also arrange ferry crossing to and from ports of your choice.
Just let us know what’s planned and we’ll do the rest.
Coach Hire for Golf Vacations
Golf courses designed by golf architects, using modern technology and creating an astonishing variety of designs, surrounded by Mother Nature’s most glorious scenery, together with our reputation for hospitality, create the perfect ingredients for your incredible golfing vacation in Ireland. This small island, of approximately five million inhabitants, boasts hundreds of golf courses which will delight the professionals and the amateurs alike.
When golf is completed, gourmet restaurants, pubs and wonderful Irish entertainment await!
We have a wide range of vehicles to suit all golfing groups. We work with leading golfing companies to arrange luxury motorcoach transportation.
Contact us if you are thinking of arranging a golfing vacation holiday in Ireland and are looking for a local experienced supplier.
Terms & Conditions (Coach Hire)
1ST JAN 2022 TO 31ST DEC 2023
CONDITIONS OF HIRE & PAYMENT TERMS
These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing.
The hirer acts on behalf of all the passengers travelling on the vehicles. If the hirer is a company, group, or partnership, an individual must be named as a responsible person.
The hirer is responsible for the actions and decisions of all the passengers on board including any additional costs incurred in performing the contract, whether or not they actually travel with the party.
If the hirer is not going to travel with the party, a representative must be chosen, and the company informed prior the hire taking place. The company will only accept instruction form the hirer or their representative.
Where a copy of these conditions has been given to the hirer at any time, or the hirer has been advised verbally or in writing on their quotation documents of the terms, making a booking will be deemed to signify acceptance of them. Where a hirer makes a booking before receiving these conditions and without being advised verbally of all significant terms, the hirer may cancel the contract without liability to the operator within 24 hours of receiving these conditions. Otherwise, the hirer will be deemed to accept these conditions.
Our quotations and prices are valid for 3 days from the date issued and is subject to availability at the time of actual booking.
We do not hire coaches to people under the age of 21. We will not allow a coach to be hired on behalf of passengers under the age of 21 unless an adult accompanies them. No animals (other than guide dogs and service dogs notified to the company in advance) maybe carried on any vehicle.
3) Booking Deposit
If you would like to go ahead and make a reservation, we would require a Euro 50 non-refundable booking deposit, per day, per vehicle. This must be paid at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. This can be paid by Visa or MasterCard or Bank Transfer.
4) Coach Hire Confirmation
When your booking deposit is paid, we will issue you with a reservation confirmation. You will receive the following:
A Reservation Number and Confirmation, this will list all coach hire details, hire charges and additional costs (coach parking, road tolls, driver’s expenses etc)
A statement showing any booking deposit paid and outstanding balance
5) Payment (Non-account holders)
Full payment is required to reach us no later than 7 days in advance of your hire date. If payment is not received, we will cancel your reservation and retain your deposit.
6) Seating Capacity
Not more than the maximum number of passengers indicated at the time of booking may be carried on each vehicle.
The hirer must not load the vehicle beyond this capacity.
7) Use of the Vehicle
Unless previously agreed by the Company, the vehicle is not available for the use of the Hirer other than for journeys and times stated. The hirer cannot assume the use of the vehicle between outward and return journeys, not that it will remain at the destination for the hirer’s use unless this has been agreed with the company in advance and confirmed in writing.
8) Change of Vehicle
The Company reserves the right to provide a larger vehicle than the specified but at no additional charge unless any extra seats are used. The Company reserves the right to substitute other vehicles of similar quality including those of other operators, for all or part of the hiring.
The Company gives its advice on journey times in good faith but does not guarantee the completion of any journey at a specific time and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience caused by breakdown, extreme weather conditionals or traffic congestion, or other events beyond the reasonable control of the company. Journeys may take longer than predicted and in those circumstances the company will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the hirer as a result.
9) Route and Time Variation
Should a vehicle be detained by the Hirer or taken on a longer journey than contracted journey for, the Company reserves the right to make an additional charge commensurate with the costs incurred. During the hiring, the driver must be the judge of any request for a
change of route or time. In any event, when the vehicle(s) depart at the agreed time the Company will not be liable for any loss or injury sustained by a passenger failing to join the vehicle at the appointed time.
10) Driver’s Hours and Rest Periods
The hours agreed with the Company for the operation of any hire(s) must be observed (other than in the case of serious emergency or diversion) so that current regulations governing driver’s hours and rest periods may be complied with. The company reserves the right to curtail or otherwise alter any hire, which does not comply with the relevant regulations.
11) Driver’s Working/Rest Period Regulations
The Hirer undertakes to abide by all statutory requirements and regulations which may in any way affect the journey in question and especially the regulations in respect of Driver’s Hours. Drivers are familiar with these regulations and whilst they will conform with reasonable requests of passengers (as to the reasonableness of which the driver alone shall be the judge) they will as far as circumstances permit, depart from the destination or from intermediate stopping places at times agreed beforehand (or specified by the driver) and to ensure compliance with the regulations will on no account wait for members of the party who may have failed to join the vehicle at the time appointed. The Company declines liability for loss, inconvenience or damage arising from failure to convey any such member of the party.
12) The Departure Time – Point to Point Travel
The departure time given by you is what we have quoted for. Normally the coach arrives 10 minutes prior to the departure time. In the event of any delay on your party, group or guests, then a ‘Stand-by’ surcharge of Euro 50 per hour or part thereof will be charged to your credit card.
13) Airport Transfers
If you have requested an Airport pick up, your coach will be in the Airport Coach Park 40 minutes after your scheduled landing time. If for any reason your group is delayed, please contact your driver, otherwise the ‘Stand-by’ fee will be applied.
14) Passengers’ Property
Unless previously agreed with the Company, the driver has discretion as to carriage of passengers’ luggage and its storage.
Pierce Kavanagh Coaches and our suppliers shall not be liable for any loss of damage to baggage or any of the guest’s belongings.
The Company will not accept liability for any damage to or loss of any property, which belongs to the passengers and is left in a vehicle. It is particularly drawn to the Hirer’s notice that theft from parked coaches is on the increase, and no items should be left on seats or in racks when the coach is unattended.
Guests should report any lost or damaged items to the Driver / Tour Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that may be used for any insurance claim in this matter.
All articles of lost property recovered from a vehicle will be held at our garage in Urlingford for a period of 14 days. All vehicles hired are subject to restrictions on carrying luggage for statuary safely reasons. The hirer accepts that the driver shall be the sole judge as to whether and to what extent passengers’ property is carried. Large ‘bulky’ items may not be able to be carried, and the hirer should take all steps to notify the company in advance of such requirements.
No bill, poster or notice is to be displayed on any vehicle without written consent of the company.
15) Damage to Coach
You are liable for any damage to the coach.
You are liable for any cleaning charges resulting in the improper behaviour of the passengers while onboard our coaches.
We respectfully ask our passengers to ensure that all rubbish is placed in rubbish bags, which are available on-board.
Cleaning on the vehicle as a result of excess mess will incur and additional €250 cleaning fee, per incident. If a client soils a vehicle multiple occasions during the hire period, subsequent changes will apply up to €1000.
16) Toilets / WC onboard
Many of our coaches have Toilets onboard. Please note that they are designed as emergency toilets only. They have the capacity for 10 liquid flushes only. If you are hiring the coach for longer than 1 day and require the toilet to be available for more than 10 flushes, an additional charge of Euro 45 may apply. This is the direct cost in approved facilities for emptying the unit.
17) Safety & Behaviour
It is imperative that the Hirer has familiarised themselves, understands and accepts our RISK ASSESSMENT POLICY.
All passengers must remain seated at all times, wear their seat belts (the law) and behave in a proper manner for the overall safety of all passengers.
When travelling with children, it is the responsibility of the adults / teachers / group leader to ensure these rules are adhered to and our risk assessment policy is followed.
Hot food and beverages are NOT permitted on our coaches under any circumstances, for the safety and comfort of our passengers and staff. We enforce a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board all our coaches.
18) Conduct of Passengers
The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle. Any passengers whose conduct is in breach of statutory regulations may be removed on the driver’s authority. The Hirer will be held responsible for the conduct of passengers and for any damage caused to the vehicle by passengers during the hiring. The Company will not accept liability for damage or loss to any passenger walking around the coach, entering or leaving the coach whilst in motion. Please familiarise yourself with our Risk Assessment Policy Document.
19) Cancellation Policy
Your booking deposit is non-refundable.
-Cancellation by Hirer
In the event of cancellation by the Hirer, the Company reserves the right to retain any deposit. The Hirer shall be liable to the Company for any losses incurred by the Company as a result of the cancellation but not exceeding the full amount of the full cost of the hiring.
We require a minimum of 7 days cancellation notice prior to the commencement date of hire in order for no cancellation fees to be applied.
Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the commencement date of hire will incur a 20% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to the commencement date of hire will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received on the day of hire will incur the full hire period charge.
No Shows will incur the full hire period charge.
All cancellations must be received by email. [email protected]
No refunds will be entertained unless you have a cancellation confirmation notice from us.
-Cancellation by The Company
In the event of any emergency or force majeure or of any action by the Hirer to vary the agreed conditions unilaterally, the Company may, by returning all monies paid and without further or other liability, cancel the contract.
All Hirers and individual passengers are recommended to obtain insurance for those items, where save for the negligence, the Company’s liability is limited (such as delay or luggage).
Our quotation is based on the information you have supplied to us on the clients / your itinerary.
Any changes to this itinerary could result in a price amendment.
Your final itinerary will be checked by our staff to ensure that the legal EU Driving Regulations are taken into account.