Suirway has ceased trading since October 31st 2022

We wish to advise our clients that Suirway no longer offers Executive Travel and Commuter Travel services.
We no longer provide any public bus services or private coach hire services.
We wish to thank all our valued clients for their custom over the last 123 years.

Our History


Despite the devastating effects of the Covid 19 Crises, Suirway took the opportunity to refocus on maintaining excellence in standards and achieved the “Tourism Ireland Safety Charter” which recognised our efforts to provide an industry leading approach to passenger safety and cleanliness on board our fleet.


Suirway receive a very special Award and are inducted to the “Fleet Transport Awards Hall of Fame” as we celebrated 120 Years of Service to the Passenger Transport Industry.

Picture 1 shows a delighted Brian Lynch and Marie Hutchinson receiving the Award on behalf of the Suirway Team.

Picture 2 shows our Management Team - John Francis, Damien Irish, Marie Hutchinson, Brian Lynch and Richard Kervick all in high spirits at the Event.


Suirway launch our new brand “Suirway Executive Travel” which gives a dedicated Corporate level service to private clients for bespoke requirements.


Suirway receive the coveted “Shamrock” recognition from Failte Ireland for our excellent fleet of tourism vehicles. Suirway also attend Tourism Ireland international Trade Events meeting clients to introduce the newly launched “Wild Atlantic Way”.


Suirway partner with Port of Waterford and the Celtic Wave initiative to bring new levels of Customer Service to International Visitors arriving into Ireland.

This initiative was rolled out in expanded services dedicated to the Cruise Line Market.


Suirway win the coveted ‘Fleet Transport Ireland Awards’, a very competitive All Ireland Industry Competition where we gained recognition for our continuous record of Innovation in delivery of services.


Suirway win the 2008 Business Excellence Award for Tourism and Hospitality from Waterford Chamber of Commerce, further enhancing our reputation for strong customer service.


Suirway announce significant expansion in timetables for local Commuter Routes. This was matched by significant investment in new Volvo and Mercedes fleet of high quality vehicles.


Suirway work with the Tall Ships event at Waterford providing extensive passenger transport links to the event. We successfully repeated this in 2011 when the Tall Ships visited Waterford again.


Suirway work with Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland on delivering tour services to clients in the Incoming Tourism and Corporate Service Markets.


The Third Generation of the Flynn and Lynch family enter the business as Brian Lynch is appointed Managing Director of Suirway.

Suirway continue to improve their local commuter services and expend into the luxury travel and tour markets, developing a reputation for a professional, reliable and customer focused service.


Suirway continue to expand services to their Local and National customers and further expand locally by acquiring the neighbouring and well respected Suir Valley Bus Service, owned and operated for many years by the Bower’s Family.

Services now deliver a network of commuter bus services to include the many routes intertwining along the scenic Suir River Valley between mountain, city and sea.


Suirway expanded their transportation services to International Haulage with “Sure Haul Ireland Ltd.” as the European Community expanded.

Luxury Coaches were imported from Continental Europe using Volvo, Mercedes and Van Hool products.


Under the energetic direction of Seamus Lynch, Suirway further expanded its services by providing services between Waterford and Tramore with the “Tramore Workers Association” when the existing railway line was closed down.

Seamus was popular and well known in the locality and topped the poll in the local Council elections as well as serving on the Waterford Harbour Board.


Suirway was taken over by Richard Flynn’s nephew Seamus Lynch and they expanded their services Locally and Nationally.

Luxury custom built Coaches were imported from the United Kingdom and were considered to be the finest available in the area at the time.

1930’s – 1940’s

Suirway continued to provide services in the pre and post World War II years. Fuel was scarce but services continued through out these difficult years.

Suirway expanded into general haulage services also with the addition of several Leyland and Bedford trucks to the fleet.


Suirway establish privately operated local bus service operations in Waterford County.

These were one of the earliest public services to operate in Ireland and pre dated the 1932 Road Transport Act which established a National Public Transport system.

Once again, Suirway were ‘ahead of the curve’ with early innovation geared towards satisfying Clients needs.


Rich Flynn started one of the Irelands first “Private Chauffeur Drive Tour Services” using the superb Model T Ford car (just visible in the background of this picture).

As one of the first owners in Ireland of the four cylinder Ford, Rich and Kitty Flynn brought Suirway to another new level of innovation in passenger transport.


Suirway continue innovating and supplying “Passenger Motor Service” by “Well Appointed and Reliable Cars during Summer Season”.


Dunmore Bus outside Haven Hotel 1909


The ‘Jaunting Car’ was a popular mode of transport at the time – tyres were an early innovation for passenger transport – and Suirway were at the forefront !

Cartoon “A well appointed bus starts daily for Dunmore East”.


Suirway is established by Richard Flynn using his “High Quality Tyred Traps” (from a report in a Local Newspaper in 1901).