Burning bus closes road in Maynooth

The main route into and out of Maynooth was closed on Sunday, July 22, for a number of hours while fire crews dealt with a burning bus just outside the Glenroyal Hotel.

The main route into and out of Maynooth was closed on Sunday, July 22, for a number of hours while fire crews dealt with a burning bus just outside the Glenroyal Hotel.

Gardai have confirmed that a number of students were on the bus but were evacuated safely.

“Nobody was injured or in danger as a result,” a spokesperson explained.

It is understood that the fire broke out in the engine or brakes area of the privately owned bus.

Traffic was diverted for some time away from the Straffan road. The road was re-opened some time later.