Mullaghmore cheer at new Local Link service
THE locals put their hands out for the number 982 bus with glee in Mullaghmore last Friday afternoon.
The Local Link bus came down the road at 3.20pm and stopped across the road from Eithne’s Restaurant.
There was no need for anyone to put their hands out – but such was the level of excitement, they couldn’t help themselves.
All climbed aboard the bus and took a trip around Mullaghmore Head, disembarking at the Wild Atlantic Way sign for a photo op. Sligo councillor Marie Casserly was also there for the maiden voyage, having worked with Locallink and the Department of Transport Touirism and Sport to ensure the success of rural transport in the area. S
ligo Local Link manager Camilla Kelly has been doing Trojan work for over four years to put this package together and it has finally paid off.
The buses are very comfortable with seat belts, plenty of leg room and tinted windows.
Mullaghmore locals are looking forward to this much needed service for their village.
One local teenager is already making plans for independence based on the new bus schedule. It will be dead handy to get to his GAA practice in Grange, he says.
During the summer, the bus to town will run from the village four times a day; and will also leave four times a day en route to Rossknowlagh.
The bus will travel through Lissadell and Maugherow, among other places.
Fares are competitive with children travelling at half price and free travel passes are accepted.
For more information see www.locallinksligoleitrimroscommon.ie.
Pictured right are some of the passengers on the first day of the service with local councillor Marie Casserly (far left).