Mul­lagh­more cheer at new Lo­cal Link ser­vice

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

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.lo­call­inksligoleitrim­roscom­

Pic­tured right are some of the pas­sen­gers on the first day of the ser­vice with lo­cal coun­cil­lor Marie Casserly (far left).

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