13 January, 2022

the 966

bus coming through Bunbeg at 11:15 on its way to Dungloe.  Local Link provides a great service to the people who live in rural Ireland.  The bus, along with other bus services, are free with a travel pass.  Once you reach 65 you qualify.  



42 comments:

  1. Nice that free ride over 65. Something that doesn't really exist in the Netherlands.

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  2. Looks like half decent weather too!

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  3. Yes the pensionados here have to pay for public transport as sc said.

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  4. Would you believe I never rode on a bus other than a school bus when I was a kid? That was a 1 hour trip twice a day for 12 years. I was 'bussed' out! Have a wonderful day- I so love discovering your Ireland through your camera. Hugs to you and Shari. Diana

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  5. Here we have to pay for public transport even if we are over 65.
    Beautiful header.

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  6. Hello,
    The buses for seniors are very convenient, we have them here too.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. I like the color and perspective of photography.

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  8. Is a tourist over 65 eligible for the pass too, or is that strictly for residents?

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    1. When a bus broke down when I was travelling in Europe all the passengers got out to help push it to the side of the road. They did not allow me to push because I was a tourist and not eligible.

      God bless.

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    2. The travel pass is only for Irish citizens. Tourists can buy discounted tickets for the days they want to travel.

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  9. ...bus service here is limited.

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  10. Great to see you blogging again, Bill.

    God bless.

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  11. Hi Bill.

    Nice picture Bill.

    Nice to see the shadow there on the right.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  12. Great to see how they reach out to those. Awesome photo!

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  13. I like the bonus for those 65 and older.

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  14. We have free bus service here in our community, as well as pre-arranged transports available to doctors and such appointments. Several people at the Lunch Site also were transported daily when I used to eat there. It's still going, but I stay away from eating indoors with other unmasked people these days!

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  15. Our state in India also offers free bus pass to people over 60 to travel locally.

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  16. Buses are cheaper here for seniors but certainly not free. It would be nice.
    Glad to see you back, Bill.

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  17. The same in my country too, for 65+ age 🙏 and perfect photo :)

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  18. Bus service here includes one or two days a week of free service for seniors.

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  19. I love the colors in this one. The road is a magnificent blue that offsets the dried brush beautifully. Nice one Bill.

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  20. UK's Representation Of Rush Hour Traffic - Be Well Mr Bill

    Cheers

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  21. Sadly, no public transport in my area. Nice shot.

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  22. How fine there is bus service to get around. That makes so much sense.

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  23. Woow very nice that free ride for over 65! Bye the way, Photo looks great

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  24. glad you are blogging back...

    Great shot

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  25. Hola Bill, esta muy bien que la zona rural tenga medios para moverse.
    Que tengas un buen día.
    SALUDOS

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  26. What a lovely shot of the bus coming down the hill!!

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  27. What a spectacular photo, Bill! And that colored asphalt! Bunbeg has beautiful roads.
    Great prospect. It's hard to guess where you were!
    Have a good evening.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

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  28. Nice photo, I love the sloping road! I've only ridden on a bus once other than when I rode the school bus. I traveled from Central Ohio to Central Florida years ago when I had 2 small boys and was pregnant with my daughter. I once rode a train from North Carolina to Florida and enjoyed it more than the bus because the train had a "rocking" feeling :)

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  29. That's great that it's free for those over 65, we don't have that here.

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  30. Sounds like a great service. Here we get a reduced rate but not by much.

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  31. Uy genial parece un buen servicio. Ojala fuera lo mismo en mi país. Te mando un beso

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  32. Great concept. I think we don´t have that here.
    Many a retired person collects bottles to recycle to get some extra-cash, it´s sad.
    I think using public transport is a bit cheaper, though, when you reach a certain age.

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  33. Very spring like photo!Wish you all the best Bill! :)))

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  34. We don’t have free trips, not even for seniors. And as teleworking increases and more cars are used because of the corona, passengers will be reduced and there will be a need for price increases. And the circle is complete.

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  35. Beautiful picture of the bus coming

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  36. We have the same free bus service to seniors here in Nashua, NH, but I have never used the service.

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