I TOOK OUR five year old daughter on a half day bus journey that resulted in her bringing a birthday present to her six year old cousin. Along the way, I think she started to enjoy inter-city travel by Bus Eireann.
We have watched the big red buses pass through Cashel through the years and now they are the only long-range travel option transiting the town. Aircoach ceased operations in June 2012 as the State subvention for private operators was dramatically reduced. Because our bus services are cut in half, I cannot use a Cashel Bus stop to get to Dublin for a morning meeting. That limitation has totally eliminated my ability to attend Dublin events that start in the morning.
But there is no morning agenda awaiting Mia so we took the earliest bus from Cashel at 0925 and rolled into Drogheda before 2PM. Along the way, Mia played Hair Salon, sketched in a monster's magazine and talked to me about animals in fields. All things considered, it was a fun trio.
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