An evening ramble out the N18/19 from Limerick to Shannon Airport.
I’ve been based in Limerick for the past few days, attending a work-related training course.
Surprisingly I have seen nothing of the Bus Eireann city fleet, despite the fact that I have to cross the city from Ennis Road to Raheen every morning – the particular route I taken has no local service, even though the N69 out of the city passes through many industrial areas.
So, bored in the hotel this evening, I decided to take a spin out the Ennis Road in the Shannon direction, to see what I could see.
An Ayats / DAF touring coach at Twomilebridge, parked in a roadside hotel.
Shannon Airport was empty at just after 7pm, and the sun was in any case very badly positioned for the main bus stops, so I didn’t wait around. I did however manage to snap this car=park shuttle bus, operated by a local independent under contract to the Airport Authority.
Another Solo – these are becoming quite popular in Ireland these days!
On my way back in, I called in to Bunratty, where the Castle & Folk Park are a big draw for coach parties.
In the car-park, a UK-based Setra on Globus tours sits beside Bus Eireann’s new SP119 which is in CIE Tours livery.
Rear/Side view of SP119, showing the new livery on this years CIE Tours deliveries.
Also at Bunratty was this Vanhool T915, operated by Cronins of Cork.