Dunfanaghy rural transport scheme launched

Publicans in the Dunfanaghy area have joined forces to develop an improved transport system to help bring people to the village each weekend.

Publicans in the Dunfanaghy area have joined forces to develop an improved transport system to help bring people to the village each weekend.

Working in conjunction with local taxi operator, Eamonn Harkin, several pubs and hotels, including The Oyster, Arnolds, Mollys and Patsy Dan’s, have organised up to six time tabled routes that cover a wide area of the locality as far as Creeslough. Each journey costs €2 one way.

Ann Sweeney of the Oyster bar says the locality has united together to help promote the town and offer safe, affordable, travel each weekend. The new pilot rural transport project is being subsidised by the local businesses.

A time table can be down loaded from most local business websites or collected from the premises. Ann says its important to call the taxi firm in advance to agree collection and outside of the time table they will revert to their regular private taxi work.