Councillor John Sheridan.
Mid-Louth Councillor John Sheridan has received confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) that they are to consider a bus service between Tenure village and Drogheda.
"I have been contacted by a number of residents in Tenure who have been asking about the possibility of a scheduled bus service from Tenure into Drogheda” Cllr. Sheridan said.
“I looked into the matter and there are currently two return trip 'local link' options per week in Tenure village, but the belief is that a daily service is required.
Cllr. Sheridan contacted the NTA and Bus Éireann in April and have since received replies. The National Transport Authority have confirmed that their Service Planning section is examining the potential to serve Tenure Co. Louth.
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“They said they will update me when this process is complete” Cllr. Sheridan said.
“We know that in other villages in Mid-Louth new bus services in the past four years have transformed public transport use of all ages.
“There is a potential that this route could service the national monument at Monasterboice.”
Cllr. Sheridan points out that at present tourists have to alight a bus at The Monasterboice Inn and walk to the graveyard, a distance of over two 2km, this bus service could solve that issue.
“Separately, I am supporting local parents in a request for Bus Éireann school transport to service Tenure for the next school year. We hope this can be successful in the autumn”.