Photographs of buses, drivers and conductors from times gone by.
Ad for Kearney's Bus, 1927An ad from local press for Kearney's Motor Coach Service from Malin Head to Londonderry.
'Travel by Kearney's Motor Coach Service for Speed and Comfort, and enjoy magnificent view of Loughs and Mountains to be seen on Malin Head to Londonderry route.
Daily Services throughout the year.
Time Tables and all information in connection with Services available at Head Office: Carndonagh & Crampsey's Hotel, Foyle Street, Londonderry.'
Carn to Malin Bus Timetable, 1926'Daily Motor Service from Cardonagh to Malin Head,
Commencing on Monday, 19th July, 1926'
Kearney's Bus ServiceDaniel Kearney taking delivery of his new 16-seater bus in Foyle St., Derry.
Kearney's Bus ServiceKearney’s bus with John Houghton, driver (right), Columba Gibbons, conductor (second from left).
Kearney's Bus In CarndonaghKearney’s bus at Brodbin’s shop in the Diamond with Johnny Gallagher, unknown, Mickey Gibbons, John Houten, unknown.
Bluebird Bus at BocanDan McLaughlin (H) with his Blue Bird bus at Bocan Church.
Inishowen Bus Service TimetableThe timetable for the Blue Bird bus service, owned by Charles Mc Laughlin.
Inishowen 'Blue Bird' Bus Timetable
Blue Bird at the Station, Carndonagh
Blue Bird & Kearney BusesBlue Bird and Kearney buses at the Border crossing on their way to Carndonagh and Malin Head. Photograph by Fr. Browne, 1929.
Wartime Bus Service'One of the few utility buses recently delivered, which is now helping to maintain the Swilly Company's war-time road service in Inishowen.' (Dated 14th December, 1945)
Tommy McElhinney & W. J. McGaghey (conductor)
Tommy and Mai CoyleThis 1930 Reo, IH 2801, was operated by Daniel Kearney of Carndonagh between Derry and Malin Head. The driver is Tommy Coyle, who later drove for Lough Swilly.
Tommy CoyleTommy Coyle, bus driver for the Kearney Bus Service and then the Lough Swillly service, which bought out the run from Kearney. The sale was agreed on the condition that the bus drivers and conductors would continue to work on the service.
A Busman's HolidayJohnny Diver, Joe McLaughlin (H), Tommy Coyle
'Courtesy & Helpfulness'A letter of appreciation for the 'courtesy and helpfulness' shown by bus driver Johnny Diver, sent by a Mr. Donal A. Faughnan, the manager of the Belfast Bureau of the Irish Tourist Association, 1952.
'I must record my full appreciation of the unfailing courtesy and helpfulness of your staff - in particular, two Drivers - the one on the Letterkenny-Churchill run; the other on the Carndonagh-Moville route. In these days of so many stresses, strains and complaining in the transport world it is a pleasure to meet with the friendly courtesy and efficiency displayed by these two gentlement.'
What would Mr. Faughnan make of the 'stresses, strains and complainings in the transport world' today?
Driver DiverA letter dated 5th February, 1958, to 'Driver Diver', acknowledging the letter paying tribute to his 'good work during the recent snowstorm' which had been printed in the Derry Journal.