"It's No Easy Job to Be a Bus Driver in Dublin"

Travelling along the number 11 bus route in Dublin’s city centre. A Dublin bus driver talks about his work.

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Extended description

Dublin bus driver, Thomas Johns, describes the difficulties and challenges of driving a bus in Dublin traffic.

Thomas's father, two brothers and his nephew have all driven Dublin buses. Between them have given close to 200 years of service to the travelling city public. Thomas describes the hazards he meets along the number 11 bus route which he drives each day. He also talks about the delays caused by traffic and parking in the city.

The film shows Thomas travelling from Stephen's Green, down Grafton Street, through Suffolk Street on to Dame Street and College Green, up Westmoreland Street, across O'Connell Bridge and on to O'Connell Street.

The programme narrator describes bus driving as no easy job in Dublin and talks about the danger of the job and the corresponding responsibilities placed on bus drivers as they go about their daily route around the city. He also speaks about the admiration that the people of Dublin have for bus drivers.

Further information

This episode of 'Discovery' from 14 February 1966 takes a look at the job of the Dublin Bus Driver.

'Discovery' was a documentary series broadcast on RTÉ between 1964 and 1967. 'Discovery', which first aired on Tuesday, 14 January, 1964 touched on many aspects of Irish life with an occasional spotlight on events of particular interest.

Dublin bus driver, Thomas Johns, describes the difficulties and challenges of driving a bus in Dublin traffic.

Thomas's father, two brothers and his nephew have all driven Dublin buses. Between them have given close to 200 years of service to the travelling city public. Thomas describes the hazards he meets along the number 11 bus route which he drives each day. He also talks about the delays caused by traffic and parking in the city.

The film shows Thomas travelling from Stephen's Green, down Grafton Street, through Suffolk Street on to Dame Street and College Green, up Westmoreland Street, across O'Connell Bridge and on to O'Connell Street.

The programme narrator describes bus driving as no easy job in Dublin and talks about the danger of the job and the corresponding responsibilities placed on bus drivers as they go about their daily route around the city. He also speaks about the admiration that the people of Dublin have for bus drivers.

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Title Bus Driving
Title in English Bus Driving
Series title Discovery
Series title in English Discovery
Clip title "It's No Easy Job to Be a Bus Driver in Dublin"
Provider RTÉ
Publisher / broadcaster RTÉ
Broadcast date 14/02/1966
Production year 1966
First broadcast channel RTÉ
Country of production IRELAND
Contributor -
Genre Factual
Topic Work and production
Thesaurus terms Labour, Employees, Employment, Labour legislation, Apprentices
Keywords Work, Production, Women, Trades, Labour, Occupations, Employment, Careers, Bus Driver, Thomas Johns, Dublin City, Bus Routes, Dublin Bus, C.I.E., St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Suffolk Street, Dame Street, College Green, Trinity College Dublin
Geographical coverage Ireland, Dublin
Original language English
Language used English
Subtitle language -
Material type Video
Item type Part/extract
Item duration 05:17
Item colour Black & White
Item sound Mono
Aspect ratio 4:3
Filename drlaweb_20120209_discov_bus_000517_p67_00066_19660214.mp4
Identifier EUS_63FC62EE4FFA43C48A7F4A9EE0A4DCCC
Original identifier P67/00066
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Relation type -
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