We really did love our paintwork back in the '80s! This great image shows the Four Courts and Liffey on the side of the tour bus. The bus is parked just outside the Dublin Bus offices on O'Connell St, where all our sightseeing tours still operate from to this day!
Love the Phoenix Park? We certainly do! That's why we've been showing tourists one of Dublin's greatest attractions since 1988! Home to our president, (and lots and lots of deers), the park means a lot to us Dubliners. Here you see a sightseeing bus making its way down a very busy Chesterfield Avenue!
Sunny day on O'Connell St and these folks on top of our tour bus enjoying the early days of Dublin sightseeing tours. We were so confident of long hot summers back in the we didn't see the need for any covering on the top deck of the bus!
We've tried lots of variations with colours on our tour buses since we first started operating in 1988! Our "Cream and Green" buses will be recognisable to many Dubliners. In 2008 we changed to our all Green buses which can now be seen touring around the city daily!
In 1988 Dublin celebrated its millennium! The year was celebrated in the city with this slogan some might remember. "Dublin's great in To mark this milestone in Dublin's history, we painted one of our tour buses that year.
One of our very first tour buses. Back in 1988, we were only just beginning to welcome and entertain visitors to Dublin, and when we were busy beating England in European Championships, and Nelson Mandela was being made a Freeman of Dublin City! Note the glass roof on the bus. Back then we had two daily departures... we've since moved on with tour buses departing every 10-15 minutes now!
A beautiful story of a couple who met and eventually married aboard a CIE Tour Bus.