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    The 47A did not really belong with the other 47s. It used to run from the city centre -Burgh Quay – to the top of the Orwell Road in the 1950, through Rathgar and Rathmines . It was then extended further into Churchtown, along with the 61, to a terminus close to Sean Lemass’s house. It was operated by Leyland double deckers, Bolton class, in the 1960s, fleet numbers R367-8-9, and my recollection is that the buses on the 61 and 47A were interchangeable. The 61 went to the city via Milltown and Ranelagh. One of the conductors was called Wally – Behan, I think – and he was often paired with a driver who with burn scars on his face. Wally was from Rathgar and was too tall for the job, so had a stoop. Another conductor had a hearing aid, and once in Rathgar, outside the post office on pension day when three old dears were making heavy weather of boarding the bus called out: Come on girls before the weather breaks. The service was doubled in the mornings by using an old tour bus, one of the yellow ones named after a river. Brosna comes to mind.

    If anyone else has memories of this bus. please let me know. anxious@ireland.com

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