Competition to celebrate School Transport Scheme

Competition to celebrate School Transport Scheme


Bus Éireann is launching its Go Places with Bus Éireann competition for Transition Year students to mark its 50th year operating the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills.

TY students from all over the country are invited to get creative in making memories about their journey to school.

Every day in the region of 115,000 students from 3,000 schools around the country travel to and from school on the scheme, on 4,500 vehicles across 6,500 routes. This adds up to more than 40 million individual journeys undertaken by school kids on the scheme annually.

Nicola Cooke, Media and PR Manager with Bus Éireann said: “Bus Éireann is proud to have operated the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills for the last 50 years. For many, school years are where memories are made.

“So that’s why we’re inviting TY students to document their school journeys and share them with us as part of ‘Go Places’. We want them to get creative in capturing their journey – who they meet, what they do, what landmarks they pass by in their community every day – and share them with us creatively, to be in with a chance of winning.”

Go Places with Bus Éireann is open to all TY students from across the Republic of Ireland.

Deadline for entries is March 16th, 2018. For more information. visit



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.