Irish Transport Heritage Events

Outdoor Events

Saturday 15th September 2018 – ‘In to the West - visit to Fermanagh’

ITH will be visiting Enniskillen and Fermanagh on the above date to celebrate the return to the road of our former Ulsterbus Leyland Tiger “N” type 343 after a lengthy period in store.
 
As most members will know this vehicle had a long association with Enniskillen being allocated there new in February 1984 where it remained for 22 years. Its return to active preservation has been courtesy of our members Jeffrey Thompson and Phill McAlinney who have spent very many hours of hard work rubbing down and repainting it in original livery and carrying out a range of much needed mechanical work including the fitting of a new set of tyres.
 
Our outing will meet up with Stewart Graham’s Leyland Tiger “Q” type 1390, itself a long term resident of Enniskillen and which has been restored to its original livery. The visit will also include a visit to the Education Authority (formerly Western Education & Library Board) depot in Enniskillen.
 
Members are invited, indeed encouraged, to join in this outing which will depart from Belfast’s Europa Bus Centre at 9am with a return expected in the early evening.
 
No advanced booking is required.

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Saturday 6th October 2018 – ‘UTA at 70’
 
1st October 2018 marks 70 years since the formation of the Ulster Transport Authority. To mark the occasion it is hoped to organise an outing using one or more former UTA buses. Again planning it is at very early stage and hopefully more details can be provided with the next mailing.


Indoor Events
 

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A special word of thanks to all who have agreed to give presentations at our meetings, your efforts are very much appreciated.

Indoor meetings are held in McElhinney Room 2, The Pavilion, NICSSA, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast and commence at 19:45.

Admission free – Open to non-members – Retiring collection

As mentioned previously, the cost of holding our monthly meeting continues to rise. We have looked at moving to alternative venues but the facilities here are good, can be regarded as safe and there is plenty of parking. In order to help cover our monthly overheads, could we respectively suggest a donation of 2 a head for the retiring collection.
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