Photo of the Week - Week 40:
The beach in Portrane has had better days than the current view, yet it is still rare to get beach and waves in a photo of a bus in Dublin. But you can at Seaview Park, Portrane. Seaview Park is very aptly named, in that there is a sea view. Built in April 1974, it was originally O'Kelly Park, after Sean T. O'Kelly, the 2nd President of Ireland. Buses were soon extended there, but only certain departures, the 33B/C timetable being a plethora of "symbolled" departures, the symbols indicating a special departure which deviated off the main route. In October 1975, 98% of residents voted to change the name to Seaview Park, the bus timetables being updated to reflect this in 1979. In 2002, the 33C was cancelled, the 33B reorganised into a consistent, if meandering service, around Portrane, serving St. Ita's Hospital, Seaview Park, the Brook, and terminating at the Burrow, and following the reverse in return. With Go-Ahead taking over the service on the 2nd December 2018, the 33B again obtained a number of variants. All buses now skip St. Ita's Hospital on trips to Portane, with approx half the departures heading to the Burrow via Seaview Park, and half terminating at Seaview Park. The services from the Burrow travel via Seaview Park on their return to Swords, but then skip St. Ita's Hospital (except for morning and late evening services), while services from Seaview Park serve St. Ita's Hospital.