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Monday 18 December 2017

Ghostbus comes back from the dead to tour city's most haunted streets

Dublin Bus' newest 'Spook-tacular' Ghostbus arrives just in time for Halloween
Dublin Bus' newest 'Spook-tacular' Ghostbus arrives just in time for Halloween
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD and actor Gary Egan who launched a brand new custom built Ghostbus that will take Dubliners and tourists alike on a thrilling ride tracing Dublin's creepiest mysteries this Halloween weekend

DUBLIN'S newest Ghostbus promises to "drive guests into their nightmares".

Hitting the streets just in time for Halloween, passengers will be led through an "ordeal" by a "sinister guide and driver" who are "in tune with the afterlife".

The new purpose-built ghostbus replaces a vehicle affectionately known as "Molly" that was on Dublin's streets for more than 40 years.

Transport and Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe was on hand to launch the new bus which will travel more than 400km through haunted streets this month alone.

"The Ghostbus Tour is an exceptionally entertaining thing to do in Dublin, at any time of year. Not surprisingly, however, the Halloween period lends itself to a heightened interest in the tour, which takes people to some of the eeriest places in Dublin," he said.

"The popularity of the tour is testament to the drivers and guides who do a fantastic job in alarming and amusing patrons in equal measure. I wish them every luck for the future," Mr Donohoe added.

The bus tour creeps through Dublin's darkened streets taking in the College of Surgeons in Ireland, where a certain Dr Clossey is still said to roam the corridors carrying a bucket of human entrails and stopping at the Christchurch crypts, the scene of medieval torture.

The Ghostbus Tour was originally created and designed by Dan O'Donoghue of Ghostbus Tours Ltd and first departed Dublin Bus headquarters in 1998.

Since then 6,550 tours have taken place.

Tours depart from Dublin Bus Headquarters on O'Connell Street and operate Monday to Thursday at 8pm, and Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9.30pm

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