Renault Master III 12-D-41416 in the car park of Mizen Head Visitor Centre. The bus departs from any available space; a demarcated bus bay and sign would be preferable. ALL IMAGES BERNARD H. ALLAN

Before the pandemic, BERNARD H. ALLAN embarked on a bus-only journey between Mizen Head at the southern tip of Ireland, and Malin head to the northern extreme. Part one of this three part article takes him from Mizen to Urlingford

Inspired by the adventures of those who have journeyed by bus between Land’s End and John o’Groats, I planned an itinerary between Ireland’s two extremities.

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