When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Terry Christian

I started school, aged four, a month or so before my fifth birthday. It must have been after Easter as the blossoms were on the few trees that dotted Ayres Road Old Trafford. I walked to school from that day until the day I finished at my catholic Grammar school age 18. Each walk to… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Terry Christian

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Daniel Airey

The Secondary School Years 2010-2016. The secondary school years. 6:45am, my dad knocks on the door and comes into my room as another day begins. He utters a friendly yet firm good morning greeting as I slowly regain awareness of my existence. Dad walks over to my bedside radio and turns on Today FM as… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Daniel Airey

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Leanne McDonagh

“We never knew when daddy would come to pick us up from school with the horse and sulky cart but when he did there was fierce excitement for the journey home.  I remember getting to the gates of the school and looking to spot the big blue HiAce van and trying to identify if it… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Leanne McDonagh

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Frank McDonald

"Truly Frank: A Dublin Memoir", Frank McDonald, Penguin Books, 2018.

Cycling to School through Droves of Cattle and Sheep As the first son of William and Maura McDonald, I grew up in Glenmore Road, a little cul-de-sac between Old Cabra Road and Blackhorse Avenue in what came to be known as Dublin 7. The house had been built in 1948, the year of my parents’… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Frank McDonald

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Robert Burns

Three o’clock and school was over. We slid out from behind our old wooden desks, the ones with the sloping desktop and the old inkwell holders, and darted out the door, making a beeline for the old shed where our bikes were stored.  It was early June and at 10 years old I was in… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Robert Burns

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Introduction

A “Travel to School” project by Robert Burns and the Museum of Childhood Ireland We are thrilled to introduce our newest project. This new and exciting campaign is the concept of Robert Burns. Robert is a civil engineer and director of Fingal County Council. He grew up in the Monaghan countryside in the 70s and… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Introduction