Irish Transport Heritage Events

Outdoor Events

Details of future outdoor events to be confirmed.

Indoor Events


Thursday 18th October 2018 – “Belfast Trolleybuses 50 Years On”

In May 1968, 30 years of trolleybus operation came to an end. Tonight we take a look back at some of the vehicles that once plied the street of Belfast. In addition, we will also take a look at some of the motorbus fleet of the period.

Member Chris Stewart recently paid a short visit to the Isle of Man and has kindly agreed to let us show photos of some of the items of transport interest he discovered on his visit.

Wednesday 14th November 2018 – “Try Before You Buy”

Before bus companies place orders for new vehicles, it makes sense to try out the various options on the market. Manufacturers are only too glad to provide operators with demonstrators in an effort to secure orders, some for short periods and other for extended loans. In some cases the demonstrator is even purchased and added to the fleet. Over the years Belfast Corporation Transport Dept., the Ulster Transport Authority, Citybus and Ulsterbus have had many demonstrators in their fleets and luckily member Raymond Bell was on hand to capture many of them on film. This promises to be an interesting evening, no doubt delivered in Raymond’s inimitable style.

Thursday 6th December 2018 – “Clifton’s Travels Summer 2018’’ (Please Note Date)

Once again we welcome back our Dublin member Clifton Flewitt to share with us some of the transport related gems he unearthed on his European travels in summer 2018. Clifton’s annual pilgrimage always proves to be an interesting and entertaining evening and once again we thank him for taking the time and trouble to come north to entertain us.


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.