Nuala Crowley, Mayfield was also looking forward to Christmas as her son, Alan, is coming home from Boston, and her grandson, Rob, is coming from Philadelphia with his wife, Jen.
“They got married in Cork last year,” Nuala said. “It will be lovely to have them home again this Christmas.”
Marie Healy from Mayfield was heading home from the city after a bit of Christmas shopping.
“I picked up a few bargains,” Marie told us delighted, “I am not very organised, I have loads to do.”
Bernadette Clarke, Mayfield was in the festive spirit on the 208 to Mayfield.
“I’m just going to town to go Christmas shopping and meet a friend for dinner. I love Christmas, I love everything about it. It is a fantastic time of year. There are lovely things in the shops and everyone is full of chat. It is a very happy time of year.”
Our final bus companion was Charlotte MacDonald, who moved over to Cork from California two years ago.
“I live on the Western Road and teach music part-time. I play the fiddle, violin and piano. I have been a musician all my life, I love traditional and classical music.”