Robert, William, Hugh, and John discuss the effects of the internal combustion engine on the life of a typical Ulster village
Ballymulcaghey is an imaginary village typical of many to be found in Northern Ireland. In other days it was much more isolated than it is today. Its people were a comparatively secluded community who looked to the village for their social life. their amusements, their entertainments, and their domestic needs. Then the bus came. It made big changes. It opened up new worlds for everybody. They could go further afield for their entertainments and their social life. They could buy their needs at the big bright chain-store in the market town. Parents could send their children to other schools. In this discussion, various views on the changes made by the bus-and of course the motor car generally-will be expressed.
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