In the infamous words of Hannibal Smith ‘We Love It, When a Plan Comes Together’ and when you have the A-Team to deliver it, we shouldn’t be surprised. As we kick of Northern Ireland’s first ever Bus & Train Week (6-12th June) with our brilliant client Translink we were delighted to finally unveil the first Belfast ‘Metro Legends’ on the Bus of Legends. Voted by the public following an initial shortlisting exercise, Ulster and Ireland Rugby Captain, Rory Best was joined by Holywood and Hollywood Star Jamie Dornan as the first two Metro Legends who will now adorn the special double decker bus as it serves the Greater Belfast area. While both stars were unable to join the unveiling ceremony outside Belfast City Hall due to filming and playing commitments, they were represented by their family members. People voted in their thousands for their favourite legend from a shortlist of six, that also included Carl Frampton MBE, Eamonn Holmes, Michael O’Neill and Dame Mary Peters, CH, DBE. Those shortlisted were all considered strong ambassadors for the City and having made a strong contribution to its success.
The sun shone gloriously and the good people of Belfast seemed to agree with the decision. Already the fans of both stars have been spreading the message widely across social media, so we can expect more super fans of Mssrs Dornan and Best to encourage even more visitors to Belfast. Watch out for the Bus of Legends at a bus-stop near you !