Two people shorten a road.
Note: The Irish are a deeply communal people. If a trip is necessary, be it long or short, it is always preferable to have companionship.
Note also: The Irish word “beirt” refers to “two people”. The Irish language uses personal numbers to designate from one to ten persons (and sometimes twelve). When counting people these special numbers must be used. The common numbers which are used to count mere things are not acceptable!