Mineral-Railway and Transport Heritage serving the Granite Quarries of the Mournes, Wicklow and Cornwall.

John Hussey will be giving a talk with the above title at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ on 10th March 2017 @ 13:00.

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/monuments-and-buildings-record-lecture-series

Luggala Estate for sale

Of tangential interest to IH, given its original funding source, the Daily Telegraph reports on the historic Luggala Estate in Co. Wicklow being put up for sale by its owner Garech Browne – one of the many heirs to the Guinness fortune. If you have €28m to spare….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/guinness-family-puts-grand-gothic-estate-michael-jackson-stayed/

Book Launch – Mountains of Iron: a history of the iron mining in mid-Antrim

Kevin O’Hagan will be launching his book “Mountains of Iron: a history of the iron mining in mid-Antrim” in Cargan, Co. Antrim on 16th February 2017.

There will be a small exhibition of local ores and artifacts.

http://shanway.com/product/the-mountains-of-iron/