Friends of Waterville Cable Station

I am currently at the Heritage week talk in Waterville, Co. Kerry about the cable station in Waterville given by Dorothy and Amy Rudd.

I have generally been disappointed by HW talks this year but this mother and daughter combination gave an excellent presentation.

There is a Facebook page setup for updates on the ongoing research into this aspect of Ireland’s industrial heritage.

Plaque unveiling

H/T to John Gibbons for bringing to my attention the following event:

Unveiling of plaque to William Dargan

You are also invited to special event at Portlaoise Railway Station on Fri. Aug 25th at 11.30 am for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Dargan. He was a native of Co Laois, was the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in the 19th century. Among many of his projects he built most* of the country’s railway network. There is also a memorial garden and information panels being unveiled on the same occasion.

*I would have said a significant proportion but not most.