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IH News 2021

Another greenway you cannot use

Now 1 year into the “new normal” of ‘flatten the curve’, our benevolent overlords are spaffing more money on projects that the majority of the population cannot use as Ireland continues to be an open air prison.

This time, the regime has announced the Royal Canal Greenway from Maynooth, Co. Kildare to Clondara in Co. Longford. Interestingly, as the majority of tax revenue is generated in Dublin, the people of Dublin are paying for this project but will not benefit from it as it is more than 5km away from Dublin.

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General

Tackling Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Apartheid

The Slugger O’Toole blog has a two part series covering the infrastructure apartheid in Northern Ireland (basically a Protestant State for a Protestant people concentrating resources east of the River Bann) which is worth reading.

Part 1

Part 2

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IH News 2021

A lesser known railway in Ireland

YouTube directed me to this video of a rather ingenious individual living in the West of Ireland, who has started building his own farmyard railway on his property!

There is a second video on his channel showing the process of making fishplates for the track (these are used to join two sections of rail together) and a set of points!

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Events

Last years of the Lough Swilly Railway

CDRRL are hosting the above titled talk on Friday 19th March at 19:00. The talk will be livestreamed on both Facebook and Youtube – further details of the talk and links to both Facebook and Youtube can be found on the Donegal Daily website.

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IH News 2021 Locations

Station House, Monaghan

Just a link to the website for a new co-working hub located in Monaghan Town, in the former railway station.

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Events

Industrial Heritage in Europe

H/T to Ron Cox of the IHAI for details of this Zoom webinar – Europa Nostra UK are hosting an online webinar on the subject of Industrial Heritage in Europe, which will look at a selection of industrial and engineering sites throughout Europe.

The event takes place on 17th March from 15:00 to 16:00. Registration is required (free) – the link to do so is on the webpage linked above.

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RTE Home of the Year

Another entry in the RTE Home of the Year with an IH connection (one of the railway stations on the Shillelagh Branch in Co. Wicklow featured a few years ago).

This time, it is a former mill in Co. Down which has been converted to a private residence.

Whilst I understand the privacy concerns of the producers/entrants, I’d have thought that the whole point of converting an historic building is that you let it be known where it is (something more specific than “Co. Down”).

The same applied to the railway station entry referenced above, however, as all railway stations known to have existed are well documented, I was able to identify which station it was. This is less so in the case of mill buildings.