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IH News 2021

Sir Gerry Robinson RIP

Many media outlets (including the DonegalDaily.com site) have reported that Sir Gerry Robinson has passed away.

Sir Gerry was a businessman and TV presenter as well as a well known railway enthusiast. To this extent, he built a narrow gauge railway in the grounds of his residence (Oakfield Park) in Co. Donegal, which is open to the public.

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General

Welcome to Kilcock

Industrialheritageireland.info has moved.

No longer living in beautiful Ballyfermot, I am now residing in Kilcock.

Royal Canal Harbour, Kilcock, Co. Kildare.
Royal Canal Harbour, Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Copyright Ewan Duffy 2021.
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IH News 2021

Glass production in Tyrone

The BBC has a video article about the revival of glass production in Co. Tyrone.

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Overseas

Poohsticks bridge for sale

Per RTE, the original footbridge which inspired A. A. Milne to include the concept of Poohsticks in his Winnie the Pooh books, is up for sale by auction.

The bridge was located in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex and was dismantled and put in storage, due to having been worn down by visitors, with a replacement bridge installed.

The auction takes place on October 5th with an expected sale price of £40-60k.

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IH News 2021

CDR steam engine to return to Donegal Town

It is not often that I comment about trains on this site, not having an interest in them per se.

However, some train news is worthy of publicity and this includes this post on the County Donegal Railway Museum’s site that the former CDRJC steam engine Drumboe is being returned to Donegal Town on Saturday 9th October 2021.