Waterways Ireland have advised a 4 week closure of the towpath between Lock 12 and Hazelhatch on the Grand Canal, to facilitate site investigation works in conjunction with the proposed greenway extension from Lock 12 to Hazelhatch.
Month: December 2021
Suitable for the South Wexford line
Japan is to commence using a road/rail bus on a 30 mile public transport route of which 6 miles are on a railway.
This could work on the South Wexford line, except that the national transport company in Ireland regards its primary purpose as property development and not public transport provision.
Irish Rail have released a promotional video about Inchicore Works in Dublin in this, its 175th year.
The wrong decision
Transport Infrastructure Ireland has announced “Stage 1” funding for a greenway from Greystones to Wicklow along the coast (a location shared by the railway line from Greystones to Wicklow).
In an era when other arms of the State are screaming “climate change” and promising sea level rises, why is the State paying for infrastructure that another arm of the State maintains will be under water in the mid term future?
Industrial heritage monuments
I have added a page to the site, which is a WIP, being a list of industrial heritage monuments in Ireland.
I have defined these as memorials, plaques, graves and bridges named after a specific person.
Longer term, each of these will be added to the Gazetteer and linked off the relevant map.
A look back at the Guinness Brewery
DublinLive.ie has a feature looking at the Guinness Brewery in the 1950s, including images of the building that is now the Storehouse.