As part of the Dublin Festival of History, the above titled talk will take place in Phibsboro Library on 26th September 2022 from 18:30 – 19:30.
The event is free but pre-booking is required – see here.
Another of the buildings featured in RTE’s 100 Buildings series is worth linking to – Derrinlough Briquette Factory in Co. Offaly.
Opened in 1886 as part of the narrow gauge Schull and Skibbereen Light Railway which ran, unsurprisingly, between Schull and Skibbereen in Co. Cork, the 12 arch viaduct over Roaringwater Bay is in excellent condition with a walkway along the top, where trains ran until 1947.
RTE reports that the BBC will be showing a documentary this autumn about the fall out between Harry Ferguson (inventor of the modern tractor and native of Northern Ireland) and the Ford motor company.
This post has nothing to add about this venture, an excellent synopsis of which was written by the late Brian J Goggin on irishwaterwayshistory.com.
I was reminded of this just now when looking for information on the navigation planned for Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo – the reason for this being background work I am doing in updating the Gazetteer map to include primary rivers and lakes.
This will allow me to move into the second phase of the Gazetteer – including canals/river navigations therein. These will take the same format as the railway gazetteer (a map with links to pages for specific features and a photo gallery). However, I am planning to also create separate webpages for each canal/navigation.
This will, in no way, attempt to usurp what Brian has done (very few people, least of all me, would be fit to walk in Brian’s footsteps) but will showcase these features in a different way.