The Irish Examiner reports that the main telegraph machine from the Lusitania has been recovered from the seabed and is due to be installed “in a local museum”.
The Guardian has reported that the former Royal Mail railway under London is due to carry its first paying passengers in September this year.
Looks like I will be taking a trip to London so.
The BBC has reported that the Greenore to Greencastle ferry is up and running, which should put paid to any plans for a bridge across Carlingford Lough in the short to medium term (although BREXIT would probably achieve the same effect).
industrialheritageireland.info wishes the operators of this ferry every success with their venture.
An Post have issued four new stamp designs, featuring Dundalk, Cork, Heuston and Bagenalstown Stations (see Journal.ie for details). There is an error in the Journal’s article in that the station at Dundalk featured on the stamp did not open until 1893 – the 1849 date is for the earlier D&BJR station which was to the south of the present station.
The Lisburn Star reports that work is underway on a new footbridge and lock on the River Lagan, which, according to the paper “is part of a larger programme of work to open up the Lagan Navigation, linking in with other reinvigorated waterway systems throughout Ireland and opening up the waterway, which first opened in 1763, to Lisburn and eventually Lough Neagh.”
I wonder how they plan to deal with the motorway? Mind you, as Jeffrey Donaldson is a patron of the Lagan Navigation Trust, perhaps this is where part of the DUP’s £1bn is going.
The BBC have an interesting article about the former Clifton Rocks Railway – a funicular railway contained with the cliff of Bristol’s Avon Gorge.
The Irish Independent reports that Carrickabrick Viaduct (referred to by them as ‘Fermoy Viaduct’) is to be included in a Europe wide greenway, running from Romania to Ireland.
The Irish Independent have reported that a former windmill, converted to a house, in Co. Meath sold recently for €165,000.
Short notice, but the Tarbert Lighthouse will be open to the public on Sunday 23 July 2017 between 11:00 and 13:00 as part of the Tarbert Summer Festival.
I was on an organised IH trip of Romania last year and one of the locations visited was Roșia Montană, a site of historic mining remains. The village was a former shadow of itself as a Canadian mining firm had commenced the process of buying out the villagers to establish a modern mine in the area.
Thus far, they have not succeeded in doing so and the Guardian reports that the Romanian authorities have slapped a $8.6m tax bill on the company after the latter lodged a compensation claim over the failure to be allowed commence mining.