National Trust car parking charges

I covered this issue previously in relation to another NT site where I was charged what I considered to be an exhorbitant charge to park at an out of town site with no other realistic means of getting there. The NT are now in the firing line in relation to recently initiated charges at the Levant Mine site in Cornwall.

Whislt I understand that heritage venues need to cover their costs, where there is no other realistic means of getting to a venue, to charge people to park there is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Mineral-Railway and Transport Heritage serving the Granite Quarries of the Mournes, Wicklow and Cornwall.

John Hussey will be giving a talk with the above title at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ on 10th March 2017 @ 13:00.

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/monuments-and-buildings-record-lecture-series

Luggala Estate for sale

Of tangential interest to IH, given its original funding source, the Daily Telegraph reports on the historic Luggala Estate in Co. Wicklow being put up for sale by its owner Garech Browne – one of the many heirs to the Guinness fortune. If you have €28m to spare….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/guinness-family-puts-grand-gothic-estate-michael-jackson-stayed/

Book Launch – Mountains of Iron: a history of the iron mining in mid-Antrim

Kevin O’Hagan will be launching his book “Mountains of Iron: a history of the iron mining in mid-Antrim” in Cargan, Co. Antrim on 16th February 2017.

There will be a small exhibition of local ores and artifacts.

http://shanway.com/product/the-mountains-of-iron/

Barrow Way NIMBYs still objecting

The Irish Independent has reported on the ongoing NIMBYism in relation to Waterways Ireland’s sensible plan to lay a walkway along the Barrow Way to increase the numbers of people who can use the route.

industrialheritageireland.info not only welcomes this plan but would like to see a change in planning law that required the long term creation of walkways on both sides of all significant waterways (natural and man-made) and also all former railway and canal alignments.