RTE have an interesting video clip about a 1977 robbery of mail vans in Sligo whilst leaving Sligo train station. One of the vans was crashed into a mine adit in Arigna and the contents searched for valuables outside the mine.
In advance of starting to roll out a full map of the Royal Canal with inset maps at a larger scale, I have slightly refreshed the map that was on the site, which will act as the front page to the Royal Canal section of the site.
I was in Waterford in July and took photographs of the station there, which I have now added to the site. This is the updated photo gallery page for Waterford Station.
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.