Plaque unveiling

H/T to John Gibbons for bringing to my attention the following event:

Unveiling of plaque to William Dargan

You are also invited to special event at Portlaoise Railway Station on Fri. Aug 25th at 11.30 am for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Dargan. He was a native of Co Laois, was the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in the 19th century. Among many of his projects he built most* of the country’s railway network. There is also a memorial garden and information panels being unveiled on the same occasion.

*I would have said a significant proportion but not most.

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.

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.