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Greenore Architectural Print Exhibition

Greenore, Co. Louth, is something of an architectural anomaly in Ireland. If you have never visited the town, I’d suggest you do. Not only because it is the only discrete railway town in Ireland,* but because the architecture is straight out of northern England.

The reason for this is that the town was built as a company town by the Dundalk Newry & Greenore Railway (DN&GR) which was financed by the London & North Western Railway.

In recognition of this architectural heritage, there is currently an exhibition in the town which celebrates this.

The exhibition is in the Assembly Rooms on the first floor of the former Greenore Co-operative Society Building on Euston Street, Greenore and runs until 20th August 2023.

* Whilst there are concentrations of railway company provided housing in Ireland, including at Rosslare, Co. Wexford (co-incidentally, previously known as Greenore) and Inchicore in Dublin, both areas have expanded beyond the original development and can no longer be architecturally identified as a discrete development.

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The County Donegal Remembered – A forgotten Irish Railway

The above titled talk will take place in the Tara Hotel in Killybegs on 15th August 2023 at 19:00.

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Lough Swilly Remembered A forgotten Irish Railway

The above titled event will be held in St. Columbas community centre, Burtonport on 28th July 2023 at 19:00. There is an entrance charge of €5.

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Ardnacrusha Tours

The ESB are running tours of Ardnacrusha power station outside Limerick from 3rd July to 8th September 2023.

Prebooking is required.

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Heritage Week 2023

I have reviewed the listing of Heritage Week events for 2023 and the list of IH related events can be found here.

Some counties have no events of any nature on the Heritage Week site – I may do an update to the list at the start of August to see if any late events of interest are added.

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Mid and East Antrim Industrial Heritage

Per the Newsletter, there is a week of IH events coming up from 4th – 10th June in Mid and East Antrim.

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West Cork Railway book

In 2022, a book was published – “West Cork Railways – Birth Beauty and Betrayal”, written by Chris Larkin. Out of print, a revised 2nd edition is due to be launched on 28th May in the Oriel House in Ballinhassig.

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The History of a Port City: Transport, Trade and an Archive

The above titled lecture, given by Lar Joye (Heritage Officer for Dublin Port Company) will be held on 29th March 2023 in the Milestone Gallery at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin at 19:30.

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Johnson & Perrott

The Irish Examiner and Echolive.ie (the former has a soft paywall) have both reported on the discovery of archives of the Cork firm Johnson & Perrott, nowadays a car dealership but which started life in carriage manufacturing.

The archives have been donated to the Cork City Archives and there is apparently an exhibition about the company in the Cork Public Musuem, but I can find no reference to this on the latter’s website.

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The Goodbodys: Millers and Manufacturers

The Ormond Historical Society will be holding the above titled talk, given by Reggie Goodbody at 20:00 on March 6th 2023 in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh.

All are welcome.