The RTE website has a short (22 second) clip, showing the dismantling of Parnell Bridge in Cork City in 1968.
The BBC have an article about Mitchell House, which is a special education school in Belfast. The IH connection is that the school was founded on foot of the Mitchell family (involved in whiskey distilling) donating the family home – Marmont House – for use as a school for those with physical disabilities.
St. Judes Anglican Church in Inchicore, Dublin, was built between 1862 and 1864, primarily for the use of railway workers employed at the nearby Inchicore railway works.
The main building was dismantled and relocated to Straffan many decades ago, where it now acts as the Steam Museum, thanks to the actions of Robert Guinness.* I understand that Robert would have taken the spire as well, but local objections led to this being left, with dreams of some sort of taxpayer funded community centre being built around it.
The latter never happened and the spire and adjacent ground is now up for sale. The Spire is a protected structure and therefore, any planning permission granted for development would need to factor this in.
* Declaration of interest – I know Robert Guinness personally.
Located on the Dublin – Sligo railway line between Multyfarnham and Edgeworthstown, Inny Junction was a passenger transfer point only – i.e. you couldn’t buy a ticket to Inny Junction – to allow for transfer to the Cavan branch of the MGWR. Opened in 1856, it closed in 1931, when the transfer point moved to Mullingar.
Below is the Googlemaps aerial view for the junction:
The junction point can be seen below mid centre in the image. However, what is interesting is the double line of trees just above this, now with a roadway immediately to the north. Such a feature is usually a dead give away of a former railway – however, clearly this is not the route of the railway.
Looking at the 25″ ordnance survey map online (not possible to embed), I note that the field boundaries are marked separately for the areas occupied by this feature, which would suggest a formal separation of this land area and not an accidental development.
Was the track at Inny Junction re-routed and if so, why?
RTE have an article on their site about Carlisle Bridge in Dublin – predecessor to O’Connell Bridge.
RTE have archive footage about the lighthouse on The Bull off the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork, which was taken in 1979. One of the ‘mod cons’ noted as available to the lighthousekeepers was a TV. I wonder did they have a TV licence?
RTE’s 100 Buildings series has an article about the Carroll’s tobacco factory in Dundalk.
One of these articles looks at the building of electricity substations as part of the electrification of Ireland that followed the commissioning of the Ardnacrusha power station.
An interesting fact therein is that the ESB in house designer who produced the early ESB logo, which was a wave and thunderbolt design that can still be seen on some structures around the country, also worked as a freelancer and in this capacity, designed the flying snail logo for the Dublin United Tramway Company (which was retained by CIE upon its creation in 1945).
DublinLive.ie has a feature looking at the Guinness Brewery in the 1950s, including images of the building that is now the Storehouse.