There is currently a former railway level crossing cottage for sale in Donegal, in need of restoration.
According to RTE, that is. Apparently breweries/distilleries undertaking guided tours have not been permitted to sell alcohol to visitors, unless they had a full pub licence.
Legislation wending its way through the Oireachtas will allow such establishments to sell alcohol to visitors, provided that they have undertaken a tour of the facility beforehand.
It is not just Irish Rail that has a problem with bridge strikes. “The Cut” in Banbridge has been hit by another lorry, the fourth in the space of a year, according to the BBC.
Whilst I accept that the intelligence levels necessary to drive a truck are not going to be MENSA level, there is a level of stupidity that should get you put off the road and not knowing the height of your vehicle comes under that heading.
The Irish Examiner reports that the main telegraph machine from the Lusitania has been recovered from the seabed and is due to be installed “in a local museum”.
The BBC has reported that the Greenore to Greencastle ferry is up and running, which should put paid to any plans for a bridge across Carlingford Lough in the short to medium term (although BREXIT would probably achieve the same effect).
industrialheritageireland.info wishes the operators of this ferry every success with their venture.
An Post have issued four new stamp designs, featuring Dundalk, Cork, Heuston and Bagenalstown Stations (see Journal.ie for details). There is an error in the Journal’s article in that the station at Dundalk featured on the stamp did not open until 1893 – the 1849 date is for the earlier D&BJR station which was to the south of the present station.
The Lisburn Star reports that work is underway on a new footbridge and lock on the River Lagan, which, according to the paper “is part of a larger programme of work to open up the Lagan Navigation, linking in with other reinvigorated waterway systems throughout Ireland and opening up the waterway, which first opened in 1763, to Lisburn and eventually Lough Neagh.”
I wonder how they plan to deal with the motorway? Mind you, as Jeffrey Donaldson is a patron of the Lagan Navigation Trust, perhaps this is where part of the DUP’s £1bn is going.
The Irish Independent reports that Carrickabrick Viaduct (referred to by them as ‘Fermoy Viaduct’) is to be included in a Europe wide greenway, running from Romania to Ireland.
The Irish Independent have reported that a former windmill, converted to a house, in Co. Meath sold recently for €165,000.
For the first time today, I saw the LUAS signals on the under construction cross city line switched on.