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.
We are all aware of the saying that such and such a person is rotating in their grave.
Whilst I am not sure what reason he would have to do so (although maybe the decline of the Irish railway network, notwithstanding the negative environmental impact of road traffic, would do it), the National Gallery in Dublin have undertaken a proxy for this and rotated his statue outside their building on Merrion Square by 90 degrees, such that it now faces Leinster Lawn.
The BBC reports that the Gobbins Path in Antrim has reopened after storm damage repair. The path was originally built by the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway as a means of attracting tourists to the area, who would travel there by train.
The Irish Independent has a report on the new hotel to be opened in the old Harland and Wolff offices in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.