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www.irishwaterwayshistory.com

Back in October last year, I posted to note the passing of Brian J Goggin, amongst other things, the creator of the excellent website www.irishwaterwayshistory.com.

Today, a new post appeared on same, posted by his family, noting that the site has been archived by the National Library of Ireland and can be accessed here.

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End of the line for peat

The writing has been on the wall for some time for peat extraction in Ireland and Bord na Mona has now confirmed that peat harvesting has ceased. This also brings to an end the operation of the extensive narrow gauge railway network that BNM operated across the Midlands which included many level crossings and bridges.

The days of trains through Kylemore Lock in Galway are also over.

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Pot Still to move to Cork

The Times (paywall) reports that Jameson have received permission from Dublin City Council (conditional on Cork County Council consenting) to move an historic pot still from their distillery site in Dublin to that in Cork.

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The shit train

TalkRadio have a segment about a niche idea for a train powered by shit. (technically it is the methane from the shit but why miss the opportunity for a headline!).

I could see the usefulness of such small trains for lightly used services out of Limerick – the question would have to be does Limerick generate enough shit to keep a railway network running?