The Irish Independent reports on the opening of a hotel in the former Harland and Wolff offices in Belfast.
The Irish Independent has an article about the former Great Southern Railway Hotel in Killarney, which is reverting to its original Great Southern name.
The Cork, sorry, Irish Examiner has a hyperbolic article calling for the Iniscarra Dam to be named after Rena Buckley, who is apparently somebody in ladies GAA.
The BBC has an article about the iconic Iron bridge in Coalbrookedale.
The above titled talk will be given by
Sebastian Graham on Monday 25th September at 18:30 at the Old Courthouse, Main Street, Moneymore.
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The Irish Examiner has an article about the lighthouse on Capel Island in Co. Cork that was never finished.
Given that the original canal was dead on arrival, you’d have thought it wouldn’t be that difficult to kill off the proposed “restoration” of the Ulster Canal, however, in the world of State funding, zombies thrive.
Having said that, the RoI Government do appear to be engaging in a clever switch and bait operation by supporting the development of a greenway along the towpath of the Ulster Canal, thereby delivering most of the benefits that were identified as coming from a “restoration” of the canal at a fraction of the cost.
That different sections can be developed without linking up initially is another advantage of a greenway over a canal, the latter having to be continuous in nature and thereby built in a pre determined order.
Northern Sound report that development of a second phase of greenway along the canal towpath was kicked off today.
On Friday 22 September at 7p.m. Newcastle West Library will host the launching of “Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years”: a personal chronicle by Liam O’Mahony of the railway operations and the personnel who worked for CIÉ in West Limerick/North Kerry from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.
H/T to John Gibbons for bringing this talk, organised by the Old Dublin Society, to my attention.
It is on at 18:00 in the Dublin City Library on Pearse Street on 13th September 2017.