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History

Mail van robbery 1977

RTE have an interesting video clip about a 1977 robbery of mail vans in Sligo whilst leaving Sligo train station. One of the vans was crashed into a mine adit in Arigna and the contents searched for valuables outside the mine.

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Site Updates

Royal Canal

In advance of starting to roll out a full map of the Royal Canal with inset maps at a larger scale, I have slightly refreshed the map that was on the site, which will act as the front page to the Royal Canal section of the site.

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Site Updates

Waterford Station

I was in Waterford in July and took photographs of the station there, which I have now added to the site. This is the updated photo gallery page for Waterford Station.

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Events

The Dublin Transport Industry – the 11/90 Branch of National Vehicle Builders Union

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, the above titled talk will take place in Phibsboro Library on 26th September 2022 from 18:30 – 19:30.

The event is free but pre-booking is required – see here.

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History IH News 2022

Dublin Port Archive

The Irish Independent reports on the launch of the Dublin Port online archive, an initiative by the Dublin Port Company to digitise and make available online the company’s archival collection of photographs, maps, etc.

The collection can be accessed at https://www.dublinportarchive.com/

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Site Updates

Gazetteer Update

I have added a photo and photo gallery for each of the following Cork Stations:

Ballymartle

Bandon

Bandon West Cork

Blarney (Cork & Muskerry)

Castlebernard

Crookstown Road

Donoughmore

Farrangalway

Firmount

Fox’s Bridge

Kilcrea

Kinsale

Knockane

Saint Annes

Tower Bridge

Upton

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Site Updates

Gazetteer update

I have added a photo and photo gallery to the following Cork station pages:

Ballinascarthy

Ballineen

Clonakilty Junction

Courtmacsharry

Desert

Enniskeen

Skeaf

Timoleague

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History

RTE 100 Buildings – Derrinlough Briquette Factory

Another of the buildings featured in RTE’s 100 Buildings series is worth linking to – Derrinlough Briquette Factory in Co. Offaly.

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Site Updates

Gazetteer update

I have added a photo and photo gallery page for the following Cork stations:

Aughaville

Baltimore

Bantry

Bantry Hilltop

Church Cross

Drimoleague Junction

Dunmanway

Durrus Road

Hollyhill

Kilcoe

Knockbue

Madore

Newcourt

Skibbereen

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Locations

Ballydehob Viaduct

Opened in 1886 as part of the narrow gauge Schull and Skibbereen Light Railway which ran, unsurprisingly, between Schull and Skibbereen in Co. Cork, the 12 arch viaduct over Roaringwater Bay is in excellent condition with a walkway along the top, where trains ran until 1947.

Roaringwater Bay Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland
Roaringwater Bay Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland. Copyright Ewan Duffy 2022