Dublin City Library – Exhibition on Jacob’s biscuit factory

The Dublin City Library on Pearse Street, Dublin, is hosting an exhibition using material from the Jacob’s factory archives, now in possession of the library. The exhibition runs from 8th September to 28th October 2017.

There is also a talk about Jacobs on 5th October 2017 at 1pm in the library.

Friends of Waterville Cable Station

I am currently at the Heritage week talk in Waterville, Co. Kerry about the cable station in Waterville given by Dorothy and Amy Rudd.

I have generally been disappointed by HW talks this year but this mother and daughter combination gave an excellent presentation.

There is a Facebook page setup for updates on the ongoing research into this aspect of Ireland’s industrial heritage.

Plaque unveiling

H/T to John Gibbons for bringing to my attention the following event:

Unveiling of plaque to William Dargan

You are also invited to special event at Portlaoise Railway Station on Fri. Aug 25th at 11.30 am for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Dargan. He was a native of Co Laois, was the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in the 19th century. Among many of his projects he built most* of the country’s railway network. There is also a memorial garden and information panels being unveiled on the same occasion.

*I would have said a significant proportion but not most.