Archive for September, 2009

Gallaher’s tobacco factory in Ballymena damaged by fire

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The BBC has reported that fire has gutted part of the Gallaher tobacco factory in Ballymena that was in use as a store. Unfortunately, the damaged part appears to be the historic part and not the modern part.

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour CEO issues weasel worded “justification” of his company’s actions

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

The Irish Times (26th September 2009) published what can only be described as a weasel worded response from the CEO of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company in connection with his company's demolition of what was the only remaining railway pier in the country.

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Article on the Guinness Family

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The Guinness 250 celebration continue to be picked up by the press with an article in the Evening Herald about the modern day Guinness family.

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Tara Mines

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Google threw up two links to a blog where the blog owner recorded a visit he had to Tara Mines (with photos):

Post 1
Post 2

Both are interesting and worth reading.

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Water buoys repaint job gone wrong

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The BBC has reported on a repaint job by Belfast City Council which really shows how such organisations should never be given responsibility for anything where heritage and historical significance count.

The buoys (which are more than 50 years old) form a memorial beside St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, having been given to Belfast by the Commissioners of Irish Lights (the body responsible for maintenance of lighthouses around the coast of Ireland). The idea was that they should be painted in the colours of the pre 1979 Lateral System Buoyage.

Belfast City Council had other ideas, however.

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Police called in over Nomadic row

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The BBC has reported that the police were erroneously called in a row over the tender of the Titanic - the Nomadic. It appears that there are two organisations involved - The Nomadic Preservation Society and the Nomadic Trust. The latter is the body asked by the NI Government to restore the Nomadic, the former a body which has purchased historic artefacts relating to the boat - which it went on to recover - earning itself a visit from the police in the process.

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New book review

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I have added another book review - Ireland in the Age of the Trolley Bus - Belfast 1938 to 1968 to the site.

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New BNM website

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Bord Na Mona, the Irish Turf Development Board, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and have launched a website http://heartland.ie/ to commemorate this.

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Hatch bridge damaged

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The road bridge over the Grand Canal at Hazelhatch was clipped by a road vehicle sometime last night, demolishing part of the south west wing wall. The bridge is on the R405 Celbridge to Newcastle Road and is only one car width wide.

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Canal Saint-Martin, Paris

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

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