It's National Heritage Week in Ireland, and railway heritage is all around you as you commute. Siobhan Osgood is studying the architecture of Dundalk and other Great Northern Railway stations, and brings us around the tour to discover Dundalk's hidden heritage.
Presenting Charles Friel with Honorary Membership and Driver Noel Playfair
The Annual General Meeting of the Dundalk Railway Heritage Society will be held in the County Museum, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk from 14:30 to 16:30.
This will be followed by a talk by Seamus Murphy on GNR(I) Dundalk built buses.
Tea and coffee available afterwards.
DRHS present a lecture on The Ambulance Trains in Ireland during the First World War by Mr.Charles Friel at 3.00pm on Saturday December 1st at The County Museum, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk.
Charles Friel brings us the hidden stories of two Ambulance Trains which operated in Ireland during the Great War of 1914 to 1918 transporting casualties to hospitals. One train provided by GNR(I)was based in Belfast while the other based in Dublin came from the Great Southern and Western Railway. Both trains were converted from existing carriages and vans either at Dundalk or Inchicore.
The fully illustrated talk will use many Dundalk Works drawings as well as maps, diagrams and photos to tell the story of “The Hospital Train”. The research is still ongoing and the talk will include some very recent discoveries. Voluntary contributions at door. Tea/coffee available afterwards.
Photograph by kind permission of the Kavanagh Family
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the closure of the Ardee Road Works Dundalk Railway Heritage Society presents an Exhibition of Photos, Artifacts and Memorabilia from the GNR[I] railway in Dundalk From Wednesday 7th Nov. to 20th Nov. 2018 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. each day Monday to Friday only in the Louth County Archives, Old Gaol, Ardee Road, Dundalk. Admission FREE
Some photos of Siobhan Osgood and committee members at lecture in Louth County Museum 24th May 2018.
Thursday 24th May 2018, County Museum, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk at 7.00 pm
Photographs courtesy of Charles P Friel