60 Years – S.L.&N.C.R. and Dromahair Station – by Margaret Connolly
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60 Years – S.L.&N.C.R. and Dromahair Station – by Margaret Connolly

On September 30th 2017, sixty years later, but right on time, a ghostly whistle blew, announcing the anniversary of the moment the last train departed from Dromahair Station. The audience stilled. Then Margaret Connolly introduced her wonderful talk at The Clubhouse, right beside Dromahair Railway Station to listeners who included many who had travelled on the … Continue reading

Hydro Power on the River Bonet
20th Century / Irish Heritage / The Abbey Loop / Timeline

Hydro Power on the River Bonet

In full winter flow, the River Bonet below Creevelea Abbey reveals its formidable power as it descends towards Lough Gill, with it’s white water rapids over the underlying limestone providing exciting sport for kayak clubs. As the water level drops, the remains of a hydro electric turbine can be seen . Irish Water power, 7th … Continue reading