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The Sinking of Mail Boat RMS LEINSTER

The sinking of the Mail Boat RMS Leinster in Dublin Bay on October 10, 1918 in a German U-Boat attack saw the loss of 550 lives and is the subject…

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Through Streets Broad and Narrow: Dublin Tramways

It has been more than 75 years since there has been a continuous tramline crossing between the north and south of Dublin. However, in June this year, the new cross-city…

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Spitfire Paddy: The Ace with the Shamrock

Dublin born Brendan Finucane, or ‘Spitfire Paddy’ as he came to be known, was a young man whose dream of piloting a plane led him into the Second World War….

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IRISH INVENTOR HONOURED BY CENTRAL BANK

The Central Bank of Ireland recently honoured an Irish born Inventor – John Philip Holland – with the issue of a €15 silver proof coin. Liscannor, Co. Clare is well…

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THE SINKING OF RMS ‘TAYLEUR’ 160TH ANNIVERSARY

On the 21st of January 1854 a major Maritime tragedy occurred in Irish waters. The RMS ‘Tayleur’ ran aground off Lambay Island, Dublin, and sank with the loss of over…

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Motor Transport In Ireland On The Eve Of War

One hundred years ago, on the outbreak of World War One in August 1914, motorised transport in Ireland was very much at an early stage of development. The economy was…

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Historic Irish Aviation

Portmarnock Strand – In 1930 and 1932 Portmarnock Strand played a unique role in world aviation history. 1930 It was from the Velvet Strand at Portmarnock, Co. Dublin that the…

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150th Anniversary Year of London Underground

In the 150th anniversary year of London Underground, its Managing Director, Mike Brown, MVO FCILT, was the speaker at this year’s Annual CILT Sir Robert Reid Rail Lecture, held in…

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