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Irish Rail operate the main passenger and freight railway lines in Ireland. Their network extends to approximately 1900 km. However there is another rail network in Ireland whose network length probably exceeds this total length. This is the narrow gauge railway used to … Continue reading
The Curragh plains are in the East of Ireland, in County Kildare. It is a lovely area of flat open grass land, (approx. 20 square km), most of which is common land. As the land is open grazing, visitors driving … Continue reading
The motorway sculpture called ‘The Hitchhiker’ has been stolen from the M7 motorway near Monasterevin in County Kildare. It was a 3.5 meter high piece of bronze and weighted 1000kg. See the newspaper article here.
It is thought that the theft was motivated by the current high price of metal rather than any desire for the sculpture itself. Interestingly in the newspaper article the original artist estimates the scrap value would be €30,000. But I think this might be an over estimation. Continue reading
The Helpful Engineer visited the new official motorway service station/ rest area on the M4 this week. It opened at Enfield, Co. Kildare, (50km West of Dublin), at the beginning of this month. It is the final one of three which have opened during the last four weeks, at a total cost of €70 million, (for all three). The other two sites are on the M1 motorway. These service station areas are badly needed as at present there is approximately 1000km of high standard motorway in the Republic of Ireland but only three official service/ rest Continue reading