Owencarrow viaduct disaster by John Hannigan,
On the night of January 25th , 1925 the L& L.S. railway suffered the worst accident in its 100 years existence. A gale blew a train off the Owencarrow Viaduct killing four passengers and injuring eight.
On the footplate of the ill-fated train was fireman John Hannigan,
Neil Boyle from Burtonport was […]
Eagles of Eragail, poem.
I was part of the writers retreat group that you took to Mt. Eragail, organised by Sean and Columbia Hillen. As an assignment we had to write a creative piece about our experience while walking and listening to Seamus. I thought you might like to see Eragail through an Aussie’s eyes based […]
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Owencarrow Viaduct disaster,
The building of the Owencarrow Viaduct, 1903 The building of the Burtonport extension was a great engineering challenge with little machinery or electric power, It was 100% manpower and horse power … No jack hammers, air compressors or jcb’s. Dynamite was used to blast the huge cuttings…. Another of their problems was to […]