Station, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon.

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Where: Leitrim, Ireland

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When: 04 November 1962

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Today we have an O'Dea shot of the Railway Station in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co. Roscommon.

Though we already had a lot of information on this shot, the community as usual were able to give extra context and "life" to the shot in the commentary below. As is noted in the comments, this is one of very few we have of Leitrim's County Town - and even then, strictly the station that serves Carrick is across the border in Roscommon...


Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: 4 November 1964

NLI Ref.: ODEA 40/78

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:30:47

    Streetview-ish. Wiki article 25" OSI Map

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:36:27

    THe station dates from c. 1860 according to the NIAH. The DIA says that it opened in 1862, and was designed by George Wilkinson.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:44:19

    The NIAH also has the Footbridge, Water tower, Waiting Room and Signal Box, all of which date from c. 1860. Though looking at streetview, the water tower seems to be gone now - probably when they added the ramp.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:55:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail] took a picture from the same spot... no water tower and a train --of all things --in the way

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    O Mac

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:57:01

    Water tower was still there in 1988 www.flickr.com/photos/35033278@N00/2839249013/in/photolis...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Sep/2015 07:58:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03 THe NIAH survey for Roscommon was 2003, so I presume sometime between then and 2009 (earliest Streetview).

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:11:50

    The footbridge is not on the 25" map?

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    O Mac

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:18:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/129555378@N07 It must have been removed when the platform was lengthened in 2005 Pity.

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    guliolopez

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:27:48

    The title here confused me at first - because I always though that Carrick-on-Shannon was the county town of Leitrim (not Roscommon). But then I read the Wikipedia article on the station - which says that though the station serves Carrick, strictly it's over the border in Roscommon :)

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    derangedlemur

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:36:53

    Did we have this station (though not this shot) before? I seem to remember commenting on it already.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:48:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02 I don't think so as this is the only digitized photo and the only O'Dea photo of Carrick-on-Shannon in the whole NLI catologue. There isn't even a Lawrence of the town itself ----that I can find. So this picture would be unique in that regard.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Sep/2015 08:50:11

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] Are you thinking of Dromod: www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8470600068/ There's a photo in the comments that looks similar to this station.

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    derangedlemur

    • 10/Sep/2015 12:14:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/129555378@N07 I am indeed.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 10/Sep/2015 12:19:22

    Detail of the ironwork on the footbridge - seem to be a wonderful mixture of utilitarian and fanciful - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger-jengibre/7093313951/

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Sep/2015 21:53:29

    As https://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03 points out, this is one of few digitised images in the catalogue relating to Leitrim's County Town. We realised this fact recently when trying to source some images for Carrick-on-Shannon as part of a planned "County Towns" gallery for this project. Personally I like this shot because of the desire want to follow the mechanical linkages (between the leftmost track and platform) which leave the signal box and head-off to who knows what switch where.... Thanks again to all for breathing extra and new life into this O'Dea shot. The map location and tags are duly updated.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 11/Sep/2015 02:34:54

    Neat little description of the area, books.google.ca/books?id=RX4wAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA157&im.... A collision near the station in 1889.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:00:10

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] and others who get excited and trainspotty about levers and switches, check out image No.6 on this chatty site about Irish railway stations A-Y - eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Railway%20Stations%20C/Carri... .

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    Eiretrains

    • 16/Sep/2015 12:16:29

    The water tower seemingly migrated to the West Clare Railway (when the platform needed extending at Carrick), I think it's in a dismantled state down at Moyasta. Incidentally Carrick-on-Shannon was a very awkward station to work, the Dublin end was very hemmed in by the embankment with its resulting short platforms (in O'Dea's photo you can see the new extended section, somewhat elongated). Note also, the unusual double-slip points for accessing the goods shed, generally such a layout was avoided!