Lartigue Railway, Ballybunion, Kerry

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Where: Kerry, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1890

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Photograph taken between 1880 and 1914 - but not before March 1888 as per Niall McAuley's notes on when this quite unique railway first opened.

Collection: Lawrence Collection

Format: Glass negative

NLI Reference: L_CAB_06359

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jan/2013 16:48:49

    Monorail! (on the OSI 25" map)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Jan/2013 13:56:07 Did you know the Simpson's Monorail episode just hit its 20th anniversary?

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    • 25/Jan/2014 09:10:23

    This monorail used to run between Listowel and Ballybunion, bringing people to the seaside, etc. People had to be equally balanced on both sides. There is a fantastic museum in Listowel which has parts of the monorail to be viewed and you can even get a drive in it. They also have a video showing footage from the early 1900's. Its a fantastic place to visit with very enthusiastic and lovely staff.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2016 15:52:14

    The railway opened in 1888.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2016 22:19:20

    Thanks - description tweaked!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Sep/2020 13:15:11

    This shot of Ballybunion was taken from the church tower seen in the backround: Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Sep/2020 13:15:52

    Lartigue Rail, Ballybunion (or Ballybunnion)