Christy Mahon on the phone

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Where: Meath, Ireland

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When: 25 November 1960

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Our regular roving railway reporter Flying Snail asked for some help, and I was happy to oblige. He's nearing the end of his college work (a photographic project on the former railways in Co. Meath) and asked to see photos of Christy Mahon, the former signalman at Kilmessan Station.

Date: Friday, 25 November 1960

NLI Ref.: ODEA 22/95


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 29/Mar/2013 13:50:31

    Great !!!

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    • 29/Mar/2013 14:12:56

    Yes !

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    • 29/Mar/2013 15:44:17

    My wife and I stayed at the Station Hotel, Kilmessan back in 2005.

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    • 29/Mar/2013 17:35:48

    My sister had her wedding do there.

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    • 29/Mar/2013 20:00:12[email protected] It's a lovely spot. I used to do wedding photography and I loved the grounds. The signal cabin is the bridal suite.

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    • 30/Mar/2013 11:20:02

    "The HoneyMoon Suite @ Station Hse. Hotel."-

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    • 30/Mar/2013 11:27:12

    ... and the old Signal Box is on flickr, of course![email protected]/8470618425/

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    • 30/Mar/2013 15:10:41

    Signal box at Kilmessan Junction Station, OSI map,688277,757987,7,9 Now the Station House Hotel, Google Maps

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    • 31/Mar/2013 12:18:20

    The hotel is a great place to visit. If you can go midweek it is relatively inexpensive. The grounds are lovely with a lot of the railway buildings converted into rooms and funtion areas. The signal box is converted into the honeymoon suite.

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    • 01/Apr/2013 14:07:28

    The name Christy Mahon has great meaning here on the Aran islands after the main character in Syng's play ,The playboy of the western world. I'm sure this Christy got many "playboy" comments over the years. Lovely photos.

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    • 02/Apr/2013 16:19:47 Regarding the conversion of the Signal Box into a Honeymoon Suite, I am pleasantly surprised at the lack of smut and innuendo from the usual suspects.

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    • 02/Apr/2013 16:25:54 You were surprised, Old Pete. I was amazed! :)