28 Septmber-Luas

The Dublin Light Rail System is known as the Luas. There are two main lines the Green Line and the Red Line. Both lines have been extended since they were first opened. It is reported that the lines carried over 30 million passengers in 2013. The Red Line from Tallaght to Dublin city centre opened in the year 2004 On This Day

Luas photo


Photo by Sean MacEntee

17 September-Brian Mulroney

Brian Mulroney while Prime Minister of Canada visited Leighlinbridge Co Carlow in July 1991. His ancestor Pierce Mulroney had left Carlow for Canada in the mid 1800’s. Brian Mulroney served as Prime Minister of Canada for nine years (1984 – 1993). He was sworn in as the 18th Prime Minister of Canada in the year 1984 On This Day

Brian Mulroney photo

Photo by Miller_Center

15 September-Kilkenny County Library

From 1910 a public library service was available in Kilkenny City. In order to avail of funds from the Carnegie Trust to establish a public library service for County Kilkenny a committee of local representatives and officials was established. This committee held its inaugural meeting in the Carnegie Library, John’s Quay in the year 1923 On This Day

Carnegie Library Kilkenny  photo

Photo by yellow book

14 September-Duke of Wellington

Eirndale, a house near Carlow on the Kilkenny road was once the home of the Duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley the 1st duke of Wellington was born in Dublin in 1769. With Gerhard Von Blucher he led the Seventh Coalition of Nations to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Duke of Wellington died in the year 1852 On This Day

Erindale House photo

Photo by Dave Hamster