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


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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

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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

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13 September-Commodore John Barry

John Barry was born in Tacumshane County Wexford on March 25th 1745. His family were forced to leave Wexford and they settled in America. Often referred to as the ‘Father of the American Navy’ Barry was given his first Captain’s commission in 1776. He was appointed the first Commodore of the US Navy by President George Washington. John Barry died at Strawberry Hill, Philadelphia in the year 1803 On This Day

Commodore John Barry photo

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Commodore John Barry photo

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