Irish Narrow Gauge Album


Revel in the joys of visits to the Irish narrow gauge lines spanning the fifty year period from circa 1910 to around 1960 and mostly to the remoter parts of the country.

Vist such remote outposts as Kilkee and Kilkenny on the West Clare Railway, Castlegregory and Dingle on the Tralee & Dingle, Schull and Skibbereen, Coachford and Donoughmore on the Cork & Muskerry, and Crosshaven on the Cork, Blackrock & Passage in the Republic of Ireland, along with the Listowel & Ballybunion and Guinness Brewery systems. And in Northern Ireland, to Candona and Burtonport (Londonderry & Lough Swilly), Glenties, Killybegs and Ballyshannon (County Donegal), Arigna, Dromod and Belturbet (Cavan & Leitrim) and Maguiresbridge and Tynan (Clogher Valley), as well as the Giant’s Causeway Tram. Some of the photographs have appeared, but many have not, including a good number from Alfred W. Croughton who was very active before World War 11. Therre must be at least 600 B&W photos here - a feast of delights!

Each pictorial chapter is accompanied by an historic essay from a well-known railway historian, in a style that harks back to the original narrow gauge albums compiled by Pat Whitehouse and others in the 1950s and ’60s.

This is an Ireland and a way of life for many people that did once exist, fantastical though that may now seem. 224 pages crammed with mainly B&W photos. Harbound.