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Last Friday, the Disney movie Disenchanted, which is on location filming in Ireland at the moment rolled into Dundalk Station for the shooting of a railway station scene. Iarnrod Eireann supplied 4ICR 22015 which was in Connolly Valeting Plant undergoing refurbishment and was scheduled to be finished in time for the shoot on Friday 28th May.

After prepping the train at Connolly the set was transferred to Dundalk on Thursday afternoon for the filming on Friday, which took most of the day to complete with actor Patrick Dempsey plus extras in attendance. Dundalk Station was redressed as the fictional Monroeville Station in New York.

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The June gallery kicks off with:

Saturday 5th June 2021:
Photos from Athenry of the 1025 Galway - Limerick departing the town and later in the day a quick visit to Dunsandle Station on the Loughrea Branch and lastly Banagher on the River Shannon (for the boat fans!).

Click [url]https://bit.ly/2Se7uoi[/url] to view.

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23 minutes ago, thewanderer said:

The June gallery kicks off with:

Saturday 5th June 2021:
Photos from Athenry of the 1025 Galway - Limerick departing the town and later in the day a quick visit to Dunsandle Station on the Loughrea Branch and lastly Banagher on the River Shannon (for the boat fans!).

Click [url]https://bit.ly/2Se7uoi[/url] to view.

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Good to see you yesterday, Neil!

That link doesn't work........

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Latest update:

Tuesday 8th June 2021:
Pictures from various locations between Clonnydonnin and Athlone, the main highlight being the IWT Liner which is shortly to
"be suspended until further notice" due to Dublin Port Company refusing permission for the train to operate into the Common User Container terminal due to congestion issues. It is estimated that the suspension will add 120+ trucks each week to the Dublin - Ballina road. The final liner is scheduled to operate on Thursday 10th June.

Click https://bit.ly/3x8Jkum to view all the images.

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On 6/6/2021 at 9:48 PM, jhb171achill said:

Good to see you yesterday, Neil!

That link doesn't work........

JB: It didn't hyperlink for some reason https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/June-2021/i-55cgM5M

 

 

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As I wasn't able to get out today for the final (in its current form) IWT Liner, I made an effort to get out yesterday for the penultimate IWT Liner from Dublin Port to Ballina and managed to picture it at Cloncoher, Co. Offaly between Geashill and Tullamore. 

Plans to get the last up working from Ballina to Dublin were scuppered by other issues cropping up sadly. 

Click https://bit.ly/3gpUq7g to view all the images.

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The latest update to the June gallery has just been posted.

Wednesday 16th June 2021:
60+ photos of the relaying project on the Nenagh Branch between Nenagh and Cloughjordan and also pictures from near Borris-in-Ossory and Lisduff featuring 079 and 071 on the perway trains.

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Evening folks,

Popped out again today for the relay train on the Nenagh Branch which featured celebrity retroliveried 071 in it's fresh coat of CIE orange and black livery.

Click https://bit.ly/3cPx1Lu to view all the images.

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Evening folks,

The latest update to the June gallery features.

Sunday 20th June 2021:
The pictures from the day start off at Garrykennedy Marina before heading out to Ballygibbon to photo the test train over the Nenagh Branch in advance of passenger services resuming.

Monday 21th June 2021:
After a break of 162 days due to COVID19 travel restrictions and enginnering works on the route, rail services between Limerick - Nenagh - Ballybrophy resumed on Monday 21st June 2021. Photos come from Nenagh Station and Ballinteenoe.

Click https://bit.ly/2UqV5hy to view all the images.

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Evening folks,

The June gallery has been updated with:

Tuesday 22nd June 2021:
A few images of the 1008 Ballybrophy - Limerick at Ballinteenoe.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021:
I had to head to Dublin today so I have a variety of images from:
* Nenagh
* Ballybrophy
* Heuston
* North Wall / IFSC (featuring IWT Liner and LUAS).
* Docklands.
* Broombridge
* Connolly
* Pearse
* Park West

Click https://bit.ly/3qmjAZ8 to view the 40+ images.

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Saturday 26th June 2021:
A ramble into Limerick this morning on the 1008 Ballybrophy - Limerick and returning to Nenagh via the recently introduced Bus Eireann 323 service which operates between Limerick and Nenagh via Ballina (Tipperary) and Portroe.

All the images from the trip have now been posted in the June gallery at https://bit.ly/3dhvkXn

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1 hour ago, thewanderer said:


Saturday 26th June 2021:
A ramble into Limerick this morning on the 1008 Ballybrophy - Limerick and returning to Nenagh via the recently introduced Bus Eireann 323 service which operates between Limerick and Nenagh via Ballina (Tipperary) and Portroe.

All the images from the trip have now been posted in the June gallery at https://bit.ly/3dhvkXn

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Some very interesting pics, especially Banagher which once upon a time was on the rail network. Silverline are IMHO the best boat hire company on the Shannon by a country mile. 5 star service and 5 star spec vessels. Smyth family run a tight ship delivering quality.

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30 minutes ago, Noel said:

Some very interesting pics, especially Banagher which once upon a time was on the rail network. Silverline are IMHO the best boat hire company on the Shannon by a country mile. 5 star service and 5 star spec vessels. Smyth family run a tight ship delivering quality.

Their site is pretty much built on top of Banagher rail yard - you can the alignment taking off from the back of the current business site. Totally agree re Silverline - the father in law,has a boat on the Shannon - we've tied up there many a time.

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On 26/6/2021 at 6:43 PM, Noel said:

Some very interesting pics, especially Banagher which once upon a time was on the rail network. Silverline are IMHO the best boat hire company on the Shannon by a country mile. 5 star service and 5 star spec vessels. Smyth family run a tight ship delivering quality.

Indeed I have admired Silverline for a while but have been a loyal Emerald Star customer until this year, the prices were crazy. Silverline offerings were far more competitive and I got a 12 night deal at a cheaper price than a 7 night offering from Emerald Star! Originally supposed to go last May on the Silver Ocean but had to cancel that due to a family illness (and lockdown did drag on well into May), rebooked for end of August and as the Ocean wasn't available we are now on the Silver Shadow.

However their diesel prices leave a lot be desired! Currently charging 1.65 per litre! ES in Portumna (and I assume Carrick) are only charging 1.40 which is very good.

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12 hours ago, thewanderer said:

Indeed I have admired Silverline for a while but have been a loyal Emerald Star customer until this year, the prices were crazy. Silverline offerings were far more competitive and I got a 12 night deal at a cheaper price than a 7 night offering from Emerald Star! Originally supposed to go last May on the Silver Ocean but had to cancel that due to a family illness (and lockdown did drag on well into May), rebooked for end of August and as the Ocean wasn't available we are now on the Silver Shadow.

However their diesel prices leave a lot be desired! Currently charging 1.65 per litre! ES in Portumna (and I assume Carrick) are only charging 1.40 which is very good.

Morgan and Barbara run a great business with quality boats. ESL now Le Boat seem to rent to party groups like 'stags' and 'hens' who can hack the boats, where as SL just won't, hence their boats are semi-private spec and well looked after by both clients and the operator. Spent some happy years based at Silverstone many years ago. The Shannon Holiday experience has been the great undiscovered treasure by so many Irish, whereas the continentals have enjoyed it for 50 years. Covid seems to have open Irish eyes to what's on our own doorstep without the need to endure airport hell to get to. Just 2hr drive from the east coast, to get to another world, to another time, escape to an amazing experience.

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3 hours ago, Noel said:

 Covid seems to have open Irish eyes to what's on our own doorstep without the need to endure airport hell to get to. Just 2hr drive from the east coast, to get to another world, to another time, escape to an amazing experience.

Would agree totally with you there, it's a different world at a different pace. 

I can only really recall passing one ESL boat which would you call a "party boat" in all my time hiring, often chatted to plenty of families / couples on ESL boats while moored up or passing through locks. But would agree SL is a far better spec especially on their premium boats.

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Afternoon folks,

July is now upon us and the gallery for this month starts off with:

Saturday 3rd July 2021:
A few images from Ardrahan and Clare Abbey outside Ennis of Western Rail Corridor services while on a trip to the Clare coastline.

Click https://bit.ly/3ylQMCJ or the image below to view.

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Evening folks,

Two updates to the website this evening.

The first is some pictures of the Bord na Mona narrow gauge railway at Coolnamona outside Portlaoise. After a gap of several years, rail ops have once again started on the northern part of the system to Coolnamona Bog itself. Click https://bit.ly/3wpCmjG to view.

The second update is in the July gallery showing Thursday evenings 1905 Ballybrophy - Limerick passing Nenagh. Click https://bit.ly/3k1iWz2 to view, 

Both galleries can be accessed from the home page at www.thewandererphotos.com

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1 hour ago, thewanderer said:

Evening folks,

Two updates to the website this evening.

The first is some pictures of the Bord na Mona narrow gauge railway at Coolnamona outside Portlaoise. After a gap of several years, rail ops have once again started on the northern part of the system to Coolnamona Bog itself. Click https://bit.ly/3wpCmjG to view.

The second update is in the July gallery showing Thursday evenings 1905 Ballybrophy - Limerick passing Nenagh. Click https://bit.ly/3k1iWz2 to view, 

Both galleries can be accessed from the home page at www.thewandererphotos.com

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Interesting old BG vans at Cushina. The one closest to the camera looks like a GNR standard pre-1940 goods van, while the other is a CIE "H".

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Evening folks,

The latest update to the July gallery has been posted with photos from a trip from Nenagh to Thurles via Limerick and Cork.

Click https://bit.ly/36AhawT to view.

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35 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

The scenic and aesthetic beauty of Irish railways personified:

A long scaffolding with pipes and bits on it poses gracefully in front of a silver customer-tube on wheels.

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Thanks to Ernie, we know what such a scene should look like…..

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Nice shots of Drogheda JB.

Afternoon folks,

Last weekend I was in Maam Cross at the Connemara Railway project to volunteer for the day. A lot of work was completed in advance of some of the site being used for overspill car parking for the adjacent mart on the Sunday. While I didn't get a chance to take any photos on the Saturday (a first?!), I managed to grab some photos and a video on the Sunday morning.

Click https://bit.ly/3rf8zsW to view.

 

 

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