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THE IRISH RAILWAY RECORD SOCIETY
Dublin Digital Event
19:30, Thu 29 April 2021


Bantry Branch (Drimoleague to Bantry Pier)”
presented by Oliver Doyle.


(Digital sign-in from 19:00)

Bantry Branch (Drimoleague to Bantry Pier)” by Oliver Doyle.
On the 60th Anniversary of the closure, Oliver will recount early efforts to have a railway to Bantry. The initial station was high above the town and was not long open before an extension was proposed including a pier for a steamer service to Glengarriff & Castletownbeare. Cattle fairs were a  big source of revenue, particularly those in Autumn. Many interesting excursions are recounted, a Sunday Bandon to Glengarriff outing with 500+ passengers changing at Bantry Pier. Two through excursions to Limerick to view the new Ardnacrusha Power Station the first of which ran through Aughaville Staton gates killing the gatekeeper. Two other fatalities on the line are recounted. The paper concludes with the demise of the West Cork system on 31 March 1961.

This event will be presented online through Zoom.
 
JOINING THE MEETING
 
To join the meeting, use one of the two following options:
 
a) PREFERRED
click on the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85803985097?pwd=NEJac3ptMDcrWXZKc1U5aVh3dVRhQT09

We can accommodate up to 500 participants for this event. 
The event will not be available for subsequent viewing.

b) ALTERNATIVE
open the Zoom App already installed on your device and enter the following :

Meeting ID: 858 0398 5097
Passcode: 085628

A short video on how to use Zoom as a participant will be found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-.
 
An audio only option is also available.  Full details of this and other aspects of using Zoom are set out below.

JOINING AND LEAVING THE MEETING
 
Please note that you can join the meeting any time from 19:00 onwards. The meeting proper will start promptly at 19.30 so make sure you give yourself enough time to join before that. You may be able to join later, but you will miss part of the presentation.
 
Once signed in, you can go away and do something else (including working on your device provided you do not close Zoom down) until 19:30.
 
We are achieving unprecedented levels of attendance at these meetings and their continuing success depends on good Zoom etiquette being observed.


Thus, your microphone and webcam will be turned off (by us) when you join. You will have control of both, but we ask that you leave them switched off unless there is a Q&A session after the presentation, in which case the procedure for contributing will be explained.  We can terminate unwanted video or audio interruptions centrally, but this will not normally result in your being disconnected from the meeting.

If your ID appears on screen as "iPad", "Phone", or "IrkyJu20" or other odd term, please change this to your normal name, so that we will know who you are.  This is easily done in Zoom.

For any Question and Answer session, we will need to know who you are.  We cannot accept anonymous input, and derogatory or inappropriate observations are not acceptable, either by Chat or verbally.

We emphasise also that the visual material shared at our events is protected by copyright.  The taking of screen grabs or recording of our presentations is not permitted.  Participants in breach of these prohibitions may be refused entry to future events.
 
Finally, you may leave the meeting at any time and you do not need to notify us.  For those remaining, the meeting will be digitally closed once any concluding remarks are completed. You will be automatically ejected from the meeting at that time.

HOW TO GET ZOOM ON YOUR DEVICE

We recommend downloading Zoom to your device in advance of the meeting, so that you can check that everything is OK. If you wait until you join the meeting, there is a risk that the download process will cause you to miss the start.
 
If you do not already have Zoom installed on your device, we recommend that :

(i)  you download the Zoom App (the zoom icon shows a white camera on a blue background) to a tablet or smartphone from Google Play or the App Store.


 
or (ii)  download the Zoom installation package from the 
Zoom.us website 
and install on a laptop or PC.
 
Download and use of Zoom is free for meeting participants.
 
Downloading the App to a tablet or smartphone is fastest but downloading and installing Zoom on a PC or laptop is straightforward. Remember that as a meeting participant only, you do not need to register, set up a Zoom password etc.

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4 hours ago, leslie10646 said:

THE IRISH RAILWAY RECORD SOCIETY
Dublin Digital Event
19:30, Thu 29 April 2021


Bantry Branch (Drimoleague to Bantry Pier)”
presented by Oliver Doyle.


(Digital sign-in from 19:00)

Bantry Branch (Drimoleague to Bantry Pier)” by Oliver Doyle.
On the 60th Anniversary of the closure, Oliver will recount early efforts to have a railway to Bantry. The initial station was high above the town and was not long open before an extension was proposed including a pier for a steamer service to Glengarriff & Castletownbeare. Cattle fairs were a  big source of revenue, particularly those in Autumn. Many interesting excursions are recounted, a Sunday Bandon to Glengarriff outing with 500+ passengers changing at Bantry Pier. Two through excursions to Limerick to view the new Ardnacrusha Power Station the first of which ran through Aughaville Staton gates killing the gatekeeper. Two other fatalities on the line are recounted. The paper concludes with the demise of the West Cork system on 31 March 1961.

This event will be presented online through Zoom.
 
JOINING THE MEETING
 
To join the meeting, use one of the two following options:
 
a) PREFERRED
click on the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85803985097?pwd=NEJac3ptMDcrWXZKc1U5aVh3dVRhQT09

We can accommodate up to 500 participants for this event. 
The event will not be available for subsequent viewing.

b) ALTERNATIVE
open the Zoom App already installed on your device and enter the following :

Meeting ID: 858 0398 5097
Passcode: 085628

A short video on how to use Zoom as a participant will be found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-.
 
An audio only option is also available.  Full details of this and other aspects of using Zoom are set out below.

JOINING AND LEAVING THE MEETING
 
Please note that you can join the meeting any time from 19:00 onwards. The meeting proper will start promptly at 19.30 so make sure you give yourself enough time to join before that. You may be able to join later, but you will miss part of the presentation.
 
Once signed in, you can go away and do something else (including working on your device provided you do not close Zoom down) until 19:30.
 
We are achieving unprecedented levels of attendance at these meetings and their continuing success depends on good Zoom etiquette being observed.


Thus, your microphone and webcam will be turned off (by us) when you join. You will have control of both, but we ask that you leave them switched off unless there is a Q&A session after the presentation, in which case the procedure for contributing will be explained.  We can terminate unwanted video or audio interruptions centrally, but this will not normally result in your being disconnected from the meeting.

If your ID appears on screen as "iPad", "Phone", or "IrkyJu20" or other odd term, please change this to your normal name, so that we will know who you are.  This is easily done in Zoom.

For any Question and Answer session, we will need to know who you are.  We cannot accept anonymous input, and derogatory or inappropriate observations are not acceptable, either by Chat or verbally.

We emphasise also that the visual material shared at our events is protected by copyright.  The taking of screen grabs or recording of our presentations is not permitted.  Participants in breach of these prohibitions may be refused entry to future events.
 
Finally, you may leave the meeting at any time and you do not need to notify us.  For those remaining, the meeting will be digitally closed once any concluding remarks are completed. You will be automatically ejected from the meeting at that time.

HOW TO GET ZOOM ON YOUR DEVICE

We recommend downloading Zoom to your device in advance of the meeting, so that you can check that everything is OK. If you wait until you join the meeting, there is a risk that the download process will cause you to miss the start.
 
If you do not already have Zoom installed on your device, we recommend that :

(i)  you download the Zoom App (the zoom icon shows a white camera on a blue background) to a tablet or smartphone from Google Play or the App Store.


 
or (ii)  download the Zoom installation package from the 
Zoom.us website 
and install on a laptop or PC.
 
Download and use of Zoom is free for meeting participants.
 
Downloading the App to a tablet or smartphone is fastest but downloading and installing Zoom on a PC or laptop is straightforward. Remember that as a meeting participant only, you do not need to register, set up a Zoom password etc.

Ill miss the first half an hour at least, how long is it set up to be?

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I have to say, it is one good thing to come out of the lockdowns, as I had never previously attended an IRRS meeting even though I have been a member for over 10 years!

Hopefully, they'll continue with them when the in-person meetings resume

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On 28/4/2021 at 4:17 PM, Westcorkrailway said:

Ill miss the first half an hour at least, how long is it set up to be?

Usually up to 2 hours. Joining later than 1930, you may wait a moment until you're "let in".

Hope you can make it!

Leslie

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