Waterford and Lismore Railway

The Waterford and Lismore railway opened on 12th August 1878. It was 43 miles long and took six years to build . It followed a scenic but difficult route with 53 level crossings .It was the most expensive railway to be built at that time. The railway was built to connect Waterford and Cork.

The Black water was known as the Irish Rhine.

It was made to transport fish between Waterford and Cork.

Prince Edward and his wife came to visit Waterford in 1885.

The Home Rule was when Irish wanted to rule themselves.

There was one attack in 1920-1930.

3 Responses to Waterford and Lismore Railway

  1. Ita says:

    am trying to find some information on my husbands grandfather he was station master in banteer in the 1920 and then moved to lismore and was station master there where he met his wife his surname was O’Neill

  2. Debby McCarthy says:

    Are there are any records of the occupants of lodge houses on the railway? I’m trying to fibd information about my father in law Patrick McCarthy who lived with his brothers Daniel, Micheal and James at the old lodge house at Boherwillin from about 1917. Their parents Mary McCarthy and ? Mccarthy were lodge keepers.

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