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.