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      Found this a very interesting and great trip back to 1911 Dublin. Discovered and thought much about the people and the house they lived in – in 1911 as I grew up and spent 16 years in the same small terraced Victorian house near to the works of the Great Southern and Western Railway. Worth a visit especially to anyone who lives or has lived in a house recorded on the census of 1911.

      visit http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie 🙂

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      And we had this wonderful transport network. Suburbs served included Dartry, Rathfarnham, Inchicore, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Dalkey, Clonskeagh, Terenure, Ranelagh, Whitehall and so on. What we wouldn’t give to have that tram network back now.

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      Read Cochrane’s ‘Through Streets Broad and Narrow’ – it’s a fantastic history of the Dublin Tram system. What one is struck by is how CIE (despite their MANY, MANY faults) tried to keep the network going with superb double decker ‘saloon’ trams in the 1930’s and 40’s.

      Dublin city centre business groups lobbied the Government to remove the “unsightly trams” and develop car parking in Dublin City Centre. The same morons who may have killed off the MetroNorth last week and tried to kill off the Luas 4 years ago are the same morons who destroyed the Dublin tram network. The trams went to make way for car parking on Dame Street. The Dublin tram system was considered the best in the world. Their power station at Pidgeon House was considered the wonder of age and visited by Nikola Tesla such was its reputation.

      50 million passengers in 1949 without importing a drop of diesel and considered “a failure”…

      O’Connell Street 1950 after “the failure” was removed:

      In 1910, ‘Early Trams’ left locations all over the city at 5AM to get people to Dublin Trains stations for morning trains. In 2007 we have the CIE unions standing outside a modern bus/gym/bistro depot in Harristown amid burning wood pallets smirking like retards at TV cameras because two new routes were introduced by Dublin Bus.

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