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Midland Great Western Railway

Index Midland Great Western Railway

The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) was the third largest Irish gauge railway company in Ireland. [1]

57 relations: Achill Island, Anthony Francis Nugent, 9th Earl of Westmeath, Athboy, Ballaghaderreen, Ballaghaderreen branch line, Ballina branch line, Ballinrobe, Branch line, Broadstone railway works, Cavan, Claremorris railway station, Clifden, Connacht, Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway, County Cavan, County Galway, County Mayo, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Downpatrick and County Down Railway, Dublin, Dublin and South Eastern Railway, Dublin-Galway Greenway, Edenderry, Enfield (Ireland) railway station, Enfield, County Meath, G. W. Hemans, Galway Advertiser, Great Northern Railway (Ireland), Great Southern and Western Railway, Great Southern Railways, Great Western Greenway, Greenway (landscape), Henry Edward Cusack, History of rail transport in Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, Irish Free State, Killala, Killeshandra, Leinster, Light railway, Loughrea, Martin Atock, Mulranny, Oireachtas of the Irish Free State, Oughterard, Rail trail, Rail transport in Ireland, Rail Users Ireland, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Royal Assent (Ireland), ..., Royal Canal, Ulster, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Walter H. Morton, Westport, County Mayo, William Dargan, 5 ft 3 in gauge railways. Expand index (7 more) »

Achill Island

Achill Island (Acaill, Oileán Acla) in County Mayo is the largest of the Irish isles, and is situated off the west coast of Ireland.

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Anthony Francis Nugent, 9th Earl of Westmeath

Anthony Francis Nugent, 9th Earl of Westmeath, (1 November 1805 – 12 May 1879) Nugent was a descendant of Richard Nugent, 2nd Earl of Westmeath, but the title had been carried by a different line of the Nugents, with his own family taking the title Baron Nugent of Riverston.

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Athboy

Athboy,is a small agricultural town located in County Meath.The town is located on the Yellow Ford River, in wooded country near the County Westmeath border.

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Ballaghaderreen

Ballaghaderreen is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland, but traditionally part of County Mayo, located just off the N5 National primary road.

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Ballaghaderreen branch line

The Ballaghaderreen branch line was a railway line that opened in 1874 and closed in 1963.

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Ballina branch line

The Ballina branch line is a railway line operated by Iarnród Éireann in County Mayo, in Ireland.

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Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe is a town in County Mayo in Ireland.

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Branch line

A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.

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Broadstone railway works

Broadstone railway works or simply Broadstone or the Broadstone was the headquarters for mechanical engineering and rolling stock maintenance for Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR).

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Cavan

Cavan is the county town of County Cavan in Ireland.

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Claremorris railway station

Claremorris railway station serves the town of Claremorris in County Mayo, Ireland.

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Clifden

Clifden (meaning "stepping stones") is a coastal town in County Galway, Ireland, in the region of Connemara, located on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay.

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Connacht

ConnachtPage five of An tOrdú Logainmneacha (Contaetha agus Cúigí) 2003 clearly lists the official spellings of the names of the four provinces of the country with Connacht listed for both languages; when used without the term 'The province of' / 'Cúige'.

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Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway

Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway (CB&SCR), was an Irish gauge railway in Ireland.

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County Cavan

County Cavan (Contae an Chabháin) is a county in Ireland.

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County Galway

County Galway (Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland.

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County Mayo

County Mayo (Contae Mhaigh Eo, meaning "Plain of the yew trees") is a county in Ireland.

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Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (An Roinn Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt) is a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for transport policy and overseeing transport services and infrastructure.

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Downpatrick and County Down Railway

The Downpatrick & County Down Railway is a heritage railway in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Dublin

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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Dublin and South Eastern Railway

The Dublin and South Eastern Railway (DSE) was an Irish gauge railway in Ireland from 1846 to 1925.

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Dublin-Galway Greenway

The Dublin-Galway Greenway is a partially completed 'coast-to-coast' greenway and partial rail trail, in Ireland, funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which will become the western section of EuroVelo EV2, a cycle route from Galway, Ireland, crossing Europe and ending in Moscow, Russia.

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Edenderry

Edenderry is a town in east County Offaly, Ireland.

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Enfield (Ireland) railway station

Enfield railway station serves the town of Enfield in County Meath, Ireland.

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Enfield, County Meath

Enfield or Innfield is a town in south County Meath, Ireland, situated between Kilcock and Kinnegad and very close to the border with County Kildare.

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G. W. Hemans

George Willoughby Hemans (27 August 1814 – 29 December 1885) was an Irish architect and engineer who designed several major railway schemes in Ireland and the UK during the mid 19th century.

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Galway Advertiser

The Galway Advertiser is a free newspaper distributed throughout Galway city and county on Thursdays.

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Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I) or GNRI) was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland.

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Great Southern and Western Railway

The Great Southern and Western Railway (GS&WR) was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland from 1844 until 1924.

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Great Southern Railways

The Great Southern Railways Company (often Great Southern Railways, or GSR) was an Irish company that from 1925 until 1945 owned and operated all railways that lay wholly within the Irish Free State (the present-day Republic of Ireland).

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Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway is a greenway rail trail in County Mayo, Ireland.

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Greenway (landscape)

A greenway is "a strip of undeveloped land near an urban area, set aside for recreational use or environmental protection".

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Henry Edward Cusack

Henry Edward Cusack, or Edward Cusack as he was more commonly known, was a Locomotive Superintendent of the Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR).

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History of rail transport in Ireland

The history of rail transport in Ireland began only a decade later than that of Great Britain.

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Iarnród Éireann

Iarnród Éireann, also known as Irish Rail in English, is the operator of the national railway network of Ireland.

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Irish Free State

The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann; 6 December 192229 December 1937) was a state established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921.

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Killala

Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina.

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Killeshandra

Killeshandra or Killashandra - Irish place name Cill na Seanrátha meaning Church of the Old Rath (ringforts), population 1,143, is a small town in County Cavan, Ireland.

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Leinster

Leinster (— Laighin / Cúige Laighean — /) is one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the east of Ireland.

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Light railway

A light railway is a railway built at lower costs and to lower standards than typical "heavy rail": it uses lighter-weight track, and is more steeply graded and tightly curved to reduce civil engineering costs.

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Loughrea

Loughrea is a town in County Galway, Ireland.

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Martin Atock

Martin Atock is best known as the Locomotive Superintendent of the Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) from 1872 to 1900.

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Mulranny

Mulranny—sometimes spelled as 'Malaranny', 'Mullaranny', 'Mullranny' or 'Mulranny'—is a seaside village on the isthmus between Clew Bay and Blacksod Bay in County Mayo, Ireland.

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Oireachtas of the Irish Free State

The Oireachtas of the Irish Free State (Oireachtas Shaorstát Éireann) was the legislature of the Irish Free State from 1922 until 1937.

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Oughterard

Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland.

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Rail trail

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling.

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Rail transport in Ireland

Heavy Rail services in Ireland (InterCity, commuter and freight) are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland.

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Rail Users Ireland

Rail Users Ireland (previously Platform 11) is a rail transport pressure group in Ireland whose agenda is centred on the idea that there is an economic case for expanding rail transport in Ireland through better utilisation of existing infrastructure with only justified expansion of existing routes.

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Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) is an Irish railway preservation group operating throughout Ireland.

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Royal Assent (Ireland)

The granting, reserving or withholding of the Royal Assent was one of the key roles, and potentially one of the key powers, possessed by the Governor-General of the Irish Free State.

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Royal Canal

The Royal Canal (An Chanáil Ríoga) is a canal originally built for freight and passenger transportation from the River Liffey in Dublin to Longford in Ireland.

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Ulster

Ulster (Ulaidh or Cúige Uladh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr or Ulster) is a province in the north of the island of Ireland.

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is situated in Cultra, Northern Ireland, about east of the city of Belfast.

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Walter H. Morton

Walter H. Morton was a locomotive engineer who rose to the position of general manager of the Great Southern Railways (GSR) in Ireland.

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Westport, County Mayo

Westport (historically anglicised as Cahernamart) is a town in County Mayo in Ireland.

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William Dargan

William Dargan (28 February 1799 – 7 February 1867) was arguably the most important Irish engineer of the 19th century and certainly the most important figure in railway construction.

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5 ft 3 in gauge railways

Railways with track gauge of are broad gauge railways, currently in use in Australia, Brazil, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Great_Western_Railway

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