Local Studies

12 August 2023
Living Heritage of Westmeath – Mullingar Railway from 1848

On 2nd October 1848 the first train pulled into Mullingar Station heralding an entirely new way to travel and conduct commerce for the inhabitants of Mullingar and its environs. Over the next 175 years, trains became an integral part of the town’s transport network with the rest of the country while creating employment and trade. […]

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