Omeath Carlingford & Greenore Railway

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Omeath Carlingford & Greenore Railway

#1 Post by greenrooster » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:07 pm

Hi Brian I will send you a photgraph you might be interested in (from Green Rooster)

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#2 Post by greenrooster » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:19 pm

One more attempt:

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#3 Post by Brian » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:40 pm

And we got there.... I have never seen that picture before, excellent :D

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#4 Post by northbrook » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:41 pm

worth waiting on greenrooster,just like a model railway.

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#5 Post by bandsman » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:20 am

Great photo greenrooster and welcome to the forum. :-):-)

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#6 Post by Adie » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:23 am

Brilliant photo, is that Omeath station? I think I can just make out the words "Omeath" in white stones on the grass verge to the left.

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#7 Post by Brian » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:40 am

Yep, that's Omeath Station.

I wonder how many of these were sold? Going by the ticket number, quite a few :D

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#8 Post by Adie » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:22 am

Where do you get this stuff from Brian?

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#9 Post by Brian » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:04 pm

Adie wrote:Where do you get this stuff from Brian?
I've been collecting pictures of local stuff for years, and gathered them up from all over the place :D They are nearly all now on the computer, or stored on CD's as an extra backup.

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#10 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:42 pm

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Another rare photgraph of the railway crossing in Omeath. Can anyone remember coming off the boats and having to wait for a train?

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#11 Post by mcelaura » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:02 pm

greenrooster wrote: Can anyone remember coming off the boats and having to wait for a train?
The boats did a very odd Christmas run over to Omeath. About
1947 or '48, not long after the war, my two brothers and I got a
£1 note each for Christmas - wealth beyond our wildest dreams!
We were allowed to go across to spend it on sweets, and my
eldest brother was in charge of the well being of his siblings.
The three pounds bought armfuls of rocks, peggy's legs, Cleeves
toffies, American bubble gum, ah, just too much to list. We were
laden down (no bags, and they were dropping all over the place).

Remember it was an excursion - only one boat that sat at the
jetty all the while the passengers were shopping.


When we came to go back to the boat, a train was sitting in the station, steaming
away, and the gates were open to allow it to travel on towards Greenore. Most of
the party were on the boat ready to go and it was time to cast off, but I would not
budge over the lines. The last stragglers passed us, crossed and urged us through
but I refused to move. Thinking the train was going to run over the top of us, I was
very distraught and getting worse with every minute. Finally, with me digging my
heels in, my brothers dragged me through the gate and over the railway lines with
the train still chugging and puffing away. To make matters worse, I dropped half my
wares and my brother insisted on going back in front of the train again to get them.
Thank you for the great photos but about the railway station in
Omeath - I will never forget it!! :shocked:

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#12 Post by Adie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:22 am

That's a lovely memory of the train in Omeath. Unfortunately I don't have any memories of the Newry - Greenore line at all as it was all ripped up a wee bit before my time. Early fifties was it?

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#13 Post by Eugene » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:24 am

Adie wrote:Brilliant photo, is that Omeath station? I think I can just make out the words "Omeath" in white stones on the grass verge to the left.
You must have carried out that threat to go to specsavers Adie!!! Damned if I can make that out. :-O

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#14 Post by Adie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:23 pm

I did Eugene, and I also got a large magnifying glass, a microscope, and an astronomical telescope! :lol: :lol:

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#15 Post by bornandbred » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:09 pm

eugenemcc- "omeath" is written in white stones on the grass verge to the left of the 1st pic!

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#16 Post by Eugene » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:37 am

bornandbred wrote:eugenemcc- "omeath" is written in white stones on the grass verge to the left of the 1st pic!
Not another eagle eyed member!!...I gathered that bornandbred....but im not joking...I actually did take a magnifying glass to it this morning..and I can make it out because I know thats what it is..but never in a million years would I have deiphered that myself!! @=)

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#17 Post by greenrooster » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:58 pm

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I think part of this Bridge still exists. The river that flows under it is called the essmore this maybe where essmore at the top of the bridle loanan got it's name.

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#18 Post by Padraigin » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:46 pm

After out growing the peggys legs, we often just sat on the boat, going back and forward without getting off in Omeath, getting the head showered I think it is called. Well, about last summer, went on a walk in Omeath with the Dromore Diocesan Historical Society.
Never realized before that some of the houses along the front were once coastguard cottages, and there is actually a house with the end of the old railway platform as part of the garden!!
But you all knew that, didn't you?

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#20 Post by gerrybradley » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:26 pm

There"s a small museum in Greenore dedicated to the Newry to Greenore railway.Its situated above the post office,next to the pub on the main street in Greenore.
Its full of photoes and old railway items like lamps,tools signage and loads of old newspaper articles about the Carlingford Lough area.Theres also a lot of information about the recently demolished G.N.R.hotel that stood on the dockside for over 100 years.
Last summer I went to a Slide Show in the museum,it was held during the Greenore Gala week.They have great connections with the Hollyhead railway society,presumably as the boats sailed to and fro for years.
Apparently Greenore golf club was built by the railway company to entice more paying guest to stay in their hotel.The station master was also in charge of the golflinks as well as the day to day running of the railway station.

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#21 Post by northbrook » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:51 pm

gerrybradley wrote:There"s a small museum in Greenore dedicated to the Newry to Greenore railway.Its situated above the post office,next to the pub on the main street in Greenore.
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As "gerrybradley" has already stated Greenore has a very interesting museum for those interested in the history of the local railways, in fact the village itself is a living museum,perfectly preserved as it was one hundred years ago,that is apart from the port area,which I suppose is very functional but not the prettiest port in the world.
Well worth a visit,if only to stroll around the village.
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Anglesey Terrace Greenore

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#22 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:30 pm

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#23 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:35 pm

That's the old greenore railway hotel.It was only recently demolished

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#24 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:58 pm

I'll finish my contribution to the Omeath Carlingford greenore railway with three more photos.The one looking over towards king johns castle to me is spectacular

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#25 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:59 pm

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#26 Post by greenrooster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:03 pm

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#27 Post by Brian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:35 pm

Excellent pictures Greenrooster, I cleaned up the top one, and reduced it a little as it was a little bit big :D

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#28 Post by northbrook » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:58 pm

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The Carlingford Station as it is today,a tourist office and toilets, but at least it is still performing an important function for the tourist
great pictures greenrooster !!

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#29 Post by Brian » Sun May 04, 2008 12:45 pm

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#30 Post by forest wall » Sun May 04, 2008 3:55 pm

Fascinating stuff, but I'm sorry to learn that the GNR hotel has been demolished. My grandfather, Dick Sloane, died 31st October 1916. His brother, John, who lived in Liverpool, came home with his daughter for the funeral. They left on 3rd November to go back by the Greenore-Liverpool ferry, taking the train to Greenore, but were lost on the Connemara. Their bodies were never found.
On my visits home I have often driven to Greenore to look at the front of the GNR and imagine them scurrying from the station to the boat with mixed feelings of sadness the relatives they had left and joy of returning to their family in Liverpool on that dreadful night. Has any reminder of the disaster been kept at Greenore?

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