Tuesday 9 October 2012

On this day – 1834: Ireland's first railway opened

The British Newspaper Archive has an anniversary feature today about the opening of Ireland's first railway on 9 October 1834.

It includes two news features – one from the Belfast News-Letter, the other from The Caledonian Mercury, which report on the first journeys along the track between Kingstown (now DĂșn Laoghaire) and Dublin, and the reaction of the first passengers.

You can read it here.