Friday, January 14, 2011

TG4 Documentary: The Waterford and Lismore Railway

"Boithre Iarainn" is a six part series currently airing on TG4 on Sunday evenings. The documentary series chronicles the history of Ireland's railways. On Sunday 16th January the programme will feature the Waterford & Lismore Railway.

Described as "one of the most scenic routes in the country" the railway will be fondly remembered by many. Sunday's programme will feature stories from the War of Independence and Civil War era such as the blowing up of the Ballyvoile Viaduct and the Durrow Ambush. Archive photographs kindly supplied by Waterford County Museum will also be of great sentimental and historical interest to many viewers.

Sunday's episode may have been of special significance to the series producers; Nemeton Television- "the largest independent producer of television hours in Ireland"-is based in An Rinn Gaeltacht just outside Dungarvan.

"Boithre Iarainn" will be shown on TG4 on Sunday 16th January at 8.15p.m.

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