Rails to Wexford - A journey through time and place by Gus Geraghty

Gus Geraghty  provides an entertaining and lively account of the development of Ireland’s most  scenic railways  – The Dublin to Rosslare line.

The book includes a detailed description of the building of the County Wicklow sections of the line from the opening of the Bray section in 1854 through to the Arklow section in 1863 and Woodenbridge to Shillelagh extension in 1865.

Gus provides interesting facts, entertaining detail and numerous illustrations, to highlight the ingenuity, perseverance and forward thinking of individuals involved in bringing the railway to Wicklow, as well as, the influence the railways played on the economic  and social development of the county.

This book will appeal not only to railway enthusiasts, but anyone interested in reading about the local history of the towns and villages along the line including Greystones, Wicklow , Rathdrum, Woodenbridge , Aughrim and Shillelagh.

Copies of  ‘Rails to Wexford – a journey though time and Place’ can be read in the Wicklow Local Studies Library on Salthouse Lane, Wicklow Town, as well as, Arklow, Greystones and Bray library branches.

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