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Rail enthusiast Jimmy Maher,  who spent 40 years working on the railway,  returns to Navan library on Thursday 27th September at 7.30 with the second  in a series of talks  on aspects  of the Railway in Meath.

The first of these, which looked at Navan and the men who worked on the railway, took place under the auspices of Navan and District Historical Society  in July and proved a great success.

Meath County Library is pleased to host this second offering in the series.

On this occasion Jimmy Maher is taking the subject of the cattle trade by the horns and is looking at the importance of the railway to the movement of livestock into the county and onwards to the Dublin market.

Jimmy’s interest in his subject is inexhaustible; he is currently working on ” A Social History of the Railway in Meath” and is interested in hearing from families and individuals who’d like to share stories and photographs relating to all aspects of the history of the railway in the county.

There’ll be a cup of tea for everyone and all are welcome.
The Railway in Meath & the Cattle Trade by Jimmy Maher

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The Land Commission and the making of Ráth CairnThe Land Commission and the making of Ráth Cairn: the first Gaeltacht colony’ by Suzanne M. Pegley will be launched this coming Thursday 3 November at 8.00 p.m. in Ráth Cairn Library, County Meath by Mr Seamus MacGabhann. The launch will feature a slide show and presentation with rare photographs shown of the early years in Ráth Cairn.

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