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IRRS Dublin Programme 2017


All Meetings take place on Thursdays in the Society’s Premises at Heuston Station at 19.30 
(unless otherwise stated).

26th October 2017 Member’s Slide Show – Irish & UK subjects only  
Presenters limited to
20 imagesstrictly 10 minutes per person (please contact the Hon. Programme Organiser, Shane Roberts, before this date if you wish to present slides)
09th November 2017 “Life on the Railway in County Laois”  
An illustrated presentation by
Seán Cain
23rd November 2017 Illustrated Historical Quiz night + prizes to be won! – 
Another fascinating photo-quiz devised and hosted by
Ciarán Cooney and Shane Roberts.
27th November 2017 Monday Annual Dinner
Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey St., Dublin at 18:30 (Click here for Booking Form)
14th December 2017 “Photographic Endeavours”  
Images from the Hon. Librarian's slide collection by
Tim Moriarty
19th December 2017 Tuesday Christmas Library Night.  
(As this function costs around €5 per person, voluntary contributions would be appreciated on the night).
11th January 2018 “Austrian Adventures”
A slideshow of Austrian scenes presented by
Clifton Flewitt
25th January 2018 Members Slideshow – European & Overseas subjects only
Presenters limited to
20 images – strictly 10 minutes per person (please contact the Hon. Programme Organiser, Shane Roberts, before this date if you wish to present slides)
08th February 2018 “Full Steam Ahead at the Bluebell 
Dick Fearn
returns to Dublin to talk about his current role as Chairman of the Bluebell Railway, the pioneer line in standard gauge steam preservation in Britain
22nd February 2018 “Sixty Years Gone; the Great Northern Railway of Ireland closures of 1957”
An illustrated presentation by Charles Friel 
08th March 2018 “Modernising the London Underground”
An illustrated presentation by
John Doyle (former General Manager, Jubilee line and Deputy Operations Director, Crossrail)
22nd March 2018` Annual Film Show: “From Midland Branches to the Suir Valley”, 
An evening dedicated to the gems recorded on film by Joe St Leger, presented by Ciarán Cooney and Liam Mooney. 
12th April 2018 “Architecture of the Great Northern Railway Ireland”
Siobhan Osgood 
26th April 2018 “The End of an Era – the Changing World of the ‘60s. The Final Days of UTA Steam and Railcars” 
An illustrated presentation by Derek Young

All meetings take place on Thursday’s in the Society’s premises at Dublin Heuston station at 19:30 (unless otherwise stated).

Library Night every Tuesday from 19:30 to 21:45 (05th Sept 2017 – 31st July 2018)
(Please note the Library will be closed on Tuesdays from 26th Dec 2017 to 30th Jan 2018 inclusive)


18th November 2017
12:30 Departure
Luas Cross-City: an exclusive preview tour for IRRS members before the official public opening of the line from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge.
Members should be at the the St. Stephens Green Luas stop not later than 12:15.
Please note that this outing is now fully booked.
24th March 2018 (Saturday) Outing to the Nenagh Branch and Western Rail Corridor (Click here for Booking Form)

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Revised: November 10, 2017 .

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