Railway Station House, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Support Pastpin!

Where: Muine Bheag Train Station, Stationhouse Rd, Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Back when railway stations were designed with a sense of style and purpose, this confection was landed in Bagenalstown in County Carlow. The symmetrical design was to cater for the vast flow of passengers in and out - though they had departed by the time this shot was taken. However, careful examination will show that a couple of special passengers are making their way to the right hand entrance and near the left there is a d.....

We learned that this station, together with several other "picturesque gothic" stations in Ireland, was designed by English architect Sancton Wood. Though closed for a period in the late 20th century, Muine Bheag (Bagnalstown) station is since reopened and is a "halt" on the Dublin to Waterford line.....


Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_10668

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 6306
robertfrench williamlawrence lawrencecollection lawrencephotographicstudio thelawrencephotographcollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland bagenalstown countycarlow ireland railwaystation symmetrical design dog chickens ticketoffice muinebheag sanctonwood station cherrysale

Add Tags
  • profile
  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/May/2018 07:15:58

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2000 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennaa/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennaa/554328576/] Spookily close

  • profile

    B-59

    • 18/May/2018 07:35:40

    The building dates from 1850. www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography...

  • profile

    B-59

    • 18/May/2018 07:38:45

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]: Your Streetview link does not seem to work Streetview

  • profile

    abandoned railways

    • 18/May/2018 07:39:52

    Opened on 24 July 1848. It was closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976. Now Mhuine Bheag, a halt from 31 April 1988.

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/May/2018 08:23:07

    "Architect: Sancton Wood Wonderful symmetrical composition with a stationmaster’s house in the upper floor of the central building. His quarter have a small balcony over the ticket hall.The building suffers visually from the large expanse of tarmacadam out front." From - archiseek.com/2013/railway-station-bagnelstown-co-carlow/ Something that shouts at me about this and many other Lawrence photos - they would have looked a lot better with the windows closed. Discuss.

  • profile

    domenico milella

    • 18/May/2018 08:31:43

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 18/May/2018 12:10:36

    Per the DIA, this was designed by Sancton Wood, who also designed Heuston Station (then Kingsbridge) and several other "picturesque Gothic" stations.

  • profile

    Foxglove

    • 18/May/2018 12:58:43

    And yes ! there is a little dog too

  • profile

    Salty Windows

    • 18/May/2018 20:39:00

    Poster for Cherry's ale. Looks like "New Ross" at the bottom of the poster. Downriver: twitter.com/blackstairsbrew/status/427767188305371136

  • profile

    DannyM8

    • 18/May/2018 22:08:54

    aha a Dog...

  • profile

    abandoned railways

    • 19/May/2018 07:22:11

    A note about the windows. All the floors were untreated wooden boards and scrubbed clean by hand, with cold water. To stop the wood warping they had to be dried quickly, hence the fresh air.

  • profile

    domenico milella

    • 19/May/2018 07:59:13

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album . Nice Week End.

  • profile

    Salty Windows

    • 19/May/2018 10:29:06

    Quintessential free range chickens!

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/May/2018 14:29:15

    Thanks all - Excellent stuff as usual. Map/tags/text/etc all updated! (FYI - Owing to other commitments amongst "the Marys", we may need to take a break from posts for a few days next week. Just a "heads up" for now. To hopefully preempt any separation anxiety :) )