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Irish railways : a new history

Author: Tom Ferris
Publisher: Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title shows how railways encouraged social and economic mobility and had an effect in binding Ireland together by allowing the distribution of national newspapers, enabling sporting contests such as Gaelic games and horse racing to move from the local to the national stage.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Ferris
ISBN: 9780717142910 0717142914
OCLC Number: 237192833
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 238 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tom Ferris.

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Tom Ferris's critically acclaimed book provides many insights into the social and economic effects of the railways. This is a story rich in human interest, a tale of triumph and tragedy, superb  Read more...

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