— Céad míle fáilte rómhaibh go dti ár suiomh-idirlín
— Tá súil againn go dtabhairfidh sibh cuairt orainn. Is cinnte go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as bhúr gcuid ama linn
and experience a unique mode of transport at the Lartigue Monorail and Museum
The Listowel-Ballybunion Railway opened on 1st March 1888. It ran the ten miles between the two towns and was remarkable as the only railway of its type in the world. How two small towns in the south west of Ireland came to be linked by the world's first commercial passenger-carrying monorail is a fascinating story.
You are invited to be part of history and experience a unique mode of transport at the Lartigue Monorail and Museum
The monorail employed on the Listowel-Ballybunion line was invented and developed by a French Engineer named Charles Lartigue, hence the name Lartigue Monorailway by which the line was best known
In 1886 Lartigue brought a length of his line to an exhibition in London, in the hope of selling his idea as a viable railway option. Coincidentally, at this time the populace of North Kerry were lobbying for the railway system to be extended to include a link between Listowel and Ballybunion.
Below are some photos of the original and restored Lartigue Monorail. Click on the photos below to see a larger image…
Great experience, great company and great history. Good fun for all the family!
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