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William Dargan (1799-1867): An Honourable Life

THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT RAILWAy ENGINEER WILLIAM DARGAN (1799-1867), WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. The son of a County Carlow farmer, he began his career in Wales on the Holyhead Road, working under the famous Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford. He went on to build roads, railways, canals and reservoirs, developing hotels and the resort towns of Bray and Portrush, and laying out Belfast port. In addition, he ran flax and thread mills,…

William Dargan

ISBN 10 : 1843513951
ISBN 13 : 9781843513957

This is the biography of one of Ireland's greatest railway engineers, William Dargan. The son of a Carlow farmer, he went on to change the face of 19th-century Ireland...


ISBN 10 : 9780674745049
ISBN 13 : 0674745043

As rich and diverse as its subject, Dickson’s magisterial history brings 1,400 years of Dublin vividly to life: from its medieval incarnation through the neoclassical eighteenth ..

The Trinity Year

ISBN 10 : 0717144836
ISBN 13 : 9780717144839

A magnificent portrait in words and pictures of a great university that was founded in 1592. It reflects the extraordinary diversity of daily activity that takes place throughout t..

An English Spring

ISBN 10 : 9781472913159
ISBN 13 : 1472913159

When John Henry Newman spoke of his hopes for the renewal of the Church, he imagined not only sunshine and the blossoming of new life, but icy winds and torrential rain. His foreca..

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