A view of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway from Blackwork, 1834.
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Coloured aquatint looking acros Dublin Bay towards Williamstown and Merrion, with Dublin in the distance. A steam locomotive is illustrated heading towards Blackwork on the railway line. The Dublin & Kingstown Railway was the first railway to be built in Ireland, and opened to the public on 17 December 1834. It connected Dublin with the port of Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), about six miles (10 km) south of the capital.