Granite towers and a tunnel entrance on the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, 1834.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured aquatint showing a train on the coastal railway. The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'Lord Cloncurry's Demesne of Maratimo near Blackwork- Kingstown Harbor [sic] in the distance'. 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.