View from a footbridge at the Sea Point Hotel, Dublin & Kingstown Railway, 1834 .
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Coloured aquatint showing a locomotive on the Dublin & Kingstown Railway. The view is looking 'towards Salt Hill, with 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.