View of the railway from the Martello Tower at Sea Point, Ireland, 1834.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured aquatint showing a view of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway. 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.