The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram

South Dublin County Libraries have just published a new book by Aidan Cruise, The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram: a Pictorial and Social History. Long before the Luas came to Tallaght, this tram trundled through the Village, and also had stops at the Belgard Road, Jobstown, Embankment, Saggart and Brittas, before making its way on to Blessington. In this book Aidan details the social aspects of the tram – the effect it had on the commercial life of the county, as well as the difference it made to the lives of the people who used it. The book was launched by Mayor Mick Duff at the County Library last Thursday evening and all the signs are pointing towards it being a bestseller! The book is available for purchase in all branches of South Dublin County Libraries priced €10.

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4 thoughts on “The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram

  1. Can you tell me how I can obtain copies of this book to sell through the Irish Railway Record Society in London, please?
    Thanks
    Leslie (Publications Officer)

  2. Pingback: A modest proposal: putting historical posters along the new Luas line « Dumb Riffs

  3. My Grandfather drove the Tram from Terenure to Blessington in the 30’s. He drove the last one ever on the day/night they stopped the route.

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