Trade Roots, Offaly Anniversaries 2004
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This book charts the history, development and impact of the Grand Canal, Tullamore distillery, Tullamore railway station and the rail service in the development of Offaly over a period spanning two hundred years. The story commences in 1804 when the Grand Canal reached the River Shannon. It looks at the foundation of Tullamore distillery in 1829 and the major role it played in the economic development of the Offaly capital. Trade Roots also focuses on the coming of the railways with particular attention being paid to the opening of Tullamore railway station in 1854 and the extension to Athlone in 1859.
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