Around the town of Bantry: remains of a rail line

Here are some shots from Bantry, where the rail line curved 270 degrees around the town as it descended to the pier. Apologies for the poor quality of the third one – the light was bad and I was in a rush!

Remains of a bridge abutment near the Hospital. The landowner nearby, Fleur Driscoll, told me he knocked the top half of this abutment down many years ago to make use of the stone. I cleared ivy and weeds off it two weeks ago.

A small river bridge near the Seskin Culvert (this can flood up to the full height of the abutments in the winter). Cleared and photographed around two weeks ago.

West abutment of the ‘Black Bridge’, the large skew bridge over Glengarriff Road (see next photo). Note the concrete infills where the iron girders once sat.

A photo from the Bantry Historical Society’s Museum, showing the ‘Black Bridge’ being dismantled and taken away on November 4th, 1964. Note the period ‘Shell’ sign in the distance.

A 1/4 mile post near the old Bantry town station

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