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Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland - Shannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating Station, Lanesborough-Ballshannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating Station, Lanesborough-Ballyleague, Tarbert, County Kerry Yleague, Tarbert, County Kerry (Paperback) Loot Price: R302
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Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland - Shannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating...

Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland Power Stations in the Republic of Ireland - Shannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating Station, Lanesborough-Ballshannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating Station, Lanesborough-Ballyleague, Tarbert, County Kerry Yleague, Tarbert, County Kerry (Paperback)

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Chapters: Shannonbridge, Poolbeg Generating Station, Lanesborough-Ballyleague, Tarbert, County Kerry, Carnsore Point. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Shannonbridge - Shannonbridge gets its name from the bridge connecting County Offaly and County Roscommon. Rachra is generally considered the old name for Shannonbridge, but 'Shannonbridge' was adopted after the building of the bridge in 1757. The military may have initially constructed a village, the 'first Shannonbridge', in the vicinity of Temple Duff graveyard just south of the power station. View of the bridgeShannonbridge was heavily fortified by the British in the Napoleonic era. Some of the fortifications, including a fort that now houses a restaurant, are still visible today on the west bank of the river. At Curleys Island between Shannonbridge and Clonmacnoise, there is a legendary ford of Snamh Da Ean ("swim two birds"). It was here that a proselytising Saint Patrick crossed the Shannon into Connacht and much later the Anglo-Normans considered the ford important enough to be guarded by one of their campaign forts. Accordingly, they constructed the great Motte of Clonburren on the Roscommon side of the river, within sight of an even then declining early Christian nunnery. ESB Power Station The main employers in Shannonbridge are the Electricity Supply Board's new generating station, Bord na Mona which harvests the peat used in the station from the surrounding area and Tourism. There is also a large farming community present. The nearby towns of Ballinasloe, county Galway and Athlone, County Westmeath serve as district centres for the village. An Electricity Supply Board peat-fired power station with a capacity of 150 megawatts is located about a kilometre downriver. The peat is supplie...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1469524

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-12728-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-12728-2
Barcode: 9781157127284

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