N8468 : Railway, Tara Mines near Navan

taken 39 years ago, near to Navan, Meath, Ireland

Railway, Tara Mines near Navan
Railway, Tara Mines near Navan
The Tara mine near Navan is Europe’s largest producer of zinc ore. The ore is conveyed by rail for export through Dublin port. The siding to the mine is built on the bed of the old Navan Jct – Oldcastle line (1853 – 1961). The mine (background) opened in 1977. Continue to N9969 : Lougher station near Drogheda.
The Drogheda - Navan - Kingscourt railway :: O0974

Opened, in sections, by four railway companies between 1850 and 1875. Drogheda – Navan closed to passengers in 1958, Navan – Kingscourt in 1947. There are two short branches – to Platin cement factory at Drogheda and the Tara mines at Navan. The Navan – Kingscourt section handled gypsum trains until 2001. The line still serves the Tara mines.

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N8468, 2 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Friday, 27 April, 1984   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 December, 2008
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 848 681 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.3574N 6:43.0252W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 849 680
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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