Historic Schools of Portarlington
Portarlington Library, Portarlington, Co. Laois
22 August, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The RPSI will travel to Kilkenny with 300 People on Sat. 24th Aug. behind Steam Loco. No. 85 Merlin. The carriages are early 1960's and painted in a Blue/ Cream livery. We arrive 12.55 - dept 16.40.
The loco is called " The Big Blue Engine" and was the express engine between Dublin & Belfast. It was built in 1932. On board will be Sir Henry Inglesby's Fife & Drum Corps from Carrickfergus in their Napoleonic uniforms who will march to Kilkenny Castle and play from 2.45 until 3.30pm.