About John Ironside

The Blog covers the hospitality, travel and tourism industry exploring cultures and traditions, lifestyles and holiday adventures for the family and the individual traveler through personal travel experiences and recommendations for the traveler to easily access quality information on the areas covered by the publication so enhancing their travel experience there.

THE BUILDING OF “LITTLE DANDY””

PURE  GENIUS Luke Byrne lived in Boley outside the town of Gorey in County Wexford in a small family holding working as a farm hand. He was married to Nora and they had three sons, Leslie, Henry and Joseph. Luke, who had no engineering or mechanical training, was inventive with [...]

By |2023-01-02T12:54:19+00:00January 2nd, 2023|Categories: Steam Traction Engine|Tags: |0 Comments

“INVINCIBLE” VISITS IT’S OLD HOME AFTER 54 YEARS

Back in the 1930’s, Davy O’Connor was then a well known and very successful “Contractor” based in Philipstown in County Wexford.  His machinery included seven threshing mills, a saw bed and four Ransom and three Burrell Steam Traction Engines to drive them. Davy provided services in timber cutting, saw milling, and during the summer [...]

By |2022-12-22T11:36:44+00:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Steam Traction Engine|Tags: |0 Comments
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