The Steam Museum and Lodge Park Walled Garden
Lodge Park, Straffan, Co. Kildare
"This fine Victorian gothic building, once stood near Inchicore Railway Works. In the Model Hall the Collection consists of Early Inventor's models, Scientific Engineering Models, and Historic Works of Mechanical Art... The Power Hall displays six huge nineteenth century Stationary Engines running in steam on occasions. Demonstrations are included of steam powered electric lighting, and of equipment removed from a Dublin laundry driven through its original belt and line shafting to an early prime mover. A Cornish boiler and several small engines are on show." A must-see for railway buffs it seems.
How to get there:
Entry is priced