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  Linen Market, Banbridge
The linen market in Ba bridge was one of a host that sprang up in north-east Ulster in the late 18th century. Weavers sold their ...
In spite of the high fares they charged, coaches were often full. Road surfaces in many parts of Ireland were usually very good, ...
  Turf Boat
Turf was the main source of domestic fuel in Ireland. It was often sold in large towns and taken to islanders off the west coast of ...
  Town Dock
The old Town Dock allowed sailing ships to bring their cargo right into High Street in Belfast. Once a ship had been unloaded, its ...
  The Port of Belfast
As the 19th century progressed Belfast became an increasingly busy port. Textiles and farm produce were the main exports.
  Sailing Ships
On the main sea routes around Ireland these sailing ships were a common sight.
The word ‘cot’ comes from the Irish word coite which means dug-out. In early times cots were dug out of timber. Later in the 18th ...
  Canal Network
Canals reached their peak around 1830. Later the railways took much of the business from the canals.
The Newry-Lough Neagh canal was the first in the British Isles. It was used to transport coal from the mine at Coalisland to the city ...
  Newry Canal
This plan of ‘Newry and the works of the Navigation’ was drawn in 1763. The famous canal was started in 1731 and it carried coal from ...

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