From Michael Geraghty:
There is a photography exhibition currently running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square called Midland – Lár Tíre: Cycling the MGWR from past to present and features photographs along the 1,000km old Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) network. The photographer, Pamela De Brí (my sister), cycled the 1,000km and recorded her journey as photographs and audio tapes.
The exhibition will run until Sunday 24 May 2015 and here is a link to an article on the Journal.ie.
The history of the MGWR is linked to that of Irish waterways more closely than, I think, that of any other Irish railway.
Thanks for that info. Photography is a hobby of mine as is cycling. I cycled the Grand as far as Mullingar two years ago but haven’t managed to finish the trip yet ( I’m a fair weather cyclist )