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Irish Railway Architecture is a research blog documenting the architecture of the Great Northern Railway in Ireland.

My name is Siobhan Osgood and I am documenting and analysing the architecture of the GNRI across its entire original network for my PhD at Trinity College Dublin.

It is a work in progress and one stop at a time, photographs and histories of each location and its architecture shall emerge and be shared.

Join me for the journey!



I am always interested in writing blogs and articles for publications and journals, as well as giving interviews.

I love giving presentations, so feel free to contact me if you'd like me to give a lecture or talk. irishrailarch@gmail.com

Publications

  • Osgood, S., ‘Railway Architecture: The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) at Dundalk’, Industrial Archaeology Journal, Taylor and Francis: Didcot, Volume 40, Issue 2, 2018 (forthcoming). 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Building of the Month: Dundalk Old Station’, Buildings of Ireland, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: Dublin (forthcoming). 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Engineering Railway Architecture: The GNRI at Dundalk’, Irish Railway Record Society Journal, IRRS: Dublin, Volume 27, Issue 127, June 2017, pp 273-275. 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Building Blocks: Legacy of GNR remains in houses around Dundalk’, Architecture Ireland, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland: Dublin, 11 January 2017. 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Building Blocks: Legacy of GNR remains in houses around Dundalk’, Dundalk Democrat, 12 January 2017.

Awards

Association of Industrial Archaeology Dissertation Award 2017, for my master’s research, Railway Architecture: The GNRI at Dundalk.

Citations

  • Kavanagh, P., ‘The History of Local Buildings’, Dundalk Democrat, 23 May 2018. 
  • Anon., ‘Lecture on GNR Works in Museum’, The Argus, 23 May 2018. 
  • Lynch, D., ‘Dundalk railway expert 'appalled and alarmed' at removal of historic building from protected list’, Dundalk Democrat, 2 February 2017. 
  • Lynch, D., ‘Save Our Railway Heritage’, Dundalk Democrat, front page, p. 4 and in Editor's Opinion p. 12, 6 February 2017. 

Lectures and Interviews 

  • Osgood, S., ‘Architecture of the GNRI’, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Belfast (forthcoming, December 2018). 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Engineering Railway Architecture - the GNRI’, Guest Lecture, Irish Railway Record Society, Dublin, 12 April 2018. 
  • Osgood, S., ‘Engineering Railway Architecture - the GNRI’, Guest Lecture, Irish Railway Record Society, London, 7 December 2017. 
  • Radio Interview: Town Talk, Dundalk FM, Interview regarding protection of GNRI's engineering works, 15 minutes, 12 February 2017. 
  • Osgood, S., Members’ Slideshow, Irish Railway Record Society, Dublin, 24 November 2016. 

Grants

Trinity College Dublin, PhD Studentship, March 2018 - March 2021. Full fees and stipend.