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Ballybunion B&B

The Tides Guest House Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland

Lartigue Monorail

Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel. The original steam-powered monorail (designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue) ran for nine miles between Listowel and the seaside resort of Ballybunion.

Operating from 1888 to 1924, it carried passengers, livestock and freight along a rail supported on A-shaped trestles. It occupies a special place in railway history as the only monorail of its type to operate successfully on a commercial basis. During its lifetime, the original Lartigue Monorail was an object of much interest, curiosity and amusement.


Lartigue Monorail

Nowadays, your visit includes a short demonstration journey on a full-scale diesel-powered replica of the original monorail. During the journey you will experience the unique features of the monorail and will observe its ingenious switching system.

Before or after your journey, you can visit the Lartigue Museum to watch film of the original Lartigue and see models, displays and memorabilia of the Lartigue and main-line railways. The friendly staff, consisting mainly of volunteers, will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions.


Lartigue Monorail Accommodation

The Tides B&B in Ballybunion has special offers to suit most budgets to meet with the current climate we live in. So why not make a weekend or midweek break and include the Lartigue Monorail as part of your get away package.

Give us a call on 0866000665 or send us an e-mail below.





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