Changing station for Mr Bianconi’s horses

Sunday, 10 March, 2013

Bianconi station

“In July, 1815, I started a car for the conveyance of passengers from Clonmel to Cahir, which I subsequently extended to Tipperary and Limerick. At the end of the same year I started similar cars from Clonmel to Cashel and Thurles, and from Clonmel to Carrick and Waterford; and I have since extended my establishment into the most thinly populated localities.”

Excerpt from a paper read by Charles Bianconi at the Cork meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 19 August, 1843.

Widely used before the introduction of railway transport, stagecoaches made regular trips between stations. A fresh set of horses would be staged at the next station, so the coach could continue after a quick stop to rehitch the new horse team. This station was located on the Knockmealdown Mountains, on the border of counties Tipperary and Waterford in Ireland.

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