#OTD in 1844 – April Fool’s Day – The Train to Drogheda.

During the final week of March, 1844, placards appeared around Dublin advertising a free train ride on 1st April to all who desired it, transporting passengers to the town of Drogheda and back. Early on the first of April a large crowd gathered at the station. As a train approached, the crowd surged forward, eager […]

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