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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 9 (December 1, 1937.)

The famous “Irish Mail.”

The famous “Irish Mail.”

Travel between Great Britain and Ireland is always heavy at this season, and at Christmas the railways of both Northern Ireland and the Free State expect record business. Probably the most favoured route to and from Erin's Isle is that provided by the L. M. & S. Railway, between Holyhead and Kingstown. Two sailings a day are afforded in each direction, the actual sea crossing being one of about three hours. Most famous of all Anglo-Irish train links is the “Irish Mail,” running between Euston Station, London, and Holyhead. On the Irish side, through services link Kingstown with every centre of importance. These latter connections are made by the comfortable trains of the Great Southern Railway of Ireland. Among the more frequented vacation haunts in Ireland are the beautiful cities of Belfast and Dublin; the far-famed Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland; St. Patrick's burial-place, Derry; the lakes and castle of Killarney; and last, but by no means least, the historic Blarney Stone. Northern Ireland is fortunate in being served by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. Its beautiful beach resorts, the picturesque Glens of Antrim, and the lovely Mountains of Mourne, annually draw thousands of tourists.