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'I Wouldn't Be Here If It Wasn't For Iarnród Éireann'

By seank

February 18, 2019 at 10:26am

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We asked our readers to provide their best Irish Rail stories, for a chance to win a €500 voucher for train journeys around Ireland. Vote for your favourite at the bottom of this article! Here's story #1 from Anne...

"This is really my mum's story.

"It happened during a bus strike in Dublin during the 1960s. When my mother missed her chance to get a lift from Temple Street with the army, my dad pulled up and offered her a lift. He was a goods guard for CIE and he brought her to what was then Kingsbridge Station (now known as Heuston Station).

Train Couple Black And White

"For the next year, she stalked Kingsbridge for a glimpse of him and he stalked Temple Street for her. A year later, by chance, she spotted him standing on the platform at Kingsbridge and knocked on the window to get his attention.

"One week later he proposed.

"So if it wasn't for Iarnród Éireann, I wouldn't be here."

Before you vote, read Holly's Story: 'He Got A Phone Call About 10 Minutes Before We Arrived — His Face Fell And He Was On The Verge Of Tears'

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