Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD launches exciting new exhibition on History of Trams in Dublin

3rd October, 2014

A new exhibition exploring The History of Trams in Dublin has just opened in Clerys Department Store. The exhibition is sponsored by Luas Cross City and will run in the
Clerys Heritage Museum until the end of 2014. Curated by the Little Museum of Dublin, it brings us from the days of the horse-drawn tram to the 21st Century Luas.
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD officially launched the exhibition today(Friday).

Speaking at the launch, Minister Donohoe said: “I am proud to open this exhibition on the history of trams in Dublin. All those involved – the Little Museum of Dublin, Luas Cross City, and Clerys are to be commended for the work they have done in bringing this project to life. I am happy to see that the exhibition is free admission so that the maximum number of people will be able to come in and enjoy it for themselves.”

“A century ago the Dublin Tramways were the envy of cities the world over, and with the development of Luas Cross City, connecting the north and south side lines,
Dublin will once again have a tram network at its heart to be proud of.”

Reflecting on the genesis of the exhibition, Gerry Murphy, CEO, National Transport Authority said, “The Luas Cross City project wants to support initiatives within our
local community and the heart of the city. We are delighted to have found a way to celebrate the history of trams as we work towards the tram system of tomorrow.”
Gerhard Scully of Clerys Department Store says he is “delighted to be working with the Little Museum of Dublin and Luas Cross City to offer our customers the
opportunity to visit this exciting new exhibition.”

Director of Development at the Little Museum, Sarah Costigan, comments, “We’ve enjoyed curating this exhibition in conjunction with our partners in Luas Cross City and Clerys. Our goal was to give the people of Dublin a colourful and amusing history of trams in the city.”