INTRODUCTION: Today we are going to start from the day after the last train left Greenore and reveal various attempts to sell off the entire village, which for auction purposes included houses; hotel; golf course; railway station and dockside facilities which once served a deep water port. After this series we will then continue with events at Greenore from 1960 to 1964, because it is only by the documented and meticulous coverage of events, that we can we also expose as fraudulent the many claims by umpteen writers, concerning a past at Greenore that never happened.
Due to the fact that one part of Greenore faces Carlingford Lough with a territorial border that runs down the middle of this body of water, and because the railway station at Newry is in Northern Ireland, and had been part of a service originating in Greenore in the Republic of Ireland; an international problem had been created out of territory that was at one time all ruled by London.
In the years prior to that two-part phase following the Rising, which is when most of Ireland became independent, the integrated ferry and railway services arriving at Greenore, had all been a part of one British commercial and social service. This included the village and its houses; a golf course; hotel; port facility where the ferry docked, and the railway lines to Dundalk to the west, and Newry to the north.
Part of the line to Newry followed the embankment of Carlingford Lough which became divided between two national boundaries. Even the maintenance of the railway embankment which had originally been the responsibility of one commercial entity, became split between the administrations of two countries.
Initially a cross-border international operation had come into existence to take care of the management problems that then arose. However, after 1951 when operations ceased and the property at Greenore was broken up into several units for sale by auction, even maintenance of the embankment became a fractured liability.
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