"Erected by Blackpool Historical Society in conjunction with Cork Corporation
“On the morning of March 13, 1850, tragedy struck at the construction site of Cork Railway Tunnel hereunder. Explosives were being used to clear rock but a mis-timed blast left two dead& many injured. Killed at the scene were Michael Driscoll (24) from Broad Lane & John McDonnel (30) of Fosters Lane. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh an anamacha.
I do remember, before the days of protective barriers when one could walk to the end of the platform and across the tracks or into the tunnel if so inclined. Someone once tried to convince me that a short way into the tunnel was a storage room where chocolate was stored but I never dared to establish whether true or otherwise.
I never heard about the explosives accident until reading the plaque.