Disused Railway – Portlaoise to Killkenny

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Laois
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance49.74 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude50 m
  • Peak124 m
  • Climb63 m
  • Descent104 m

The Portlaoise (Maryborough) Railway Station became a Junction in 1867, when the Waterford & Kilkenny Railway extended its line northwards through Abbeyleix, following the route of the Kilkenny Junction Railway operated by the Great Southern & Western Railway architecture but closed in 1962.  This section of dismantled railway may have the potential to be developed as a walking/cycle route.

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