Disused Railway – Ennis to Lahinch

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Clare
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance46.75 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude4 m
  • Peak88 m
  • Climb145 m
  • Descent144 m

The narrow gauge West Clare Railway (WCR) was opened fully 1887 and served Ennis, Corofin, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay and operated until 31 January 1961.  An extension to this line, the South Clare Railway, was opened fully in 1892 and served Quilty, Kilmurry, Doonbeg and Moyasta Junction. At Moyasta the line divided into two branches. One ran west to Kilkee and the other to Kilrush and Cappagh Pier.  This section of dismantled and disused railway has the potential to be developed as a walking and cycling route.

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