Disused Railway – Collooney to Tuam

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Sligo
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance129.06 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude29 m
  • Peak104 m
  • Climb354 m
  • Descent347 m

Collooney has a strange railway history. Considering its tiny population it had 3 railway stations between 1895 and 1957 providing access to most of the country by rail. It was served by three railway companies each with a seperate station, the Midland Great Western from Mullingar/Dublin, the Great Southern and Western (GS&WR) from Claremorris/Limerick and the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties (SLNCR) from Manorhamilton/Enniskillen. A section of dismantled railway may have the potential to be developed as a walking/cycle route.

The Athenry & Tuam Railway opened in 1860 and was extended to Collooney Junction in 1895.  Known as the Burma Road due to the high number of level crossings, passenger services ceased between Collooney and Claremorris in 1963.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any point on the old line and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the line live on screen and keep on track.

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Collooney has a strange railway history. Considering its tiny population it had 3 railway stations between 1895 and 1957 providing access to most of the country by rail. It was served by three railway companies each with a seperate station, the Midland Great Western from Mullingar/Dublin, the Great Southern and Western (GS&WR) from Claremorris/Limerick and the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties (SLNCR) from Manorhamilton/Enniskillen. A section of dismantled railway may have the potential to be developed as a walking/cycle route.

The Athenry & Tuam Railway opened in 1860 and was extended to Collooney Junction in 1895.  Known as the Burma Road due to the high number of level crossings, passenger services ceased between Collooney and Claremorris in 1963.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any point on the old line and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the line live on screen and keep on track.

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