Gleensk Railway Viaduct, Kerry

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  • Created: May 1, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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The Gleensk Viaduct is a fine example of railway engineering and was part of the Great Southern and Western Railway Line which ran from Valentia Island Harbour to Farranfore Junction for nearly one hundred years. This now disused and dismantled railway line was one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world, the western most in Europe and a tourist attraction that Ireland can only dream of now.

Walking on some sections of this railway line is not advised and is at your own risk. Some sections are on steep and unstable ground and there are also closed bridges and unused viaducts which may require permission to access. A section of this line also forms part of the Kerry Way National Waymarked Trail at the beginning of Mountain Stage near Glenbeigh.

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1. Gleensk Railway Viaduct, Kerry

Altitude: 71 m