Merrion Gates

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Merrion Gates level crossing

The area called Merrion Gates, in Sandymount, Dublin 4, is roughly where the northbound Dublin DART line goes inland before the station at Sydney Parade, which lies to the north. Booterstown DART station is the nearest to the south. The lands of the School for the Visually Impaired are here. There were gates on the road here once, separating Dublin from the coastal territory to the south.[citation needed] The main road through the area is Merrion Road.

Nowadays, it is the border between Dublin City and the borough of Dun Laoghaire that crosses the Rock Road at Booterstown Marsh or Bird Sanctuary.

In December 2009 a truck driven over the level crossing damaged the overhead electric wires for the DART when the crane on the truck hit the wires. The truck driver was identified as being Eamonn Cosgrove

Merrion Gates strike again update. May 27,2013:Dart services were disrupted after a driver crashed into the Merrion Gates crossing between Sydney Parade and Booterstown stations shortly after 5.30am.


There is access on foot to Sandymount Strand just to the east of the railway crossing.

Railway Station[edit]

The old Train Station building

A railway station opened here in 1835 and closed on 1 August 1935.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sydney Parade railway station   Sealink
Mail packet
  Booterstown railway station

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Genevive Carbery (31 December 2009). "Dart disruption to continue until this evening". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Patricia McDonagh (31 December 2009). "Gardaí to question trucker in DART debacle". Irish Independent. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Merrion Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 12 January 2010

Coordinates: 53°18′59″N 6°12′18″W / 53.316388°N 6.204953°W / 53.316388; -6.204953