Kilcoole railway station
Entrance to Kilcoole railway station
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Station code||KCOOL, 139|
|Fare zone||Suburban 6|
|30 October 1855||Opened, as Kilcoole and Newtownmountkennedy|
|by 1880||Renamed Kilcoole|
|9 June 1947||Goods services cease|
|30 March 1964||Closed|
|8 June 1980||Reopened|
|Dublin to Rosslare Line|
Kilcoole railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Chill Chomghaill) is a railway station in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland. The station serves the village of the same name and the town of Newtownmountkennedy. The station has 1 platform.
The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Kilcoole & Newtownmountkennedy. The station was closed in 1964 due to a lack of resources or use. It reopened on 2 November 1980 with the first train being the 05:30 train from Dublin Connolly stopping on its way to Wicklow. The train guard was a railway man called Mick O' Grady who was later to become the Station Manager of Dublin Pearse in 2008 until 2012.
The station is one of the least served on the whole Irish Rail network, with only a handful of trains a day. The service from the station is:
Monday to Friday
- 2 trains per day to Dublin Connolly via Bray Daly (one continuing to Dundalk Clarke)
- 2 trains per day to Rosslare Europort via Arklow
- 1 train per day to Wexford O'Hanrahan via Arklow
- 1 train per day to Dundalk Clarke via Bray Daly and Dublin Connolly
- 1 train per day to Rosslare Europort via Arklow
- No services call at the station on Sundays.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
South Eastern Commuter
|Greystones & Delgany||Dublin and South Eastern Railway
The station is located on Kilcoole Beach, right beside the coastline. There is a car-park, located to the west of the station's platform. There is no public transport to or from the station, although Dublin Bus route's 84 and 84x serve Sea Road around the Holywell area, a 10-minute walk. Kilcoole village is a 20-minute from the station while Newtownmountkennedy is an hours walk.
- "Kilcoole station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2008-04-23.