List of town tramway systems in the Republic of Ireland

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Ireland. It includes all tram systems in Ireland, past and present; cities with currently operating systems, and those systems themselves, are indicated in bold and blue background colored rows. The use of the diamond (♦) symbol indicates where there were (or are) two or more independent tram systems operating concurrently within a single metropolitan area. Those tram systems that operated on other than standard gauge track (where known) are indicated in the 'Notes' column.

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Arigna Tramway Arigna Steam 1887 1959 Operated by the Cavan, Leitrim & Roscommon Light Railway and Tramway Company Limited
Cork Tramways Company Cork Horse 12 Sep 1872 Dec 1875  
Cork Electric Tramways and Lighting Company Electric 2 Dec 1898 30 Sep 1931 Gauge: 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in)
Dublin United Tramways Dublin Horse 1 Feb 1872 1901  
Electric 16 May 1896 3 Jul 1949 Operation suspended during part of 1944 because of fuel (coal) shortage; service restored 2 October 1944.
Luas Electric 30 Jun 2004   Light rail
Dublin Southern District Tramways Dublin - Dún Laoghaire - Dalkey Horse 17 Mar 1879  ? Opened in stages, completed 9 July 1885. Taken over by the Dublin United Tramways on 28 September 1896
Steam  ?  ?
Electric 16 May 1896 3 Jul 1949
Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway Dublin - Blessington Steam 1 Aug 1886 31 Dec 1932 Gauge: 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Blessington and Poulaphouca Steam Tramway ♦♦ Blessington - Poulaphouca Steam 1 May 1895 1927
Dublin and Lucan Steam Tramway Company Dublin - Lucan Steam 1 Jun 1881  ? Gauge: 914 mm (3 ft)
Opened in stages, completed 1 February 1883.
Dublin and Lucan Electric Tramway Company Electric 1900 14 Apr 1940 Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Separate undertaking (from main Dublin system) to 1925.
Lucan, Leixlip & Celbridge Steam Tramway ♦♦ Lucan - Leixlip Steam 1889 1900  
Lucan & Leixlip Electric Railway Electric 1900 1925  
  Dublin - Howth Electric 26 Jul 1900 29 Mar 1941  
Hill of Howth Tramway Howth Head Electric 17 Jun 1901 1 Jun 1959 Gauge: 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in).
Operation suspended Jun–Sep 1944 because of fuel (coal) shortage.
Galway and Salthill Tramway Galway - Salthill Horse 1879 1918 Gauge: 914 mm (3 ft)

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