Station Name: ISLAND ROAD


[Source: Nick Catford]

Date opened: 1.7.1909
Location: ?
Company on opening: Midland & Great Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 4.2.1963
Date closed completely: 4.2.1963
Company on closing: Córas Iompair Éireann
Present state: The station is extant as a private residence
County: Roscommon
Date of visit: April 1981

Notes: The Great Northern & Western Railway opened the line between Athlone and Roscommon on the 13th February 1860, and the extension to Castlerea was completed on the 15th November 1860. In 1863 the Sligo and Ballaghaderreen Junction Railway was authorised to build a branch from Kilfree on the Sligo line. The branch opened on 2nd November 1874 with an intermediate station at Edmondstown; freight on the branch was mainly agricultural with three passenger trains a day.

The line was absorbed into the Midland & Great Western Railway in 1879 and a second intermediate station at Island Road was opened on 1st July 1909.

The line closed to passengers and freight on 4th February 1963


Island Road Station
hoto from station owner

Island Road Station in April 1981
hoto by Nick Catford


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