• Athenry Rail Transport 1863-1909-Hansard Records

    Source: Hansard House of Commons Debates LOCAL AND PERSONAL ACTS, HC Deb 28 July 1863 vol 172 c1500 An Act to extend the Time for the Compiction of the Athenry and Ennis Junction Railway; and for other purposes. Tramways Order ...
  • Athenry Railway Station

    By Jim Flynn Source: Athenry ADC’S publication-The Athenry Journal 1995 In 1851 The Midland Great Western Railway opened its station in Athenry. The line was extended from Athenry to Galway completing one hundred and twenty eight miles of railway. At ...
  • IRISH RAILWAYS

        The first Irish Railway ran from Dublin to Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire) and was opened on 17th December 1834. MAINLINE RAILWAY MILEAGE (5″-3″). 1853 – 840 miles  1872 – 2,091 miles 1894 – 3,044 miles 1920 – 3,442 ...
  • A HISTORY OF RAILWAYS IN IRELAND

    By J.G. Conroy MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. (From 1888 to 1906) The committee decided in favour of the amalgamation of the Great Southern and Western and the Waterford, Limerick and Western Companies, granting the Midland Great Western Railway Company a ...
  • Nora Byrne’s Memories of Athenry Railway Station

    Source: Fas Teamwork Scheme (1990-1992) Team Leader: Mrs. Marie Fahy Scheme Sponsor; Athenry Project Society Nora Byrne was born at the Railway gates at the station. She commenced work in 1940 and was trained to be a telegraphist. She then ...