Dublin/Portlaoise/Cork are available at Ballybrophy station. A waiting room and
toilets are available in Ballybrophy station. Some connections are also available at Limerick (to Dublin/Limerick
Junction /Cork/Ennis/Galway). Wi-fi: There
is free-to-use Wi-fi onboard the trains and each station on the line has an eircom WiFiHub hotspot (details
on the eircom website).
Rail Partnership: The line has its own rail partnership - one may wish to browse "Nenagh Rail Partnership" on Facebook.There is also a Facebook page for Roscrea station - "Irish Rail Roscrea".
description of the line:
The line commences at the small County Laois village of
Ballybrophy, where connections to/from Dublin/Portlaoise/Cork are available,
though for most of its length is within North County Tipperary.
intermediate station is the heritage town of Roscrea which has several features of historical interest including a castle, Damer House, the round tower and high cross. Cloughjordan is the next
station and there is an ecovillage near its centre. The following station
serves Nenagh, the principal town in
North County Tipperary.
Pleasant scenery, such as the Silvermine Mountains, may be enjoyed along the way before reaching Birdhill. This station is around 6km from Killaloe (which is picturesquely situated on
the River Shannon at the Southern tip of Lough Derg). After crossing into
County Limerick and serving Castleconnell station (reopened in the late 1980s) the
Waterford-Limerick Junction-Limerick line is joined at Killonan (there’s a
signal cabin here but no longer a station). Limerick city soon comes into view.
Limerick Colbert station is the terminus. The city centre is within walking
Roscrea round tower
West gable of 12th Century Church of St. Cronan
Approach to Cloughjordan from the railway station. Photo (c) B. Allan