Ballineen & Enniskean station, c. 1891

The adjoining villages of Ballineen and Enniskean had separate train stations, around one mile apart, when the West Cork railway arrived in c. 1866. The station shown below, built of stone with brick dressings, was opened half-way between the two in c. 1891. Also below is the corrugated iron goods shed, still in good condition and now part of a Pitch & Putt course, and a picture of Ballineen bridge, which (I believe) is mostly late 18th-century, and so considerably older than the villages’ railway heritage. Here is the Ordnance Survey link for the site of the old station.


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