Cherryville Junction

Cherryville Junction, Co.Kildare, is located just west of Kildare town on the Dublin to Cork main line. The junction is where the Waterford line branches off. The Great Southern & Western Railway opened the Waterford line as far as Carlow in 1846, but created a junction here at Cherryville when the main line to Cork was constructed west towards Portarlington. The signal cabin at Cherryville, one of the oldest still standing, closed in 1976 when the first Centralised Traffic Control signalling was installed on CIE. The signal cabin also boasts a long post 1930s Great Southern Railway bilingual name board. Adjacent to the junction are some railway cottages, and of course a modern CTC aerial, but there was never a station here. The junction can be accessed from the old Dublin to Cork road (R445) out of Kildare town.