Clonakilty

The large coastal town of Clonakilty, Co.Cork, was the terminus of a 9 mile branch line which diverged from the main Cork to Bantry line at Clonakilty Jct, and opened in August 1886 by the West Cork Railway. Latterly operated by the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway, the entire West Cork railway system was closed by CIE in March 1961. Today the terminus at Clonakilty remains largely intact, and includes the main two storey stone built station building and single platform. The large corrugated iron goods shed and platform also survive and are now used by a local industry which occupies much of the station site. At the north end of the station is the derelict locomotive shed, however the nearby signal cabin appears to have been demolished.