Curragh

The Curragh platforms on the ex Great Southern & Western Railway's Dublin to Cork main line, Co Kildare, were built to serve the nearby famous racecourse. The station has both up and down low platforms, the up once being partly wooden, and can be access from the adjacent road overbridge where steps are provided. Both platforms retain their 1980s style wooden waiting shelters, complete with platform step ladders, all painted in late 1980s Irish Rail blue livery. There was also once a very short branch which converged just at the north end of the down platform; it served the nearer 'Curragh Racecourse Station' opposite the course stands, but it closed in 1977 and was lifted in 1988. The trackbed is now used as an access road to the main line. The main line Curragh platforms were last used in 1999 and station is now officially disused.