The large town of Fermoy, Co.Cork, was first served by rail when the Great Southern & Western Railway opened their line from Mallow in 1860, where they established a terminus on the north side of River Blackwater. In 1872, the Fermoy & Lismore Railway, whom the GSWR later took over, opened their line between Fermoy and Lismore, which eventually formed the Mallow to Waterford line. The GSWR station at Fermoy was a substantial structure built of stone and featuring a train shed. The signal cabin was located at the west end of the station, adjacent to the former bay platform which served trains on the Mitchelstown branch, opened in 1891 and closed completely in 1953. The goods shed and yard was located on the west side of the station, and beyond the rail overbridge across the N8 was the original terminus of the F&LR, closed after the GSWR take over in 1882. The scenic Mallow to Waterford closed in 1967.

Today, the station, along with the trainshed, goods shed and signal cabin remain. The only F&LR structure left is their former goods shed, which remains largely intact. East of the town is the impressive Carrickabrick Viaduct which crosses the River Blackwater.
The substantial stone built station building at Fermoy, located just off the N8 road. The station opened in 1860 with the opening Great Southern & Western's line from Mallow. Fermoy was a terminus until the Fermoy & Lismore Railway opened their line from Lismore in 1872, eventually forming the Mallow to Waterford line. The wooden roofed train shed at Fermoy still stands as seen here. On the platform within the former trainshed at Fermoy Station. Note the wall attached sign still in situ. The double wooden doors led to the Mitchelstown bay platform, this being the western side of the station. ©Fred Dean The single platform within the trainshed at Fermoy Station is still in situ. This, and the Mitchelstown bay were the only platforms at the GSWR station. ©Fred Dean
The roof supports within the former trainshed at Fermoy Station, with the end of the shed visible in the backround. This view is looking west towards Mallow. ©Fred Dean Looking east towards Waterford from within the former trainshed at Fermoy. The retaining wall is visible on the left. ©Fred Dean The GSWR signal cabin at Fermoy Station still survive, though now boarded up. The cabin was set back away from the line adjacent to the bay platform that served branch trains to Mitchelstown. The substantial stone built goods shed, located at the east end of Fermoy Station. It has not seen any goods traffic since 1967.
Another view of Fermoy's large stone built goods shed, with the goods office visible at this end. In the backround is the station's former trainshed. Some of the cast iron canopy supports are still attached to the former goods shed at Fermoy Station. Part of the former goods loading bank still survives at the eastern end of Fermoy Station, as seen here behind the fence. The trackbed at the east end of Fermoy Station, looking towards Waterford. A once extensive track layout once existed here.
At the eastern extremity of the GSWR's station at Fermoy was a steel girder rail overbridge which crossed the N8. The bridge was removed shortly after the line closed and removed to the Navan line at Platin, Co.Meath. Located on the eastern side of the N8 road was the terminus of the Fermoy & Lismore Railway. Today, only the primitive F&LR goods shed remains. Another shot of the former Fermoy & Lismore Railway goods shed, dating from 1872. After the GSWR took over the F&LR, all trains served the GSWR's own station.