Geashill, Co.Offaly, on the Portlarlington to Athlone line served a sparsely populated area, however the station remained open until June 1963. In the early 1970s, Galway and western line services were re-routed via the Portarlington line and with the increased services a new loop was installed at Geashill Station, which is now used regularly for crossing trains, particularly for freight. The Great Southern & Western Railway station building at Geashill, dating from opening in October 1854, has an unique character and is excellently maintained, complete with original doors and windows panes. Although platforms were demolished, the wooden waiting shelter was preserved in the station's garden. Adjacent to the station is the former goods shed and a small stone railway cottage.