Lucan North

Lucan North, located on the main Dublin to Sligo line between Leixlip and Clonsilla, was opened with the line by the Midland Great Western Railway in April 1849, but was closed by the Great Southern Railway in 1941. During the 1980s there were proposals to reopen this station with the ongoing growing suburbs of Lucan, but this never happened. The MGWR station building located on the down side of the line survives, now in private ownership and is much extended, but still shows its original MGWR architecture similar to that of nearby Leixlip Station. Remarkably on the up side of the line, the brick waiting shelter complete with canopy also remains. The goods yard and Shackleton's Mill siding were located just east before the station, the site is now used for engineering access to the line.
The disused Lucan North Station, looking east towards Dublin. The Midland Great Western Railway brick built waiting shelter is on the left, with main building on the right. The station was opened with the line in September 1848, but was closed in January 1947. The much altered Lucan North Station. The structure is similar to that found at nearby Leixlip. This type of building was built on the section of line between Dublin and Maynooth.