Oranmore, Co.Galway, just east of Galway City, is located on the main line from Dublin, opened by the Midland Great Western Railway in August 1851. Oranmore was closed in June 1963, but the station retained a siding for oil traffic until the early 1980s when that traffic ceased. The derelict and now disconnected siding remains, though quite overgrown. The single storey MGWR station building is now a private residence, while brick waiting room also remains in situ. The up platform, and part of the down platform survives, while the former goods shed has been incorporated into an industrial unit. In the future new a station is to be built in the Oranmore area to serve the expanded commuter traffic into Galway City.
Oranmore Station, looking east towards Dublin, showing the former station building which closed in June 1963. The single storey Midland Great Western Railway station building at Oranmore, constructed in August 1851. Part of the down platform remains, as seen in this picture. The small brick MGWR waiting room on the up platform at Oranmore Station, it has not seen a passenger since 1963. View from the west end of Oranmore Station looking towards Galway. To the right can be seen the former stone built MGWR goods shed. In the distance is the N6 Galway to Dublin road overbridge.
The road side entrance into the former Oranmore Station. Note the original MGWR lamp on the left. The overgrown and disconnected oil siding at Oranmore, located on the down side of the station. Note the remains of the oil pipes/pumps in the foreground. Another view of the overgrown and disconnected oil siding at Oranmore Station. Access to the siding was from a nearby ground lever frame. The overgrown buffer stop at the former headshunt at the eastern end of the oil siding at Oranmore Station, out of use since the early 1980s.
Adjacent to Oranmore Station is a scrap yard, which includes this short length of track which is not connected to the main line.