Shankill, south Co.Dublin, was the last station on the Dublin & Wicklow Railway's original mainline from Harcourt St to Bray. Sjankill Station was opened with the line from Bray to Dundrum in July 1854. The station building, which was located on the down side, is a typical D&WR construction, and still retains its original wooden roof edging. The roadside of the station has a 1970s constructed facade, while on the railway side, a single storey extension has been added. The signal cabin and waiting room were located on the up platform, now long since demolished. A siding once serving serving the nearby Ballycorus lead smelting plant was located at the north end of the station on the down side. The stone road overbridges north and south of the station area remain in situ. Just north of Shankill the former line crosses the Brides Glen on a fine five arch granite built viaduct. The Harcourt St to Bray line was ultimately closed by CIE in December 1958, although the majority of the route has since been reopened as the Green Luas tram line from Dublin's city centre.
The typical Dublin & Wicklow Railway station building at Shankill. Although the station has been extended in the foreground, much of the original features survive, such as the wooden roof edging, seen at many other D&WR stations. Shankill Station, looking south towards Bray from the nearby road overbridge. The station building can be seen in the distance. A siding once serving the Ballycorus lead smelting plant diverged to the left. If you miss Shankill Station than it's probably because of this unpleasant 1970s built structure located on the front of the original building, seen here from the forecourt. The side of the station building at Shankill, showing the 1970s and 1850s architecture. The brick chimney is a later addition also, but the wooden roof surrounds are typical D&WR design.
North of Shankill is the 1854 built five arch granite viaduct at Bride's Glen. The road which passes beneath the structure is the R116. The tall arch above the R116 at Bride's Glen, just north of Shankill. The Luas tram line from Dublin City's centre which is built largely on the former Harcourt St railway line terminates just north of the viaduct. The trackbed on the northern approach to the Bride's Glan viaduct north of Shankill. Metal fencing prevents the viaduct being crossed. In the foreground is possibly railway ballast, covered over for almost 50 years.