Dún Laoghaire (Mallin) Railway Station

Dún Laoghaire (Mallin) railway station
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The original station for Dún Laoghaire, then known as Kingstown, was situated some 0.8km closer to Dublin at the West Pier near to or at the present-day Salthill and Monkstown railway station. That station was the southern terminus of the first railway in Ireland, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR), which opened in 1834.  The station was renamed Dún Laoghaire in 1921 and given the name Ballin in 1966 in honour of Michael Ballin, a leader in the 1916 Rising.

Unusually, the station building is on a bridge above the platforms, in a setup similar to Leixlip Louisa Bridge railway station.

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