Dún Laoghaire (Mallin) Railway Station

Dún Laoghaire (Mallin) railway station
Paul Sharp

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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