Maam Cross 1940s

Courtesy Eamonn Greville

Courtesy Eamonn Greville


About Connemara Railway Project at Maam Cross

Maam Cross railway station on the erstwhile Galway to Clifden branch of the former Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland is set to see trains again after over eighty years of disuse.

The derelict station standing on 8.5 acres has been acquired by a not for profit company limited by guarantee – MGWR (2017) DAC with a view to its restoration in the Connemara wilderness.

The Promoters vision is to recreate a snapshot of the west of Ireland country railway, complete with track and heritage trains – a working railway experience, drawing on early to mid-twentieth century themes of emigration, conflict, rural life, and of course ‘The Quiet Man’ which was filmed in the surrounding savage beauty of Connemara.

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29/06/2024 Latest video: Testing continue at Maam Cross before the opening later this summer
18/05/2024 Work continues at Maam Cross Station
25/03/2024 Another great day at Maam Cross
10/03/2024 Preparation for early Summer opening!
15/02/2024 Historic day at Maam Cross!
15/02/2024 Our Goods Store
21/01/2024 More track arrives at Maam Cross
16/12/2023 Waiting for the night mail (Maam Cross by night)
7/12/2023 The new temporary terminus of our line in beautiful winter sunshine
11/11/2023 Track laying in the direction of Oughterard
21/10/2023 Extending the line towards Oughterard
15/09/2023 Installation of platform seats at Maam Cross station!
09/09/2023 Restoration of iconic nameboard on Up platform at Maam Cross station!
31/08/2023 The signal cabin has been fully rebuilt
22/07/2023 New and welcome sponsorship by Fleetwood Paints
05/06/2023 Work has started on the water tank

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