The Visit

Waterford Greenway

The Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway

The Waterford, Dungarvan and Lismore Railway Company, was set-up in 1872. This 43 mile stretch of railway was the most expensive line to be built in Ireland at the time, as it followed the most difficult route of any railway in the South. It was a very hilly line with a series of sharp curves, a tunnel 418 feet long near Durrow and two viaducts, one at Durrow and the other at Ballyvoyle.cappoquin Railway Bridge

The stations along the route were Kilmeadan, Kilmacthomas, Durrow and Stradbally, Dungarvan, Cappagh, Cappoquin and Lismore. The Duke od Devonshire, whose Irish baronial seat is at Lismore Castle, was the main shareholder and its chariman, hence the line became known as the "Dukes Line".

It became a major part of the History of Waterford during the Was of Independance and Civil War. It was used in guerrille warfare against the occupying forces and there was many an attack on occupying forces travelling by train to conduct business as the saw it of our country. The Railway also featured in the Civil War with the Railway Bridge in Ballyvoyle being blown up on the 8th of August 1922 but the railway was seen as so important a new bridge was constructed over the following year.


After your Waterford Greenwat experience, you can travel from Dungarvan to Lismore via a brand new timetable with the Local Link Waterford; making travelling to West Waterford much easier and convenient for visitors.Railway Station

There is so much to see and do in Lismore from the award winning "Lismore Experience", Family Adventure Pack and The Town Guided Tour at Lismore Heritage Centre, The Lismore Castle Gardens & Art Centre, to the picturesque Lady Louisa's Walk along the Blackwater River, the Ballysaggartmore Towers with their imposing gothic style Gate Lodge and so much more.

With a wide range of amazing historical houses and gardens in the West Waterford area you will not have a moment to take a breath with so much to see and do. 

Local Link Waterford

Local Link Timetable

Bike Hire 

For expert advice on organising a most memorable Day Out please contact:

  • Aoife McCabe
    Lismore Heritage Centre
    Tel: 076 1102157
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Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: 058 54975 / 058 54855