Ireland's disused tunnels

Just as happened in the UK, the Fifties and Sixties saw many of Ireland's railways closed in the name of rationalisation, including most of the Republic's branch lines. Although the network was quite extensive, the number of disused tunnels is relatively small. There are however several notable structures including one within a hair's breadth of a mile in length.

As is the case with our main tunnels database, we have looked for links to photographs or information about each entry. The 'Portal' links takes you to an aerial view showing the portal's location. For tunnels in the Republic of Ireland, an additional link is provided to mapping on the OSI website.

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Current total:
Snow Hill
F&R
217
1
1906
2010
[Name] [Alt_Name] [Location]
[company_abbreviation]
[Yards]
[Tracks]
[Opened]
[Closed]
[Info]
[Name] [Alt_Name] [Location]
R&N
37(g)
1
~1875
<1907
Charlestown
M&L
250
[Op_Cl]
Hawthorns (Puddlebrook)
GW
638
1
Although construction work was completed on Hawthorns Tunnel in the 1870s, the line through it never officially opened. Its rails were lifted in 1917.
[Name] [Alt_Name] [Location]
GW
97
2
1906
1976
Hunting Butts Tunnel became an operational part of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in 2010.
[Name] [Alt_Name] [Location]
Het
~97
1822
1959

 
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