Thurles railway station
An IE 22000 Class train at Thurles
|Location||Railway Road, Thurles, County Tipperary, E41 H027|
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Original company||Great Southern and Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Southern and Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Southern Railways|
|1880||line to Clonmel opened|
|1963||Clonmel passenger trains withdrawn|
|1967||line to Clonmel closed|
On 5 August that year William Smith O'Brien was arrested on the station while waiting for a train after an unsuccessful insurrection in Ballingarry in South Tipperary. There is a plaque at the station commemorating the event.
In 1880 the Southern Railway of Ireland opened between Thurles and Clonmel on the Waterford and Limerick Railway, making Thurles a junction. CIÉ withdrew passenger services from the Thurles – Clonmel line in 1963 and closed the line to freight in 1967.
Thurles station has three times won the Irish Rail Best Intercity Station prize.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
Dublin–Cork Main Line
Dublin-Limerick Main Line
|terminus||Great Southern and Western Railway
|Horse and Jockey|