I wish there was some non railway IH news to report, but there isn’t so it is another railway post!
Wicklow County Council are apparently carrying out surveys for a greenway along the entire Woodenbridge to Shillelagh trackbed – a very small part of which near Tinahely is a walkway (co-incidentally, I was there yesterday).
It will be interesting to see how the home owners at Tinahely will take this – one of these (the old goods store) won an award for the conversion of the building to a house a few years ago but such was their concern for privacy, the location of the house was unstated (I was able to figure it out). The station building is also now a private residence.
Separately, I see the car dealership that was in the goods store at Aughrim (another former station on this route) is now closed. As it is not generating rates income for Wicklow County Council, maybe they should see about buying the site/building, using the trackbed for the greenway and granting themselves planning permission for conversion of the goods store to a house, a la Tinahely. This would enhance the value of the building to be sold on to a third party.