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Ardglass Station

Ardglass Station

Terminus at a fishing port

Ardglass in Northern Ireland has traditionally been an important fishing port. The catch of the day consists mainly of herring, shrimps and whitefish.

One hundred and fifty years ago, this was no different. A thirteen-kilometer-long branch was constructed along the Belfast and County Down Railway at the end of the nineteenth century to transport the loads of fish inland. From 1892 onwards, freight trains mainly ran from Downpatrick station to Ardglass.

Today, the railway line no longer exists. It was closed in 1950, leaving the terminus station in Ardglass abandoned. Northern Ireland Greenways plans to convert the old railway line into a cycle path, with the station building becoming one of the highlights.

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