Killorglin Railway Bridge Trail
In 1885, Killorglin burst into life thanks to the arrival of the most westerly railway line in Europe, Great Southern and Western’s route from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour. The train’s journey however, would have been cut short by the River Laune, if it were not for the building of the Laune Viaduct, known locally as the Metal Bridge.
Now retired, the railway bridge offers amazing views over the surrounding landscape, out to Castlemaine Harbour and as far as MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. This gentle, 35-minute stroll can be used by those short on time to learn of some of the town’s history while observing its beating heart, the river itself.