Old Rail Trail

Old Rail Trail, Mullingar: Hours, Address, Old Rail Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Rail Trail
4.5
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00:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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James9023
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Apr 2022
My family and I had had a fantastic day out cycing from Mullingar recently. It was alot of fun and a lovely way to enjoy a cycle with children without the worry of dangerous roads. The only down side for me was the lack of facilities along the route. On the day we did it, there was not one shop along the route, nor a working facility to top up your water bottle. I was disappointed and think it is missing an opportunity there to get more families enjoying it but all things considered, a great day out. Just come prepared with a packed lunch, water and have a picnic along the way!
Written 21 April 2022
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Olive O
Tipperary, Ireland27 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did this trail in 2 days. Day 1 from athlone to streamstown return and day 2 was streamstown to mullingar return. We really enjoyed the trail. Nice and wide, great countryside views.
Written 23 August 2021
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EFitzH
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
Jul 2021
First time to bike this greenway from Mullingar to Athlone. Very flat, straight, good surface. Enjoyable journey. This route needs more places to stop for coffee, breaks, etc. One coffee shop on the route only seems to open at weekends.
Moate, midway along the trip, did not have a lot of lunch options. On return journey, we stopped at Moate Golf Club for bite to eat - would recommend - lovely staff, reasonable prices.
Written 6 August 2021
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Fintan C
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Completed waste of time. The website advertised 2 companies who hire out bike. The first one which looked more suitable as if advertised it’s bikes being located beside the greenway, has been out of business for a year (as I eventually found out). The other one which is over 2 km away, was closed on the day I visited. Absolute shambles.
Written 2 September 2020
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Mel
Mullingar, Ireland16 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I use this trail for doing my long runs and interval runs. When you get pass the Ballina turn off, there isn't many people on this trail. Cycles like it, and everyone is friendly when you meet them.
Only downside is what the cows leave behind and is not tidied up(but one of the joys of nature).
For about 2.5km there are some benches for those wanting to sit and rest and have something to eat.
Written 20 August 2020
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Gobnait o lunacy
Cork35 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Athlone end tended to be littered. Littering thins out in country areas.

Gates not the easiest to negotiate with bike.

Moate could have been rebuilt as an attractive cafe, bike hire, whatever. Fine building simply bricked up.

Streamstown, a nice display of horse agri machinery, odd sculpture "things" made of horse shoes. A 1916 Proclamation plaque fixed to the building for no apparent reason.

ONE water fountain encountered at Castletown (it wasn't working, come on, really?)

Surface by canal bank close to Mullingar was rippled and uneven. Less said about the town itself the better.
Written 8 August 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,423 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We had an absolutely lovely cycle on the delightful Old Rail Trail. We went from Castletown Station to Moate and back. I really can't praise the powers that be enough for developing this wonderful amenity.
Lovely views of the surrounding countryside and great to be out among the sounds of nature.
AIt is really well surfaced and is plenty wide enough to allow faster cyclists by or to allow two way travel.
Written 21 July 2020
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Ovidiu Stefan
Dublin, Ireland396 contributions
Jun 2020
40 km cycling or walking path on the Old Rail Trail between Mullingar and Athlone.Peaceful and refreshing trail for the lovers of outdoor activities
Written 9 July 2020
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POTR
27 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Cycled from Mullingar to roughly half way. Totally off road on a great path suitable for all types of bike and for leisure cyclists to those looking to get up a head of steam
Looking forward to a return visit at some stage to leave from athlone
Written 6 October 2019
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Eamon W
13 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Brilliant job what a fantastic day we had this is a great green way and a credit to all who have made it possible
Written 8 September 2019
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