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Old Rail Trail

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Nice cycle

Busy at times with walkers and cyclists. Could do with better sign post to get to the main roads... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
misty p
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Mullingar to Athlone

Cycle trip on the old rail trail, 40km to Athlone- stayed overnight and did the return leg the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Tom M
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Station Road, Moate | R01, Bridge House, Mullingar, Ireland
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Firstly, did this trip midweek so the place was pretty much empty, save a few walkers and cyclists nearer the towns and after office/school hours. I can imagine how crowded it would be at weekends and summer, so I would avoid like the plague then....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

A tale of three punctures We did 8km of this trail from the Mullingar side recently, hiring bikes at Outdoor Escape bike shop near an entrance to the trail (recommended). We originally tried the Mullingar Bike Hire place as we had spotted on Tripadvisor that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Busy at times with walkers and cyclists. Could do with better sign post to get to the main roads and villages

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank misty p
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Cycle trip on the old rail trail, 40km to Athlone- stayed overnight and did the return leg the following day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed October 21, 2018

In many ways this could be the best cycle/walk path in Ireland e.g. perfect surface, quiet environment, no motorised traffic, plenty of farms,cattle, sheep etc to see, terrific for those people who want to get out and walk or cycle for the first time, perfectly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Beltupbaby
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was our first cycle on the Trail even though we have already had very pleasant walks on various sections . We set out from Castletown Geoghegan and thoroughly enjoyed the cycle to Mullingar. Lovely countryside, quiet & safe to cycle . The leaves are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joang51
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Apart from being comfortable for cycling with small children, not much to see or do. Old stations nicely decorated.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Treasa de p
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Streamstown is located along the cycle track, half way between Mullingar and Athlone. Great efforts have been made to encourage people to take a pit stop, including the planting of an apple orchard, old farm machinery laid out, and a clever table and chairs made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank curlzmc
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Took the train from Dublin to Athlone and cycled from Athlone to Mullingar (approx. 42k). Pros: Excellent flat traffic free route. Km's well signposted showing how far from Athlone/to Mullingar. Some well preserved train stations from the old railway enroute. Cons: Bland and uninteresting. No...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank michael k
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We parked in the very handy car park on the R394 next to the roundabout at Mullingar Business Park, easy to find with any mapping service although some of the images are a bit out of date so don't be put off! Just on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Dermot O
February 18, 2019|
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Response from joang51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes... perfect for the path. I use one & it certainly helps speed me through the less interesting parts of the trail.
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Duane B
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Vincent D | Reviewed this property |
Sir You do appear to miss the point. Athlone to Mullingar is a railway route. Mullingar to Dublin is a canal route. I have travelled Enfield to Dublin and the route is very rough in places with tree roots making the path... More
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