Visitors or new members are always welcome. Just introduce yourself to a member at the Society’s railway station in Marlay Park any Saturday during summer, starting on 6 May, between the hours of 2.30 and 5.00 pm. Alternatively come along to the Club House any Tuesday or Saturday from 10 am to 3.30 pm.
The Society’s railway is located within the grounds of Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. This is a 300 acre public park operated by Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown County Council. Further information on the Park can be found at http://www.dlrcoco.ie/parks/marlay_information.html
The Park is located just north of the M50 motorway close to Junction 13. The main entrance to the Park is on the Grange Road (R113) and there is a car park inside the entrance, close to Marlay House. From there, it is a walk of 800 metres to the railway. From the Car Park, walk along the pathway, keeping Marlay House on your right and the large open green area on your left. Continue past the café on your right, keeping the green area on your left and the trees on your right. After approx 450 meters there is a signpost indicating Laurelmere Cottage (Teachin Laurelmere) and Playground (Clos Sugartha). Turn right here and follow the path straight through an intersection. After passing Laurelmere Cottage on your left you come to a narrow gateway. Passing through the gateway turn left. Beware of traffic as you are now on a park service road. Continue along the road for a further 250 metres and the railway is on your right.
There is an alternative entrance to the Park from College Road, located on the south boundary of the Park. On entering the park, travel down as far as permitted and park in the car park on the right. From here it is a walk of 180 metres down the slope to a lane. Turn right along the lane and the railway is another 130 metres on the left.
By public transport, Dublin Bus route 16 (Dublin Airport to Ballinteer) serves the Grange Road and there is a stop (No 2970) near the main entrance. At the stop, walk 75 metres up the slope (westward) and the Park entrance is opposite a signpost indicating “Marlay Demesne”. Routes 14, 14c, and 75 all serve the Ballinteer Shopping Centre which is a walk of 1 km metres to the main Park entrance.
The nearest LUAS stop is BALALLY on the Green Line. It is a 2 km walk from the LUAS Station to the Marlay Park Entrance.