The train station in Dublin is very nice. Construction began in 1844 and it opened 1846. The railway company in Ireland is called: Iarnród Éireann. The trains are very clean and quiet, however the ticket prices are a bit steep; the cost for a round trip from Dublin to Galway is 48 euro. However, they do give a pretty good senior discount. Ireland has a free travel scheme where senior citizens do not have to pay for the bus, train or light rail. Frequent users of public transportation are able to opt-in to a tax scheme where they can deduct all their public transportation fares from their yearly tax liability. Another thing I just found out about: Ireland has a bike-to-work scheme where the government will reimburse you for 51% of the purchase price of a new bike costing up to €1000. Isn't that amazing? I am totally getting a new bike.