Jack’s Stop, a new café, is located on the Old Rail Trail Greenway at Streamstown, the perfect halfway stop between Athlone and Mullingar, and will open its doors on 31 March 2023. The cafe operator is Jacqueline Muldoon, a local entrepreneur with a passion for great food and hospitality.
Jack's Stop promises to be a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and coffee, right on the greenway at the Streamstown access point. The café is located in a beautifully restored Station House, with a great playground available right beside the café, along with bike and car parking, making it the perfect spot for families.
A renovation project undertaken by Westmeath County Council transformed the derelict buildings from the Streamstown Railway Station into a modern toilet block and cafe. Barry Kehoe, Director of Services, Westmeath County Council said, “It is a fantastic destination on the greenway halfway between Athlone and Mullingar and will provide toilet and refreshment facilities for the many cyclists, runners and walkers using the greenway.”
"We're grateful to Westmeath County Council for their support and collaboration in bringing Jack's Stop to life," said Jacqueline Muldoon, the café operator. "The building's rich history and its location on the Old Rail Trail Greenway make it the perfect spot for a cafe, and we're honoured to be able to preserve its heritage while creating a new community space for locals and visitors."
Jack's Stop will be open five days a week, Thursday to Monday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm, along with indoor seating, the cafe will also have an outdoor seating area, making it a great location for al fresco summer dining.
"We're looking forward to welcoming everyone to Jack's Stop," said Jacqueline Muldoon. "We believe that our cafe will become a beloved local institution and a destination for visitors exploring the Old Rail Trail Greenway."
The Old Rail Trail is a 43 km greenway that brings visitors along the historic Great Western Railway line, connecting the Royal Canal Greenway in Mullingar with the River Shannon in Athlone. Jack's Stop will be the ideal place for cyclists to take a break and enjoy some refreshments along the way.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 24/03/2023