Jack's Stop café opens next week

Jack’s Stop, a new café, located on the Old Rail Trail Greenway at Streamstown, will open its doors on Friday next, March 31.

The perfect halfway point between Mullingar and Athlone, the café's operator Jacqueline Muldoon, is a local entrepreneur with a passion for great food and hospitality.

She says 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 new café is located in the beautifully restored Station House, with accompanying 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.

"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.

"We're looking forward to welcoming everyone to Jack's Stop," continued Jacqueline "We believe that our cafe will become a beloved local institution and a destination for visitors exploring the Old Rail Trail Greenway."

Barry Kehoe, Director of Services at Westmeath County Council says it is a fantastic destination on the greenway, providing refreshment and toilet facilities for the many cyclists, runners and walkers using the greenway.

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.

Old Rail Trail

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.