This is a historical gem. So much information in the form of old tickets, photographs, paintings, newspaper cuttings, station masters hat, old signs. It’s SO interesting.
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We want you to be part of our museum and experience its rich history, so this is why we offer several ways to let you engage with us. To help maintain and develop the museum. Whether you are a young family wanting to entertain the kiddos on a rainy day, a railway enthusiast, a person who loves to preserve local history or a couple looking for an interesting photo opportunity on your wedding day! We have it all here for you.
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The of the Railway is told through large illustrated wall-boards, and on a variety of DVDs shown in two locations in our centre. These can be watched in comfort while enjoying a hot or cold drink and a snack.Our Museum
Railcar Trailer 5 was secured for restoration in the Summer of 1994. It was discovered by the local photographer the late Conor Sinclair at Doochary,…
The former Donegal Town Station houses a small museum with illustrated wall-boards, scale-models and railway memorabilia. Built: 1885 – 1895 Description Detached three-bay two-storey triple-pile former…
Our lovely garden is set between the station house and coaches. With picnic benches it’s the perfect place to sit with a cup of tea.
The County Donegal Railway pioneered the use of diesel railcars introducing the first one in 1931. Quite sophisticated articulated units were brought in over the…
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Age Range: 9-12 Our workshop aims to get young people excited and interested in culture and heritage by integrating historical information with modern technology and
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It all began in November 1990 when Joe Carroll, a Dubliner working in the fishing industry in Donegal sought employment opportunities outside the fishing trade.
What our visitors saying about their experience
Great place for train enthusiasts of all ages!Sam
I visit here often, as I love to see the old Railway items. My Mum and Dad used to use the railway and it’s so great that you can see old tickets and information about the trains, stations and the whole network.