Drumboe, the Donegal Steam Engine at Donegal Railway Heritage Museum, October 2021

The Donegal Steam Engine returns Home!

12th October 2021 History was made last weekend when the historic Donegal Steam Engine Drumboe, returned to Donegal Town. Early on Saturday morning, Drumboe was carefully lifted out of her home for the last few years at the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead, and placed on a low-loader for

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The Lough Swilly Remembered, by Jim McBride, published by Donegal Railway Heritage Museum

“THE LOUGH SWILLY REMEMBERED” – Available NOW to Pre-Order!

“THE LOUGH SWILLY REMEMBERED” – Available NOW to Pre-Order! Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted is announce the publification of a new railway book, titled “The Lough Swilly Remembered”, By Jim McBride. Jim has been involved with railway heritage and preservation for decades and is the Irish Editor for the

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Donegal Railway Christmas decoration, 2021

Exclusive Drumboe Christmas Tree decoration launched!

To celebrate the return of the famous Donegal Steam Engine Drumboe, we have commissioned this exclusive Drumboe Christmas decoration, which will be a great addition to any Christmas Tree. The wooden decoration is approximately 9.5cm wide, made locally in County Donegal and features Drumboe waiting by a platform, with the

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History being made as historic engine, set for return!

History will be made on Saturday 9th October, as the first original Donegal Steam Engine is set to return to the County in decades. The engine will be taken carefully from the restoration yard at Whitehead on a low-loader through Derry, Strabane, Stranorlar, and to Donegal Town, where she will

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Our Phone Lines are down but we are still Open!!

Our Phone lines are down for the new few days as we wait on a technician, but we are still here, so just come on down! Well, at least its a bit of peace and quiet, and more time to chat to our visitors! The Museum is open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm,

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Vintage Run in Donegal, 2021

Save the Date for Vintage Car & Tractor Run 2021!

Donegal Vintage Run – 15th August 2021! Have you a Vintage Car or tractor, and itching to get it out for a final run, (or for some, the first) before the summer ends? Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is holding its famous annual Vintage Run on Sunday 15th August, starting at

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Donegal Railway Railcar No. 1 Badge

Donegal Railway Railcar No. 1 Badge launched!

PRESS RELEASE July 2021  Donegal Railway Railcar No. 1 Badge launched! Every year Donegal Railway Heritage Museum produces a new limited edition Donegal Railway badge. We are delighted that this year we have just launched our new badge, which this year is the iconic Railcar No 1. This follows on

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Drumboe, the Donegal Steam Engine under restoration, June 2021

Full Steam Ahead for Drumboe!

Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to report that in spite of the Covid Lockdowns, restoration work has continued on the famous Donegal steam engine, Drumboe. You can watch a video about the current work at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u26SO6w6ZgU Niall McCaughan, Manager at the museum stated: “It has been a challenging year, and we

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Donegal Town Signage, June 2021

New Signage for Donegal Town!

Delighted to see the new improved signage around Donegal Town which is part of a €100k+ project which was instigated by the Donegal Railway Museum, who brought in Donegal Town Community Chamber, Donegal County Council, the Donegal Business Focus Group and Mayor Pauric Kennedy to formulate and deliver this unique

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