“Closing for 2 Weeks: 16.3.20 – 30.3.20”

  PRESS RELEASE 16th March 2020 We are sad to announce that like our neighbours across Donegal and further afield, we are closing for the next two weeks in response to the Covid-19 Virus. This time may be longer, depending on future government directives. During this time our staff will

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“February 2020 Newsletter”

    Introduction: Since our last newsletter, we have been very busy, probably the busiest period we have had in many years, as you will see from this newsletter. Our footfall on/offsite has increased by 36% compared to the previous year which is great news! However, we have as you know

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“A momentous year at Donegal Railway Museum!”

  PRESS RELEASE 17th December 2019  “A momentous year at Donegal Railway Museum!”   It’s been an extremely busy 12 months in the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre with ambitious plans for the future. Niall McCaughan, Manager stated: “2019 has been a momentous time for the museum, and it’s amazing what

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Leghowney Country market comes to Donegal Railway Museum

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that Leghowney County Market is coming to the Museum this summer, on Saturday 13th July, as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. Its 60 years this year since the Railway Station and majority of the railway lines closed in 1959. Leghowney Country

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Bringing Drumboe Home!

Drumboe was Donegal’s most famous steam engine and in this 60th year that Donegal Station and the Railway lines closed (1959), we want to leave a lasting legacy by restoring the engine and “bringing Drumboe home” to Donegal Town. Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is a registered charity. Our overall vision

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Making Tracks Day Out, The Loop that Links us

County Donegal Railway restoration CLG has teamed up with Donegal East Tourism, St. Connells Museum, The Isaac Butt Heritage Centre, William Rose, McKelvey’s and Biddy’s O’Barnes to offer ‘Making Tracks Day Out’. A full day guided excursion that will include culture, heritage Ceol agus craic. Donna Maskery, Manager with the

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February 2018 Update

  February 2018 Update Manager’s Note I started here with County Donegal Railway Restoration CLG on the 3rd Jan 2018. It was very exciting for me to think that I was about to play a part in what is ‘The History of the Donegal Railway Restoration project’.  In setting out

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One Account of the Donegal Railway Restoration Project 1990 – 2018

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. The local FÁS officer suggested he carry out some historical research into the County Donegal Railway. This led Joe to investigate the possibility of restoring

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