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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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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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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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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New Manager Appointment

We would like to welcome Donna Maskery to the Donegal Railway Heritage team as the new Museum Manager. This marks the start of a new chapter in Donegal Railway history. The vision for our organization has always been and remains to ultimately see the restoration of a section of track

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Websites Donegal Railway enthusiasts should bookmark…

Here is link to useful sites to do with Railways, model railways and modeling. If you have a link or know of a site that would be useful please contact us here. Cumann Traenach na Gaeltachta Láir – The Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal West Clare Extension Railway site Hells

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