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 the plans for the future it’s important to look back at our past to appreciate the work that has been undertaken to date and to build on lessons learned to draft a map for the future.
In doing this I put a call out for ‘an account’ of the project and one very kind gentleman came forward with the information that follows. It is important to note that this is one individual’s account and as we all know we each hold a personal interpretation and understanding of any event so for those of you that were involved, your account may be a little different or a lot different… In terms of our vision, it remains the same as twenty years ago ‘to get a section of track operational’ and additions include:
- Improvements to the station house museum to make it more interactive and attractive to a wider audience
- get ourselves firmly on the map as an interesting and enjoyable wet weather visitor experience building on the success of the Wild Atlantic Way Initiative
- become a place of interest for locals, appreciated and supported by local communities
- Create links with others to maximise resources and ensure a comprehensive sustainable offering
I hope you will choose to get involved in making history with us as we begin the next chapter in the ‘Donegal Railway Restoration Project’.
Manager, Co. Donegal Railway Restoration CLG