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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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is considered one of the county’s hidden gems and is located just 300 metres from Donegal Town Centre. Donegal had the largest narrow-gauge railway network in the British Isles, and uniquely, amongst steam engines and railcars, operated one of the first railway vehicles with an internal combustion engine in the world. This fascinating museum celebrating Donegal’s railway heritage is based in one of the few remaining original station houses, which opened in 1889. The museum which has just been upgraded comprises railway rolling stock, interesting artifacts, displays, a video presentation, model railways, a reference library, a shop and much more, including that famous Donegal welcome!Our Museum
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.
Coach 58 was one of the three most modern on the whole of the Irish narrow gauge lines and came to the County Donegal on…
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…
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…
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Our Swilly Railway talk comes to Dunfanaghy Workhouse on Saturday 26th March, 2pm. See poster for booking details. Saturday 26th March, 2pm, Admission €5. Tel:
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.