Honorary Life Memberships Awarded

As is tradition during National Heritage Week, Donegal Railway Museum at their AGM this month, handed out a number of Honorary Lifetime Memberships to several individuals who have made a significant contribution to the story of the railways that once operated across the County. Hugh Dougherty was first to receive

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County Donegal Railway Bus

Returning historic Donegal Bus, just the ticket!

A 59 year-old bus is coming home to Donegal on Saturday 12 August to bring the days of the County Donegal Railways Road Passenger Services back to life. E152’s return to its old depot at Donegal Bus Garage, situated beside the award-winning Donegal Railway Museum, coincides with the launch of

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Swilly 70 Badge with Sir Anthony McFarland, Jul23

Lough Swilly  limited-edition 70th Anniversary Badge launched!

As many people across Donegal and further afield will know, this year is an important anniversary for the County, as it is 70 years since the main railway lines and stations across the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway closed. The railway opened in 1853, closed in 1953, with the Swilly

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We are National Finalists!

After the recent news that the Donegal Railway Museum won The National Lottery Good Causes Awards Heritage Category for the County, it has just been announced that the museum has won through to the National Finals. Niall McCaughan, Manager of Donegal Railway Museum stated: “Only a few weeks ago we

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We are Award Winners!

 “Railway Museum wins Major Award!” It has just been announced that Donegal Railway Museum have won a major Award, The National Lottery Good Causes Awards, and is the overall County Winner in the Heritage Category. Niall McCaughan, Manager of Donegal Railway Heritage Museum stated: “We are delighted to hear today

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Drumboe's Homecoming

RTE1 Nationwide – Drumboe, The Homecoming!

      The big news is that finally the “Drumboe Homecoming Event” will be broadcast by RTE1 on Monday 17th April at 7pm to a national and international audience. RTE Nationwide, if you are not aware, is one of the national broadcasters’ flagship nightly programs; this will undoubtedly be

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Easter Fun Day @ Donegal Railway, 23

Easter Family FunDay is back – Saturday 8th April 2023!

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that its famous “Easter Family Funday” is back again, bigger and better than ever before. The Easter Bunny stated: “I am really excited about my return to the museum. This is a great experience for kids and families, which includes not only

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“Railway Crane Donated to Museum”

    PRESS RELEASE 2nd February 2023 “Railway Crane Donated to Museum” It has just been announced that an original railway crane has been donated and now installed at the Donegal’s Railway Heritage Museum. The crane had been at a farm outside Manorcunningham at Drumbarnet Lower, for a number of decades,

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Fine Dining & Music at Donegal Railway!

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre was delighted to host a unique night at our museum of fine dining and music till the late hours at the opening night of “A Taste of Donegal”. A unique setting for this wonderful event! Music was provided by The Swingtime Starlets, and great food from

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Restored Donegal Steam Engine Officially Unveiled!

  History has been made in County Donegal with the historic Donegal Steam Engine Drumboe installation, being officially launched after her return home several months ago to Donegal Town. Niall McCaughan, Manager at the Donegal Railway Heritage Museum stated: “This is a major   milestone for us and the County, as this is

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