Heritage Week Speakers Announced

Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce two guest railway historians speakers, Charles Friel and Joe Begley, will each give illustrated talks at our Museum as part of National Heritage Week programme for August. On Saturday 17th August, 2:30pm, Charles Friel will give an illustrated talk title “The Wee Donegal

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“Seeking the Swilly” – Book Launch & Talk, Saturday 29th, 3pm

Venue: Donegal Railway Museum Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce  the official book launch “Seeking the Swilly” by Hugh Dougherty and talk on Saturday 29th June, 3pm. This follows on from the success of Hugh’s previous book, the “County Donegal Railways Bus Services” which was launched at our Museum last

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Cruinniú na nÓg @ Donegal Railway Museum, 15th June 2024

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 A day of free creativity for children and young people Join us for a Family Fun event hosted by the Donegal Town Community Chamber and the Donegal Railway Museum to celebrate our town’s 550th anniversary! 🎪🎨🚂 Mark your calendars for Saturday, 15th June , from 12-4pm

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Cross Border Funding Secured for Railway Heritage Project

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin TD, today announced a list of organisations awarded funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs Shared Island Civic Society Fund. Selected from across the civic society sector, north and south, 35 projects were granted funding. Each of these projects have a

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550 Donegal Town Anniversary Exhibition Launched

The Award Winning Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition titled the “550 Donegal Town Anniversary Exhibition” at the Museum. This event is the Museum’s contribution to the Anniversary year and is the first official 550 event of the year. Niall McCaughan, Manager of

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Donegal Railway Easter FunDay, 24

Easter Family FunDay is back – Saturday 30th March 2024!

The Award Winning Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce that its famous “Easter Family Funday” is back again, bigger and better than ever before, on Easter Saturday. The Easter Bunny stated: “I am really excited about my return to the museum. This is a great experience for kids and

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Donegal Railway to feature on RTE1!

The Award Winning Donegal Railway Museum is set to feature on RTE again for the second time this year after its Nationwide appearance, this time on a special two-part documentary called “The Records Show” this Sunday 15th October, 6:30pm. The landmark documentary will delve into the many stories that make

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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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