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“Building the Burtonport Extension Railway” – An illustrated talk by Joe Begley

Heritage Talk – “Building the Burtonport Extension Railway” – An illustrated talk by Joe Begley

Tuesday 20th August, 7pm.

Venue: Donegal Railway Museum

The Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway has been variously described both as the greatest journey on the Irish Narrow Gauge, running as it did just short of 50 miles through some of the wildest of the Donegal countryside, and a Folly, given the nature of its chosen course and construction. Its development and history is well described elsewhere. Railway Historian Joe Begley’s talk will feature a trip along the extension, accompanied on the way by a “special train” and will have a focus on aspects of its construction and some of the challenges faced, illustrated with some rare photographs from Engineers involved.

This is a Ticketed Event and will also be Broadcast online; further details to follow before the end of July

This event is part of our Heritage Week Programme in August 2024

Joe Begley