Museum opening hours: 10AM to 5PM (Mon-Sat), 12noon-4pm (Sunday)

National Heritage Week @ Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

National Heritage Week – August 2022

Heritage Talk – The Restoration of Drumboe

Saturday 13th August, 3pm @ Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Peter Scott, Senior Railway Engineer/Director with Heritage Engineering Ireland will give a talk on the restoration of the famous Donegal steam engine “Drumboe”.  This event will also be broadcast Live on our Facebook Page, and can also be attended in person at the museum.

Free event, no need to book.  This event will be preceded by our Annual AGM at 2pm


Donegal Railway Heritage Vintage Car & Tractor Run

Sunday 14th August. Registration 12noon, Start 1pm

Our famous Vintage Rally will start from Donegal Livestock Mart (beside the museum) and finish at Biddy O’Barnes, where refreshments will be served. All types of cars and tractor’s welcome. Entry fee for vehicles: €20 per vehicle with all proceeds going to the running of our museum.

Contact Tel: 074 7722655 [email protected]  for further details


Official Launch of Drumboe display

Wednesday 17th August, 2pm

Watch the Live Launch of the competition of the restoration project of the famous Donegal Steam engine “Drumboe”, streamed Live on Facebook and YouTube. Drumboe is the only surviving original Donegal Steam Engine in the County!

Free event.


Family Heritage FunDay

Thursday 18th August, 11am-4pm

A special Family Funday, where families can come along and learn all about the Donegal Railways.  As well as tours for adults and kids, there will be various fun kids’ activities, including our new Interactive Steam Engine Cab kindly funded by the Heritage Council.

Kids are FREE! No need to book.

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is a registered charity and has been operating for over 25 years. The community museum is an important part of the visitor offer in the town and County, as well as creating employment for local people. Our remit is to keep the history and heritage of the County Donegal Railways alive through the running of the Museum, and the rescuing, restoration and showcasing of unique rolling stock and traction.

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