The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that we have now produced a new map of the entire county, showing a selection of some of the main Donegal railway heritage still to be seen across the County, (and across the border).
In recent years there has been an increased interest in railway heritage, locally, nationally and internationally. Here in Donegal is no different, but the uniqueness of the railways that operated across Donegal has a special place in the hearts of the local population, not to mention too the international interest it rightly deserves. Although much of our great railway heritage has disappeared over the decades, there still is surprising a lot about, hidden in plain sight and some of Donegal’s railway heritage is still in operation for different purposes, including as the Bus Éireann bus station in Letterkenny and their depot in Donegal town, both previously part of the Donegal railway network. This railway heritage that still survives across the County includes Station buildings, halts, Gatehouses, bridges, etc. With this in mind, we have produced a simple easy to read folded “Heritage Trail” guide for the county, as well as some locations just across the border.
The guide is A3 when folded out flat, has a map of key locations on one side, and a narrative for each location on the other. Each location also has the Google coordinates and/or Eircode; simply by typing this into your phone’s search engine (Google), you will be given the exact location for it. You can then Click on your device in order to get detailed directions on how to get to it from your current location. The Guide has been kindly funded by the Creative Ireland unit in Donegal County Council.
The guide is Free, and you just pay €2 for Postage and Packaging, or it can be collected directly from the museum.